County Zoning Appointments That Pay Seeking Applicants

From McHenry County:

McHenry County Seeking Zoning Board of Appeals Applicants

WOODSTOCK, Ill. – The McHenry County Board is seeking applicants who are willing to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Two positions are available for regular members, and two for alternate members who serve in the absence of regular members.

The Zoning Board of Appeals conducts public hearings and makes recommendations to the County Board regarding property owner requests to

  • rezone properties,
  • obtain conditional use permits, and
  • receive variations from the zoning provisions of the McHenry County Unified Development Ordinance.

Meetings typically take place at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, and last between one and three hours; members have the option of participating remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Members receive a per diem of $110 for each meeting day.

As no two Zoning Board of Appeals members may be from the same township, all applicants for the current vacancies must reside in Algonquin, Chemung, Hebron, Burton, Hartland, Marengo, Riley, Seneca, Coral, Grafton, Greenwood or Dorr townships.

This map shows which townships are where in McHenry County.

Because the county has only received applications thus far from Algonquin, Riley, and Grafton townships, applicants from residents of the remaining townships are particularly encouraged.

Applicants must fill out the standard county application form, as well as a supplemental application specific to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

They can be found on the county website at by hovering over the “County Government” tab on the top of the page, and scrolling down to “County Appointments.” Forms are also available at the County Administration Office, 667 Ware Road, Room 209, Woodstock, IL 60098.

If mailing your application, certified or registered mail is recommended. Mailed applications should be sent to: McHenry County Board, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098.

It is anticipated that the County Board Planning, Environment, and Development Committee will conduct interviews with eligible candidates at its Tuesday, Feb. 2 meeting.

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There are four available seats (positions) available:

  • Regular member position – vacant
  • Regular member position held by Richard Kelly – term expired 11-16-2020
  • Alternate member position – vacant
  • Alternate member position currently held by Kurt Schnable – term expired 12-15-2018

Members serve until replaced. Members are eligible for reappointment if they apply.


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