Community Development Boards
There are three volunteer Boards that perform essential duties related to the Department's activities. The members are appointed to these positions of service by County Council.
Board of Zoning Appeals
There are nine members of the Board of Zoning Appeals, each representing a Council District. They hear appeals and requests for variances from the Zoning Ordinance. The Board meets on the 2nd floor of the County Administration Building at 6:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. The deadline for items to be submitted for the Board’s consideration is no later than Noon (12:00 p.m.) on the second (2nd) Friday of the month preceding the month of the meeting. (Example: The deadline for the July meeting would be no later than noon on the second (2nd) Friday in June.)
Building Codes Board of Appeals
There are nine members of the Building Codes Board of Appeals, each representing a specific area of technical expertise related to the building industry. They hear appeals and requests for variances from the provisions of the Building Codes Ordinance. The Board meets only when there are requests or appeals filed and the meetings are scheduled as quickly as possible for the convenience of the applicant(s).
Grant Programs Advisory Committee
The Community Development Department’s Grant Programs Advisory Committee exists to provide input and assistance for projects funded through the County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnership Program. The members of the Committee act in an advisory role to the Grant Programs Division of the Community Development Department. All committee members reside in Lexington County or represent organizations or businesses serving residents of Lexington County. Among the responsibilities of the Grant Programs Advisory Committee are to provide feedback to staff on annual grant project applications, to hear appeals from rehabilitation program applicants, and to serve as advocates for our grant programs in the community. The Committee meets annually to review grant application proposals and at others times as needed to address specific issues related to our grant programs.