Building Board of Appeals


  • Meetings called as necessary
  • City Hall
    Lower Level Conference Room
    900 Quay St.
    Manitowoc, WI 54220

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The Building Board of Appeals is made up of five members that serve four-year terms:
  • Joe Holzinger, member - term expires June 1, 2024
  • Paul Braun, member - term expires June 1, 2024
  • Curt Kerscher, member - term expires June 1, 2024
  • City Engineer, chairman / ex officio member
  • Fire Chief / ex officio member
  • Rick Schwarz, non-member (Building Inspector, Secretary)

The Building Board of Appeals consists of five members as follows: City Engineer, who shall be Chairman of the Board; the Chief of the Fire Department; and three citizens appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council and who shall serve without compensation. The terms of office of the citizen members are hereby extended from April 30 until noon on June 1 of the years in which the respective terms expire. Each citizen member shall thereafter hold office for four years from noon on June 1 until noon on June 1 four years later. Whenever a vacancy occurs, a successor shall then be nominated by the Mayor as soon as practical and voted upon by the Council to complete the unexpired term. Said Board shall have full discretionary power and authority to affirm, modify, amend or reverse, in whole or in part, an order, ruling, requirement or decision of the Director of Building Inspection.


Any person aggrieved by any order or ruling of the Director of Building Inspection may appeal from said order or ruling to the Building Board of Appeals, within five days after written notice of the order or ruling having been delivered to the person. The appeal shall be in writing, setting forth the order appealed, and shall be filed with the Director of Building Inspection, who shall send a notice thereof to each member of the Board at least five days before the scheduled meeting. Where a situation requires an immediate decision that of the Director of Building Inspection shall be final and conclusive. Any appeal hereunder shall be accompanied by a filing fee of $100.00.