City of Seneca, South CarolinaFriday, January 21, 2022



Ed Halbig

Building Official
Ronald Butts

Zoning Administrator
Tracy Chapman

Code Enforcement
Angie Ramey

Transit Assistant
Barbara Dyar


Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

(864) 885-2726

(864) 888-0879

Mailing Address:
250 East North Second Street
PO Box 4773
Seneca, SC 29679

Zoning Board of Appeals Members

Zoning Board of Appeals Members

The Zoning Board of Appeals is comprised of five members who hear and decide appeals for: alledged error by Zoning Administrator in the enforcement of the Official Zoning Ordinance; variance from the Official Zoning Ordinance and; any other matter where a decision may be specifically required by provision of the Official Zoning Ordinance. Members are appointed by the City Council and authorized by the City of Seneca, Official Zoning Ordinance, Section 900.


Initial Date of Appointment

Term Expiration

Marvin Gray
December 2008 2020
Tammy Garland September 2010 2020
Dr. John Luedeman April 2013 2020
John Gillespie June 2014 2020
John Voss August 2015 2020




Zoning Board of Appeals meetings occur on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 221 E. North First Street. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on the dates listed below. Please note meetings are subject to change and may be cancelled if there is no official business to conduct.



Application Deadline

Meeting Date

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2019 Thursday, January 17th, 2019
Thursday, January 31st, 2019 Thursday, February 21th, 2019
Monday, March 4th, 2019 Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Monday, April 1st, 2019 Thursday, April 18th, 2019
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 Thursday, May 16th, 2019
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 Monday, June 20th, 2019
Monday, July 1st, 2019 Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Wednesday, July 30th, 2019 Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Monday, September 2nd, 2019 Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Monday, September 30th, 2019 Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Thursday, October 31st, 2019 Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Monday, December 2nd, 2019 Thursday, December 19th, 2019


NOTE TO APPLICANT(S): Please refrain from contacting any member of the Zoning Board of Appeals in matters related to your application. Any communication outside the public hearing, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, phone calls, written correspondence, e-mails, instant messaging, and the next level of technology that presents itself with any member of the Zoning Board of Appeals is considered an “ex parte communication.” An “ex parte communication” occurs when an interested party in the matter to be decided (or representative) and a quasi-judicial decision-maker discuss, outside the formal hearing process, the substance of the matter to be decided. If this were to occur the decision-maker is disqualified (must be recused) from voting on the matter. Outside communications also create an appearance of impropriety and serves to undercut public confidence in the integrity of the process.