Board of Zoning Appeals

The Village is looking to fill two positions on the Board of Zoning Appeals.  If interested please contact Mayor, a Council member, or the Village Clerk.

Position Description:

Organization. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall consist of five qualified electors of the Village appointed by Council. The term for each member shall be for four years. Council shall appoint qualified electros of the Village to fill such vacant unexpired terms as may be created from time to time by the resignation, removal or death of members of the Board of Zoning Appeals. The board of Zoning Appeals may adopt rules and regulations governing the conduct of its affairs that are consistent with this Zoning Ordinance. All rules and regulations shall be field with the Clerk of Council and made available for public inspection. The Board of Zoning appeals shall annually choose from its membership a chairman and vice-chairman.

Meetings. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall meet at the call of the chairman or a majority of the members of the Board of Zoning Appeals or upon a schedule determined by the Board of Zoning Appeals. All meetings are public meetings and records of all proceedings shall be kept including the vote of each member on each issue, members present or absent, the facts of each matter considered and other minutes of the meeting. All records of proceedings shall be made available for public inspection, and copies shall be provided by the secretary of the Board of Zoning Appeals to each member of Council.

The chairman, or in his absence, the vice-chairman, shall advise Council by letter if any Board of Zoning Appeals member has absented himself from all meetings held during any period of ninety consecutive days or who has absented himself from a total of one-fourth of the regular meetings during a calendar year. Council shall consider removing such a member pursuant to ORC.

Procedure. Three members shall constitute a quorum of the Board of Zoning Appeals and the concurrence of at least three members is required for approving a variance or reversing a decision of the Zoning Officer. All other matters may be decided by a majority of those present.

Powers and Duties. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall

A)  Determine appeals from decisions of the Zoning Officer disapproving applications for zoning certificates or applications for sign permits.


B)  Issue opinions when requested. An advisory opinion finding the existence or nonexistence of a violation of this Zoning Ordinance shall be binding unless reversed on appeal.


C)  Grant or deny applications for variances from the development standards of this Zoning Ordinance. The Board of Zoning Appeals may attach such binding conditions and reservations to the variance as it deems necessary to satisfy the objectives of this Zoning Ordinance.