Board of Appeals – Village


Five (5) members and two (2) alternates, all of whom must reside within the Village, are appointed by the Village President and confirmed by the Village Board of Trustees.

David Barnes
Three-years term ending June 1, 2024

Peggy Kormylo
Three-years term ending June 1, 2026

Terry Maack
Three-years term ending June 1, 2026

Marianne Kraus
Three-years term ending June 1, 2026

Tom Larsen
Three-years term ending June 1, 2025

Purpose of Board of Appeals

The Village of Somers has established a Board of Appeals Ordinance 1.17 for the purpose of hearing and deciding appeals and applications for variances from the provisions of the Village Land Use Ordinances which are in harmony with the purpose and intent of that Ordinance.


The Board of Appeals meets on an as needed basis, subject to an appointment for variances filed with the Village of Somers Clerk-Treasurer.

The Board of Appeals Agendas are provided to:

  • Kenosha News
  • WLIP Kenosha Radio Station
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Posted on the website
  • Somers Post Office Public Bulletin Board in Lobby Entrance
  • Somers Fire Station No. 2 located at 818-12th Street (Highway E)
  • The Agenda is also available at the Auditorium door prior to the meeting. Items listed will be considered at the meeting. The public is invited to comment during the Citizen Comments portion of the meeting, and at any public hearing listed on the Agenda.

Two Step Process

  • Complete Application for variance at Kenosha County.
  • Provide Village of Somers with a copy of the Kenosha County Application for variance.
  • Make payment of $350.00 fee (effective August 2013) to the Village of Somers.
  • Hearing with Village of Somers Board of Appeals will be scheduled.
  • The Village of Somers Clerk-Treasurer will forward a copy of the hearing results to the County of Kenosha.


For more information about the Board of Appeals process, please contact the Somers Clerk-Treasurer at 262-859-2822.