Board of Adjustment
 
The Board of Adjustment consists of five members. Four members must live outside the corporate limits of municipalities. One member is also on the Planning Commission. No elected officer of the County nor any employee of the Board of County Commissioners can serve as a member.

Minnesota State Statues requires Winona County to send notices announcing a pending public hearing to property owners near the subject property. Typically, the hearings consist of a variance to a Zoning Ordinance provision, or a permit to operate a conditional use. Such notices invite the public to participate in the decision-making process. If you received a notice of a public hearing in the mail, and you have questions, please contact the Planning Department at the number listed at the bottom of the notice.

The Board of Adjustment meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 P.M. in the County Board Room. Their meetings are open to the public.


 
 

Agenda and Minutes

Functions and Authority

The Board of Adjustment has the authority to order the issuance of variances, hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by any administrative office charged with enforcing any ordinance adopted pursuant to the provision of State Statute 394.21 to 394.37, order the issuance of permits for buildings in areas designated for future public use on an official map and perform such other duties as required by the official controls. Such appeal may be taken by any person aggrieved or by any officer, department, board or bureau of a town, municipality, county or state. In exercising its powers under this subdivision, the Board of Adjustment shall take into consideration the Town Board's recommendation when the Board of Adjustment's decision directly affects land within the town. The Board of Adjustment has the authority to grant variances to the vehicular access requirements of the Floodplain Ordinance.
 


Board of Adjustment Members
 

Larry Greden (Chair)
Margaret Walsh
Cherie Hales
Richard Hunnewell
Philip Schwantz