Board of Zoning Appeals


To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged by the applicant that there is an error in any order, requirement, etc. made by the Building Official, Zoning Administrator, etc. in administering or enforcing the provision of Ordinance. To interpret provisions of Ordinance. To authorize variances and exceptions.

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Meeting Schedule
The Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in the Governmental Center, 2nd Floor Committee Room unless otherwise noted, with some exceptions due to holidays.


All appointments are 3-year terms expiring 6/30. Appointments are made by City Commission. The board consists of 9 members:

  • At least one member shall also be member of the City Planning Commission
  • The City Commission shall appoint 2 alternate members for 3-yr terms

Staff Liaison:

David Weston
Planning & Zoning Administrator

(231) 922-4464

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Board Members

Jeff Cockfield, Chairperson
1621 Comanche St, TC, 49686
(231) 218-4986
Initial Apt. Date: 12/16/2002
Termination: 06/30/2025

Ashley Thompson
335 East Bay Blvd, TC, 49686
(734) 355-3761
Initial Apt. Date: 07/03/2017
Termination: 06/30/2023

Theresa Broad
348 W. 13th St., TC, 49684
231-218-0594 (Cell)
Initial Apt. Date: 9/06/2022
Termination: 06/30/2024

Vacant Seat

Termination: 06/30/2023

Steve Stannard
1016 Peninsula Dr, TC, 49686
(443) 540-7654
Initial Apt. Date: 04/17/2017
Termination: 06/30/2024

Matt Hanley 
515 W. 9th St, TC, 49684
(231) 218-3346
Initial Apt. Date: 03/17/2014
(08/05/2013 as an alternate member)
Termination: 06/30/2024

Debbie Hershey (Planning Rep)
305 E Eighth St, TC, 49684
231-350-2144 (Cell)
Initial Apt. Date: 08/07/2023
Termination: 06/30/2024

Vacant Seat
Termination: 06/30/24

Merek Roman
517 Third St., TC, 49686
(231) 590-2434
Initial Apt. Date: 09/06/22 
Termination: 06/30/25

Vacant Seat 

Termination: 06/30/2024

Mitchell Treadwell (Alternate Member)
620 W. 7th St., TC, 49684
(231) 409-4819
Initial Apt. Date: 02/01/2021
Termination: 06/30/2024