JACKSON TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION

Meeting Procedures

Zoning Commission Members:
                                             
   

James Conley 
John Clark 
David Thiel
Scott Sandrock
Larry Everhard
Sean Sanford-Alternate 
 

     The Zoning Commission consists of five members who are appointed to a 5-year term and one alternate who is appointed for a 1-year term by the Jackson Township Trustees.

             The Board is a quasi-legislative body established by statute and its function is to:

1.      Establish and amend the Township Zoning Resolution.

2.      Establish and amend the Official Zoning Map.

 PROCEDURE

            Those who attend the public hearings are requested to sign in.

            Speakers wishing to testify must proceed to the podium and identify themselves prior to speaking by giving their name and address.

             The applicant is permitted to speak first, all in favor of the requested amendment will then speak. All opposed will be given the opportunity to speak. When many wish to speak regarding the same position, it is suggested a spokesman be appointed by the group to express the group’s viewpoint and concern in an effort to avoid repetition.

             Interested parties are invited to view any documents discussed at the Commissioner’s table. Meetings will start at 5:00 p.m. and will close by 10:00 p.m. Any case in the process of review will be rescheduled for the next available meeting date. In the event, additional notice will not be given.

 ZONING COMMISSION ACTION

  1. The Commission will vote to approve, deny, or modify a request in the form of a recommendation.
  2. The recommendation is sent to the township trustees.

 BOARD OF TRUSTEES ACTION

  1. The trustees may vote to approve, deny, or modify the recommendation. A simply majority vote of the Board is required to affirm the recommendation of the Zoning Commission.
  2. Any amendment adopted by the Trustees becomes effective in thirty (30) days from the date of their decision unless a petition for referendum is filed within that 30-day period.

 REFERENDUM

Within 30 days after adoption, residents may submit a petition to the Trustees, signed by registered electors equal to eight percent of the total votes cast for governor in the most recent election within the area of the zoning plan. Such petition, accompanies by an appropriate map of the affected area, shall be in a form as required by Section 519.12, and governed by rules in Section 3501.38, Ohio Revised Code.

 (This information is an outline of amendment procedures, ORC Section 519.12, should be reviewed for specific language and current law.)

 Any questions should be directed to the Zoning Department at (330) 832-8023.


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