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Board of Zoning Appeals

The Zoning Appeals Board has the authority to hear and decide appeals from decisions made by the Zoning Official or City Engineer under the Unified Development Ordinance; the authority to grant variances; the authority to approve changes in nonconforming uses; and the duty to interpret the Unified Development Ordinance or Zoning Map.

The Zoning Appeals Board was created by the Franklin City Charter and consists of five members, all appointed by Council for four-year terms.


Kenneth Gibson  Mr. Gibson was appointed to the Appeals Board in 2021
Elizabeth Townsley  Ms. Townsley was appointed to the Appeals Board in 2022
Dennis West Mr. West was appointed to the Appeals Board in 2024
Ron Bencsik Mr. Bencsik was appointed to the Appeals Board in 2024


The Zoning Appeals Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. All meetings are held at the City’s Municipal Building, 1 Benjamin Franklin Way.

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