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Posted on: April 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Applications Sought for Board of Adjustment

Bismarck Mayor Steve Bakken is looking for a candidate interested in serving on the Bismarck Board of Adjustment as a Board Member.  The volunteer committee has one open position, which is a 3-year term.  Anyone residing in the City of Bismarck or the City’s extraterritorial area is eligible for this appointment.


Interested applicants should complete an application form describing their qualifications, background and why they would like to serve on the Authority. Complete applications should be sent to:


Ben Ehreth, Director

Community Development Department

P.O. Box 5503

Bismarck, ND 58506-5503


Or via email to planning@bismarcknd.gov.


The application forms may be found on the City of Bismarck website at: application form


Forms can also be mailed to prospective applicants by calling the Community Development Department at (701) 355-1840 or may be picked up at the department office at 221 N 5th Street, Bismarck.  Additional information on the position and the appointment process can also be obtained by contacting the department office.


The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday, May 8, 2020. It is anticipated that the new Authority members will be announced at the May 26, 2020 meeting of the Board of City Commissioners.


The Board of Adjustment is a six-member board appointed by the Bismarck City Commission to decide appeals from an order, requirement or determination made by an administrative official of the City of Bismarck. The Board of Adjustment is empowered to make interpretations and grant variances related to zoning regulations.


The Board of Adjustment meets the first Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the City-County Building, 221 N 5th Street, Bismarck.

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