The Zoning Board of Adjustment is a five member quasi-judicial board appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council whose primary responsibility is to hear and review requests for variances and appeals on matters related to the City of Crestview Hills Zoning Ordinances. It is not a legislative body with the authority to amend ordinances or create new laws. Members of both the joint Kenton County Planning Commission and the City of Crestview Hills Board of Adjustment must comply with the customary rule of law including notification, evidence and due process.
State Law allows local governments to have a planning board within their jurisdiction (KRS Chapter 100) and further requires that the government maintain a separate Board of Adjustment in addition to the planning board that determines cases in which lawful variances, conditional uses, and non-conforming uses can be granted by the board.
Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) require that all Planning and Board of Adjustment members complete required training every two years. The current training required for those members is a total of eight (8) hours over the two year period. Training is offered periodically by the Planning and Development Services of Kenton County (PDS) as well as through on-line courses/webinars offered by the American Planning Association (APA).
The City may at times consult the PDS staff when reviewing potential conditional uses or variance requests.
Wayne Clark, Chairman
Tim Williams, City Administrator, is the Zoning Administrator.