ZONING BOARDS

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ZONING COMMISSION

Membership

The Amherst Township Zoning Commission consists of five (5) members appointed by the Township Trustees.  The members serve a term of five (5) years and their terms expire individually, one per year.  Members of the Zoning Commission shall be residents of the unincorporated portion of Amherst Township.  The Township Trustees may also appoint up to two (2) alternate members to the Zoning Commisssion.


Powers and Duties

The Zoning Commission shall have the following Powers & Duties:

  1. Prepare Zoning Resolutions
  2. Review all site plans and applications
  3. Review all proposed Zoning Amendments and submit a recommendation to the Township Trustees


Meetings

The Zoning Commission regularly scheduled meeting is the First Tuesday of each Month at 6:30 PM in the Township Hall.  Other meetings may be scheduled as needed by the Chairman of the Commission. Meetings are open to the Pubic.


Members

Glenn Thome (Chair) (24)

Hank Harsar  (Vice Chair) (20)

Jim McCann (Secretary) (23)

James Conrady (21)

Darryl Saladin (22)

Lonnie Dillon (Alternate I - 12/31/21)

Geno Taliano (Alternate II - 12/31/24)

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five (5) members appointed by the Township Trustees.  Members shall be residents of the unincorporated portion of Amherst Township.  The members serve a term of five (5) years and their terms expire one per year.  The Township Trustees may also appoint up to two (2) alternate members to the Board of Zoning Appeals.


Powers & Duties

The Board of Zoning Appeals shall have the following Powers & Duties:

  1. To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Inspector in the enforcement of the Amherst Township Zoning Resolution.
  2. To authorize, upon appeal, in specific cases, such variance from the terms of the Amherst Township Zoning Regulations as will not be contrary to the public interest, where owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of this Resolution will result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of the Resolution shall be observed and substantial justice done.
  3. To exercise such powers as may be granted to the Board by the Amherst Township Zoning Resolution, amendment thereto or by the general laws as set forth in the Ohio Revised Code as amended.
  4. To review and decide all applications for conditional use permits according to the standards, criteria and procedures of the Amherst Township Zoning Resolution.


Meetings

The Board of Zoning Appeals has no regularly scheduled meetings but meets on demand based on applications.


Members

Bill Latrany (Chair) (20)

Kirsten Hill (Vice Chair) (24)

Teri Reph (Secretary) (23)

Ron Friend (22)

Joan Whitman (21)

Rose Betchker (Alternate I - 12/31/21)

Steve Ostrolencki (Alternate II - 12/31/24)

ZONING APPLICATIONS

ZONING COMMISSION  -  Site Plan Review Applications:

The "Site Plan Review" application may be viewed and downloaded under the "ZONING>PERMITS & APPLICATIONS" tab.  Completed application forms, required documentation, and payment for the "Site Plan Review" must be submitted to the Amherst Township Zoning Inspector in person by the applicant.

Please contact the Amherst Township Zoning Inspector with any questions.


BZA  -  Zoning Variances Applications (for Use or Area Variance):

The "Zoning Variance" application (for Use or Area Variance) may be viewed and downloaded under the "ZONING>PERMITS & APPLICATIONS" tab.  Completed application forms, required documentation, and payment for the "Variance" request must be submitted to the Amherst Township Zoning Inspector in person by the applicant.

Please contact the Amherst Township Zoning Inspector with any questions.


BZA  -  Conditional Use Applications:

The "Conditional Use" application may be viewed and downloaded under the "ZONING>PERMITS & APPLICATIONS" tab.  Completed application forms, required documentation, and payment for the "Conditional Use" request must be submitted to the Amherst Township Zoning Inspector in person by the applicant. 

Please contact the Amherst Township Zoning Inspector with any questions.