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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 the Marathon County Administrator. It shall consiste of five (5) members, one of which will be a County Board Supervisor, and two (2) alternates.

Duties and Responsibilities: Pursuant to § 59.694(1)(2) and 59.693(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 any special exceptions to the terms of a Zoning Ordinance 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 - 163228 Meadow Road, Wausau, WI  54403
Karen Piel, Vice Chair - 217299 River Vista Drive, Mosinee, WI  54455
Jim Servi - 243853 Grass Creek Lane, Athens, WI  54411
Roger Zimmermann - 216255 Esker Road, Hatley, WI  54440
Supervisor Arnold Schlei - 237654 Trappers Lane, Wausau, WI  54403  Contact
Gerald Hoffmann - 231630 County Road E, Athens, WI  54411
Carolyn Opitz - 115655 Riverside Road, Marshfield, WI  54449