Zoning Board of Adjustment


The board meets on an “as needed” basis. The meetings are held in the evening and are approximately 1 - 3 hours in duration. The board shall hold an organizational meeting in November and shall elect a chairman and vice chairman from among its members before proceeding to any other matters of business. Additional time is required to read relevant reports and documentation. Special meetings with the city council are scheduled on an as needed basis.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to each meeting.
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The board is comprised of six members - one appointed by the mayor and one each by the five members of City Council. The place number for the BOA members shall correspond to the City Council place number of their appointing council member. The mayor’s appointee will be designated Place 6. Two alternates are appointed by the entire city council. Members must be residents of the City of Haslet, should have demonstrated civic interest, general knowledge of the community, independent judgment and availability to prepare for and attend meetings. Alternate members serve in the absence of one or more regular members when requested to do so by the mayor.

Place 1
Cindy Laird
Place 2
Marsha Rowlison
Place 3
Jim Newkirk
Place 4
Place 5
Place 6
Place 7 (Alt. 1)
Place 8 (Alt. 2)
Marilyn Taylor


Since determinations by the board of adjustments are that of a quasi-judicial body, its judgments and decrees are afforded a presumption of legality by state law. The board may hear and determine cases concerning alleged violations of the ordinances of the City of Haslet.


The board of adjustments was created in 2002 by ordinance #0603-02. Sometimes this board is referred to as zoning board of adjustments. Specific detail about the board of adjustments can be found in the Haslet City Code, Chapter 14 (Zoning) Article 14.05. The BOA was established for the purpose of hearing, in appropriate cases and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, requests for special exceptions and variances to the terms of Haslet’s zoning ordinance in accordance with any applicable rules contained in the ordinance.


Each board member serves a two-year term. They serve concurrent terms with their appointing council member, but generally, Place 1, 3, 5 expire on even-numbered years, and Place 6, 2 and 4 expire on odd-numbered years. Alternate Place 1 expires in odd years and Alternate Place 2 in even years.

City Staff Liaison

Board of adjustment members are provided clerical / administrative support from the Community Development Department and other members of city staff, as appropriate.