Board of Adjustment

Information for the May 7, 2021 Wright County Board of Adjustment Hearing

In response to COVID-19, and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12 relating to Emergency Management, Governor Walz has declared a state of emergency.  In accordance with Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021 and the declared state of emergency, Board of Adjustment members, the applicant, and the general public may participate in person, by telephone, and by other electronic means.   The meeting will be held at the Wright County Board Room located at 10 2nd St. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313. Public attendance and participation will be allowed, provided all MDH and CDC guidelines to minimize gatherings are adhered to. For viewing and participation options, please see below.

Written Comments:

To submit public comment in writing, mail to the address indicated on the form or email to barry.rhineberger@co.wright.mn.us  Written correspondence must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Verbal Comments during the meeting:

Although public participation and comment is allowed, following MDH and CDC guidelines, virtual attendance and comment will continue to be available.  Please contact Barry Rhineberger, BOA staff, at the above email address or via phone at (763) 682-8947, to receive an invitation to the virtual meeting or information on how to call into the meeting.  This request must be made no later than 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Viewing without participating:

To view the live meeting, but not participate in the discussion, the meeting will be broadcast on the Wright County YouTube channel.  

Responsibilities


The Board of Adjustment is a 5-member board appointed by the Wright County Board of Commissioners. The most common and best-known function of the Board of Adjustment is the consideration of requests for variances. However, it also acts upon questions regarding the administration of the Zoning Ordinance, including the interpretation of zoning maps, interpretation of Flood Plain boundaries, and any appeals from decisions made by zoning staff. The board also may review lots of record that don't meet current zoning standards, and may require these lots to be joined, combined or otherwise modified to conform more closely to current standards.

Meetings


The Board of Adjustment meets 1-2 times a month on Friday mornings. View the meeting calendar.

Agendas & Minutes


View Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes

Members


The following is a list of Board of Adjustment members and the Commissioner District from which they were appointed:
  • Bob Neumann - 1st District
  • Dan Mol  - 2nd District
  • John Jones - 2nd District
  • Paul Aarestad - 4th District
  • Dan Vick - 5th District

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