Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

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The ZBA is a five-member Board with two alternate members that reviews requests to vary or modify standards in the zoning ordinance. Building Services serves as staff to the ZBA.

Desirable Characteristics and Qualifications for Committee Members (per staff liaison)

  • Some knowledge of how City government functions.
  • Some knowledge of City codes or regulations.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Open-minded.
  • Has an unbiased approach to considering the facts of an issue, the ability to make a decision based on the facts and requirements of City Ordinance.
  • Applicants from banking, legal, financial, education, business, public administration, and surveying fields are desirable.
Number of Members  7 Members:
Citizen Members (5)
Alternates (2)

Barry Badertscher 

Jason Brown

Quentin Mayberry

Rheanne Montanye

Jennifer Schroeder

Mark Helgestad, Alternate #1

Jim Poad, Alternate #2

Term of Office 3 years
Commencement of Term First Monday of May each year 
Appointment by Whom

City Manager (also appoints Chairperson with no confirmation)


The City Manager will take into consideration the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Appointments when appointing citizen members to this committee.

Approval or Confirmation by Common Council
Residency Requirements of Citizen Members  Charter Ordinance Chapter 2.28 requires residency of members.
Duties and Responsibilities WI State Statute 62.23(7)(e)(7). Decide appeals from City Zoning Ordinance.
To What Authority Do They Report Highest Authority
When Meetings are Held Fourth Tuesday of each month (if no business, notified) and on call.
Who Calls Meetings Chairperson
Responsibility for Minutes Board Secretary
Location of Filed Minutes Building Division