Boards & Committees

Board of Adjustments


Term of Office: 2 years
Meeting Schedule: 2nd Monday of each month at 5:15 p.m.
Staff Liaisons: Erik Smith/Kim Hodde

Position Board Members
Term Expires December 31
1 Malisa Hampton 2017
2 Arlen Thielemann 2017
3 Jon Hodde 2018
4 Walt Schoenvogel 2018
5 VACANT 2018
  Alternate Member  
A-1 Richard Heiges 2018
A-2 Jarvis Van Dyke 2018
A-3 Lynette Sheffield 2017
A-4 John Pledger 2017

The Board of Adjustments and Appeals fulfills, in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas and the Code of Ordinances of the City of Brenham, those responsibilities so delegated to it by the City Council.

Five (5) members are appointed by the City Council for staggered terms of two (2) years respectively. At least one member of the Board shall be a member of the city Planning and Zoning Commission. The Board shall have two (2) alternate members, appointed by the City Council, who shall serve in the absence of one or more regular members when requested to do so by the Mayor. These alternate members, when appointed, shall serve for the same period as the regular members.

The Board hears and decides appeals where it is alleged there is error of law in any order, requirement, or decision made by the Zoning Administrator, including appeals alleging error in the interpretation of the classification of any use not specifically named in the City of Brenham Zoning Ordinance and to hear and decide special exceptions and variances as provided for in the City of Brenham Zoning Ordinance.