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Mission/purpose:  To hear appeals and in appropriate cases and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, make special exceptions to the terms of the County's zoning ordinance.
Membership:  The Board of Adjustment shall be appointed by Marathon County Administrator. It shall consist of five members, one of which will be a County Board Supervisor, and two alternates. 
Duties and responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities include: Pursuant to §§ 59.694 (1)(2) and 59.692(4)(5), Wis. Stats., duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 
1.     Hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an Administrative Officer.
2.     Hear and deny special exceptions to the terms of a Zoning Ordinance upon which the Board of Adjustment is required to pass.
3.     Authorize, upon appeal in specific cases, such variance from the terms of a Zoning Ordinance, as will not be contrary to the public interests, public safety, or public welfare.


Board Membership:

Richard Lawson (Chair) - 4906 N. 89th Street, Wausau, WI  54401
Karen Piel (Vice-Chair) - 1984 River Vista Drive, Mosinee, WI  54455
Jim Servi - 11920 Ninth Lane, Athens, WI  54411
Roger Zimmermann - 1726 Esker Road, Hatley, WI  54440
Supervisor Arnold Schlei - Contact
Gerald Hoffman - 5250 County Road E, Athens, WI  54411
Carolyn Opitz - M504 Cherry Street, Marshfield, WI  54449