Board of Adjustment
|Member Name||Position||Term Expires|
|Dale Amstutz||Vice Chair||12/31/2022|
|Bill Carrothers||Alternate Member||12/31/2023
|Linda Smith||Alternate Member||12/31/2022|
|Frank Gracely, Jr.||Alternate Member||12/31/2023|
|Ron Christesson||Alternate Member||12/31/2023|
|Thom Fairleigh||Alternate Member||12/31/2023|
Regular Sessions will be held only if there are applications or items to be heard. Meetings are typically held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 3:00 P.M. in City Council Chambers.
City Staff Liaison: Development Services Director Sally McFeron
City Council Liaison: Mayor Pro Tem Elsie Thurman
The Board of Adjustment is responsible for granting variances to the terms of the zoning regulations of the City, and deciding appeals from decisions of administrative officials related to those zoning regulations. If a municipality wants to provide in its zoning ordinance a mechanism through which it can approve waivers from the strict letter of the zoning rules, state law authorizes the City Council of a municipality to establish procedures for the appointment of a Board of Adjustment. (Texas Local Government Code §211.008). The zoning ordinance may provide that the Board of Adjustment can make special exceptions to the terms of the zoning ordinance that are consistent with the general purpose and intent of the ordinance and with any applicable rules contained in the ordinance.
On February 21, 2017, the City Council adopted an ordinance creating a Board of Adjustment for Horseshoe Bay. The Board consists of five residents, who are registered voters of the city, appointed by City Council and serve staggered two-year terms.
- Ordinance 2017-05 Creating the Board of Adjustment 02.17.2017 (PDF)
- Ordinance 2017-10 Amending the Board of Adjustment 04.18.2017 (PDF)
Board of Adjustment Application Forms
These documents may not reflect the most current forms. Since this process is time sensitive and project specific, you should always contact the Assistant Planner prior to posting or mailing any notices to be informed of the most current procedures.
- Application for Zoning Variance (PDF)
- Sample Public Hearing Notice for Zoning Variance (PDF)
- Checklist for Zoning Variance Application (PDF)
- Full Request for Zoning Variance Application Packet (PDF)
Public Hearing Notices
Public hearing notices for Board of Adjustment applications must be published in both the Horseshoe Bay Beacon and The Highlander newspapers per the schedule. Property owners within 200 feet of the property must be notified by mail. The mailed notices do not have to be sent certified mail, but a list of property owners and addresses the notices were sent to must be submitted with the application.
The Board of Adjustment will only meet if there are applications to be heard. Contact the Development Services Technician at 830-598-9959 to verify if there will be a meeting.
Staff will prepare a meeting packet for the Board of Adjustment that includes staff reports on all Variance requests. The applicant will be notified of staff comments prior to the Board of Adjustment meeting.
The applicant or representative must attend the Board of Adjustment meeting
Americans with Disabilities Act
In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, the City of Horseshoe Bay will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons to attend Planning and Zoning Commission meetings. To better serve you, requests should be received 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please contact the Development Services Technician at 830-598-9959.