Land use and development within the boundaries of Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport are regulated in accordance with an Airport Zoning Ordinance that has been prepared and adopted pursuant to authorities granted by the Michigan Airport Zoning Act (Act 23 of 1950 Ex. Sess). This authority also extends outside the airport to include height restrictions and air safety lighting requirements for structures located on lands underlying Airport Approach Protection Areas and Aircraft Hazard Areas. While Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport is located within Iosco County, the Aircraft Hazard Area extends into the boundaries of Alcona County. As such, the Airport Joint Zoning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals include representation from both Alcona and Iosco counties.
Airport Joint Zoning Board
The Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport – Joint Zoning Board serves as the planning and regulatory authority over development and construction within the airport and adjoining Aircraft Hazard Area.
Airport Joint Zoning Board of Appeals
This Board is empowered to issue certificates of variance under provisions of the Airport Zoning Ordinance. The Airport Joint Zoning Board of Appeals will also hear and decide appeals from any order, requirement, rule, regulation, decision or determination made by the Airport Joint Zoning Board, the Zoning Administrator or an interpretation of the Airport Zoning Ordinance.
Annual Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of May at 10:00am at Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport. Additional meetings are scheduled as necessary.
Joint Zoning Board
Carolyn Brummund, Chairman
Leisa Sutton, Vice Chairman
Joint Zoning Board of Appeals
Mike Munson, Chairman
Lesia Sutton, Vice Chairman
Jamie Downes, Zoning Administrator