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Board of Adjustment
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Tuesday of each month as needed
  • Public Safety Complex
       614 Main St
       Pella, IA 50219
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Term Expiration

Originally Appointed

Contact Phone

Jim Corbett  January 4, 2021 January 4, 2011 641.628.3150
Vacant* January 1, 2022

Vince Nossaman - Vice-Chair* May 1, 2023 May 20, 2008 641.780.4394
Merlan Rolffs* May 1, 2023 September 16, 2003 641.621.6149
Susan Reiter January 4, 2021 March 15, 2016 641.416.0126
Lyle Vander Meiden January 1, 2022 July 2, 2002 641.628.2610
Corey Westra January 1, 2024 March 5, 2019 515.419.6347
Mike Vander Wert - Chair January 1, 2022 February 6, 2007 515.224.4344
Glenn Van Wyk*         January 1, 2022 April 3, 2012 641.628.3897
*Extraterritorial Member

Board members are appointed by the mayor and/or City Council and are subject to City Council approval. Members serve five-year terms.

Powers & Duties
The Board of Adjustment consists of nine members: five members are city members, and there are two members each from Marion and Mahaska counties for extraterritorial zoning.

The Board of Adjustment shall have only the following powers and duties:
  • Administrative Review - The board may hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decisions, or determination made by the zoning administrator in the enforcement of this zoning ordinance or any regulation relating to the location or soundness of structures.
  • Special Use Permits - The board may hear and decide the approval of applications for special use permits.
  • Variances to Relieve Hardships Relating to Property - The board may authorize, upon appeal, variances where by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness, or shape of a specific piece of property at the time of enactment of the zoning regulations; or by reason of exceptional topographic conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situation or condition of such piece of property, such strict application would result in peculiar and exceptional practical difficulties to or exceptional and undue hardships upon the owner of such property.

More Information
For more information on the Board of Adjustment, contact the Zoning Administrator by calling 641.628.0043.