Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board Contact
Jeff Mais, Zoning & Codes Administrator269-329-4476Maisj@portagemi.gov


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The ZBA is authorized by Michigan statute and helps ensure that the objectives of the Zoning Ordinance are met, public safety secured, and substantial justice is done. All meetings are open to the public and public notices are completed prior to a public hearing. The powers and jurisdiction of the ZBA are specified in the City of Portage Zoning Ordinance (Section 42-620 to 42-623) and include the granting of variances, interpretations, temporary uses and other appeals as authorized in the ordinance.


There are seven members and two alternate members on the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).

Zoning Board Members
Jay Eichstaedt, ChairMichael Reedy
Ken Seybold
Lynn Haddow, Vice ChairLinda Finch
Winifred Kurtz
Linda Fry, Secretary
Lena Jomaa

Jeff Mais, Zoning & Codes Administrator, Ex OfficioBiqi Zhao, Deputy Director of Planning and Zoning


 Zoning Board of Appeals agendas will be posted the Monday before each Monday meeting. Minutes will be posted once approved by the board.

  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of every month
  • City Hall
    7900 S Westnedge Avenue
    Portage, MI 49002

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Channel Lineup & Programming

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