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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings (OZAH) is to conduct due process hearings in land use and other administrative matters in a manner that protects the rights of the participants, provides a complete record in each case, results in a thorough and balanced report or decision, and serves the public interest.

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Budget Overview

The total recommended FY23 Operating Budget for the Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings is $705,001, an increase of $23,619 or 3.47 percent from the FY22 Approved Budget of $681,382. Personnel Costs comprise 88.54 percent of the budget for four full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 4.00 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 11.46 percent of the FY23 budget.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following is emphasized:

  • Effective, Sustainable Government

Program Descriptions

  Zoning and Administrative Hearings

The Hearing Examiner receives applications for certain zoning matters decided by the County Council; schedules and conducts public hearings; prepares and issues reports and recommendations for County Council action; receives applications, hears and decides conditional use cases; schedules and conducts hearings in contested cases referred by other departments, such as...

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Program Contacts

Contact Lynn R. Hannan of the Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings at 240.777.6664 or Julie Knight of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2760 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY21
Budget
FY22
Estimate
FY22
Recommended
FY23
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages466651.00497036.00 491503.00 497132.000.0
Employee Benefits109506.00123592.00 117831.00 127044.002.8
County General Fund Personnel Costs576157.00620628.00 609334.00 624176.000.6
Operating Expenses60748.0060754.00 17701.00 80825.0033.0
County General Fund Expenditures636905.00681382.00 627035.00 705001.003.5
PERSONNEL
Full-Time4.004.00 4.00 4.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs4.004.00 4.00 4.000.0
REVENUES
Other Charges/Fees1700.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Zoning Fees79079.0065000.00 65000.00 65000.000.0
County General Fund Revenues80779.0065000.00 65000.00 65000.000.0
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages995.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs995.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures995.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
REVENUES
Federal Grants995.000.00 0.00 0.00
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues995.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures637900.00681382.00 627035.00 705001.003.5
Total Full-Time Positions4.004.00 4.00 4.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total FTEs4.004.00 4.00 4.000.0
Total Revenues81774.0065000.00 65000.00 65000.000.0
FY23 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY22 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION6813824.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Increase Operating Expenses - Transcription Services [Zoning and Administrative Hearings]100000.00
Increase Cost: Increase Operating Expenses - Purchase Software [Zoning and Administrative Hearings]100000.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY22 Compensation Increases97060.00
Increase Cost: FY23 Compensation Adjustment67270.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment13280.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail Adjustment710.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY22 Personnel Costs-142130.00
FY23 RECOMMENDED7050014.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY23FY24FY25FY26FY27FY28
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY23 Recommended705.000000705.000000705.000000705.000000705.000000705.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Elimination of One-Time Items Recommended in FY230.000000-10.000000-10.000000-10.000000-10.000000-10.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY23, including software purchases, will be eliminated from the base in the outyears.
Labor Contracts0.00000015.00000015.00000015.00000015.00000015.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures705.000000710.000000710.000000710.000000710.000000710.000000