Board of Appeals


Every community that enacts a zoning ordinance must have a Board of Appeals. The board's authority to grant variances serves the purpose of giving the ordinance some flexibility when a land use question arises in the community that has not been anticipated by said ordinance. The Board of Appeals is authorized to hear variance requests in matters relating to all zoning ordinances, as well as shoreland / wetland and floodplain zoning ordinances. The Board of Appeals acts as an agent of the local government in deciding variance requests as it upholds the intent of the zoning ordinance while ensuring substantial justice for the property owner.

The board is considered to be a quasi-judicial body because it acts somewhat like a court as it follows accepted procedures and evaluates the relevant facts in each case that is heard at the public meeting.

Municipal Code

By-Laws (PDF)


  • 6:00 pm on the First Thursday of each month
  • City Hall, 3805 S. Casper Dr., New Berlin, WI 53151

Agendas & Minutes

View Minutes prior to March 1, 2011


Member Position Term Expiration Date
Ronald Stair Alternate #2 October 25, 2024
John Goetter Chairman & Citizen Member April 30, 2025
Nicole Willoughby Alternate #1 June 7, 2024
Dan Hogan Staff Designee, Code Compliance Specialist N/A
James Klappa Citizen Member April 30, 2025
Paul Langer Citizen Member August 24,2026
Scott Schulpius Citizen Member April 30, 2025
James Oldham Citizen Member April 30, 2026