City of Seneca, South CarolinaThursday, August 16, 2018



Ed Halbig

Building Official
BJ Klaren

Chief Building Inspector
Ronald Butts

Administrative Assistant
Tracy Smith

Transit Assistant
Tina Kirby


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 July 2015
Tammy Garland September 2010 July 2014
Dr. John Luedeman April 2013 July 2016
John Gillespie June 2014 July 2017
John Voss August 2015 July 2017




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.



Meeting Date

Application Deadline

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 Thursday, December 28th, 2017
Thursday, February 15th, 2018 Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Thursday, March 15th, 2018 Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Thursday, April 19th, 2018 Monday, April 2nd, 2018
Thursday, May 17th, 2018 Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Monday, June 21st , 2018 Friday, June 1st, 2018
Thursday, July 19th, 2018 Monday, July 2nd, 2018
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 Monday, July 30th, 2018
Thursday, September 20th, 2018 Friday, August 31st, 2018
Monday, October 18th, 2018 Monday, October 1st, 2018
Thursday, November 15th, 2018 Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Thursday, December 20th, 2018 Tuesday, December 3rd, 2018


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.