PLANNING & developmeny SERVICES: Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)


ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT is a quasi-judicial board with meetings open to the

public. This board meets the first Thursday of each month with the business meeting beginning at 12:15 PM at the UOC Assembly Room, Utilities Operations Center, 824 West Grover Street, Shelby.

The board is composed of eight inside city limits members and three ETJ members. They are appointed for three year staggered terms by City Council. The outside members have jurisdiction over matters within the ETJ, only. The inside members have jurisdiction over matters within the city limits and the ETJ. 

The powers and duties of the Zoning Board of Adjustment are:

The Board of Adjustment shall hear and decide:

  1. Appeals from any order, decision, requirement, or interpretation made by the Zoning Administrator, as provided in Section 7-1 of the UDO.
  2. Applications for conditional use permits, as provided in Section 4-7 of the UDO.
  3. Applications for general variances, as provided in Section 7-2 and applications for variances from watershed district overlay requirements as provided Section 7-2.3 of the UDO.
  4. Questions involving interpretations of the zoning map, including disputed district boundary lines and lot lines, as provided in Section 2-3.2 of the UDO.
  5. Applications for a special exception, as provided in Section 6-3.3 of the UDO.
  6. Any other matter of the Board is required to act upon by any other City ordinance.





Burel Harris (Chairman)

223 Country Club Rd.

July 2016

H: 704-484-9553

Thomas Martin Jr. (Vice Chair)

212 S. DeKalb St.

July 2016

H: 704-484-3250  
W: 704-482-4441        ext. 21

Mike Philbeck

1805 Arbor Way
July 2016

H: 704-487-1209

C: 704-692-2494

W: 704-481-2992

Noel MacArthur (ETJ)

1414 Hubbard Terrace

July 2015

H: 704-484-3457 

W: 704-692-4911

Roger Holland (ETJ)

208 Deerchase Rd.

July 2015


Morris Hudson

503 W. Marion St.
July 2015

H: 704-482-9252

C: 704-472-4899

VACANCT (ETJ) - Alternate



July 2015


David Beam

437 Country Club Ct.
July 2014

Mot (Martha) Davis

504 W. Warren St.

Apt. #A-1

July 2014

C: 704-692-834

H: 704-487-1057

Chris Martin - Alternate

807 Surry Dr.

July 2014

H: 704-472-8557

W: 704-484-4975

Bill McCarter - Alternate


107 Plantation Ct.
July 2014

H: 704-487-0201

W: 704-484-4947


Meetings are held ont he first Thursday of each month from 11:45 - 1:00 p.m in the UOC Assembly Room at 824 W. Grover St.

Three-year (3) appointments.


City Council Liason:

David White - Ward 2

H: 704-482-9240

W: 704-487-8627


Staffed by:

Walter (Walt) Scharer, Planning Services Director

Kathy Melton, Administrative Assistant/Board Secretary

Judy Webb, Zoning Enforcement Officer




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For more information, contact:

Planning & Development Services

Phone: 704-484-6829

Post Office Box 207  (28151)

315 South Lafayette Street;  Shelby, NC 28150

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