Board of Adjustment
The function of the Board of Adjustment is to provide an administrative appeal for any challenge of an action or decision of an official relating to the zoning ordinance. The administrative powers of the Board include deciding appeals where there is an alleged error, to grant special exceptions to the zoning ordinance and to authorize specific variances from the terms of the ordinance when an unnecessary hardship is proven.
When a request for an appeal is received, the secretary will schedule a public hearing for the fourth Tuesday of the month to hear the appeal. The meetings are scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers of the Town Hall, 1011 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528 unless a special meeting is called by the Chairman and set for a different time.
The Board of Adjustment consists of five regular members and two supernumerary members. The positions are filled by citizens who are appointed by the Mayor. Their term of office is three years. All members of the Board of Adjustment shall be full-time residents of Dauphin Island. All terms of office coincide with the fiscal year for the Town of Dauphin Island beginning the first of October and ending with the last of September of each year. Any vacancy in the Board’s membership caused by death, resignation or removal for cause shall be filled for the un-expired term by appointment of the Mayor.
Members of the Board of Adjustment
MERRILL McPHEARSON Chairman
CAROL MERKEL Co-Chairman
DENA MCKEE Supernumerary
NEIL SASS Member
JACK GAINES Member
MARY PORTER Supernumerary
SHIRLEY ROBINSON Council Member