Members and Alternates Needed: Planning Com. ZBA & BOR

Planning Commission, ZBA, and Board of Review Members and Alternates Needed

2017 will soon be coming to an end, and with that comes the end of some member's terms on various Township Boards.  Now is your opportunity to get involved.  If any of the following openings are of interest to you, please complete our new "Boards and Commissions Application" and submit it to Township Manager, Steve Aynes.  Please turn in your submission by December 6th.  The Township Board will be looking to fill these openings at an upcoming board meeting.  

Planning Commission
The Planning Commission has 2 member terms ending December 31st.  The Planning Commission advises Township officials in matters of planning and development of the community, prepares plans, and makes recommendations for land-use and the environment. Some of the responsibilities of the Planning Commission include developing the Master Plan, developing new language for and/or amending the Zoning Ordinance, reviewing requests for new development, and developing the Township's annual Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).  The Planning Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, and each member serves a 3 year term.  Visit the Planning Commission web page for more information.  

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has terms ending for 1 member and 1 alternate on December 31st.  ZBA members are appointed by the Board of Trustees.  The ZBA has the ability to grant variances or exemptions to the Zoning Ordinance in instances where there is evidence of hardship. The different types of appeals the ZBA hears are: interpretations of the Zoning Ordinance text or map; appeals of administrative decisions; variances of Development Standards; and other specific duties associated with Ordinance non-conformity.  The ZBA meets on the 3rd Monday of each month (as needed), and each member serves a 3 year term.  Visit the ZBA web page for more information.  

Board of Review
The Board of Review is currently seeking an additional alternate.  The Board of Review reviews the assessment roll received from the Assessor for complete, accurate, uniform, and valid data. The Board of Review meets in March, July, and December each year.  In March, the Board of Review conducts public hearings on property appeals. In July and December, the Board of Review reviews clerical errors, mutual mistakes of fact, and situations involving hardship exemptions, principal residency exemptions, and qualified agricultural property exemptions.  Visit the Board of Review web page for more information.