Zoning Board of Adjustment

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ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT (ZBA) 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.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 12:15 pm in the George W. Clay, Jr. Utility Operation Center Assembly Room at 824 W. Grover St.

Roger Holland (ETJ) roger@hhparchitects.com  June 2018 
Morris Hudson mhudson@leasingservicesinc.com  June 2018 
Noel MacArthur
 June 2018 
Vacant - Alternate (ETJ)    June 2018 
Burel Harris (Chairman)
 June 2019 
Thomas Martin Jr. (Vice Chair) 
tom@flowersmartin.com  June 2019 
Mike Philbeck mdphilbeck@carolina.rr.com
June 2019
David Beam david@insulateamerica.com June 2020
Mot (Martha) Davis motdavis@gmail.com June 2020
Vacant- Alternate           

Bill McCarter - Alternate  bill.mccarter@clevelandcounty.com 
June 2020

City Council Liaison:
Staffed by:

Ben Kittrell, Jr. - Ward 5

715 Cedar Hill Drive
Shelby, NC 28152
H: 704-300-9202
email: ben.kittrell@cityofshelby.com 

Walter (Walt) Scharer, Planning Services Director
Alan Toney, Planner 
Lacey Tindall, Administrative Assistant






To apply for appointment, fill out the application for Appointment to Boards & Commissions and submit it to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall.


For more information, contact:

Walt Scharer, Planning & Development Services Director 
Alan Toney, Planner

Planning & Development Services
Phone: 704-484-6829
Post Office Box 207 (28151)
315 South Lafayette Street; Shelby, NC 28150