ABOUT THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS COMMITTEE 

A Quasi-Judicial Citizens Board

The Zoning Board Of Adjustments is a “quasi-judicial” administrative body that performs the following duty: to hear and decide appeals from; and to review and order requirements, decisions, or determinations made by the Zoning Administrator or Building Inspector. The Board’s function is that of granting variances and conditional use permits.

In general, the board of adjustment is the body established to:

  • Hear appeals of decisions rendered by zoning administrators
  • Interpret unclear provisions in the zoning ordinance
  • Decide on applications by landowners to permit buildings or land uses which vary from the zoning regulations

For more information on the Zoning Board of Adjustment refer to Article 3, sections 3-14 through 3-17 of the Southport Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).

A Variance is a request to deviate from current zoning requirements. The Zoning Board Of Adjustment may grant variances in certain situations, enabling a property owner to make use of his/her property in some way that conflicts with the literal provisions of the Southport Unified Development Ordinance. For more on Variances see Article 5 of the UDO.

A Conditional Use Permit is a special permit granted only by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Certain uses in a given zoning district are only permitted by special exception. A Conditional Use Permit allows for certain land uses in a given zoning district to be studied more thoroughly because of their unique characteristics. For more information on Conditional Use Permits refer to Article 12 of the UDO.

Membership on the Zoning Board of Adjustment is by appointment of the Board of Aldermen. Please click here for an application to be considered for this board and file it with the City Clerk.

Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month as needed

4:30 p.m.

Indian Trail Meeting Hall
113 West Moore Street
City of Southport, NC  28461

Board of Adjustment Summer 2022

Address Contact Appointed Expiration

Mr. Harley Lemons,
Chairman
6228 Navigator Way [email protected]
910-457-0067 (H)
910-352-7174 (C)
August 2019 3 years
August 2022
CITY
Pete Haislip,
Vice-Chairman
309 E. Bay Street [email protected]
540-520-1651
February 2020 3 years
February 2023
CITY
Josh Cline McGee
Interim Chair
195 Gentle Breeze Court [email protected]
704-614-2956
March 2020 3 years
March 2023
CITY
Jason Robbins 504 W. Brunswick Street [email protected]
910-808-9723
910-477-6118
March 2022 3 years
May 2025
CITY
Lisa Fosbury 120 W. Moore Street [email protected]
910-477-2743 (H)
919-523-0337 (C)
February 2020 3 years
February 2023
CITY
Amy Aycock 205 Holly Drive [email protected]
910-471-4049
910-253-2407
March 2022 3 years
March 2025
ETJ
Kate Seigler 7000 Robert Ruark Drive [email protected]
954-709-9492
910-250-1190
April 2022 3 years
April 2025
ETJ
Loten (Tuck) Masker 610 Mackenzie Circle [email protected]
703-608-1647
March 2022 3 years
March 2025
CITY ALT
Vacant ETJ ALT
Vacant Staff, Planner
Dorothy (Dorrie) Dutton 1029 N. Howe Street [email protected]
910-457-7900, ext. 1010
Staff, City Clerk
Kiley Barefoot 1029 N. Howe Street [email protected]
910-457-7925
910-368-5710 (C)
Staff, Building Inspector
Thomas Lombardi 5021 Oarlock Court [email protected]
910-640-8017
Board of Aldermen Liaison

Membership on the Zoning Board of Adjustment is by appointment of the Board of Aldermen. Please click here for an application to be considered for this board and file it with the City Clerk.

Members are appointed for three-year terms.

For a printable member list, click here.