Board of Zoning Appeals

Responsibilities


Chapter 1115 of the Codified Ordinances establishes an appeal process and a Board of Zoning Appeals. Often referred to as the "BZA," the Board is empowered to grant zoning variances and to hear appeals of zoning and other rulings.

Requests


To request a variance or to initiate an appeal, contact the City Building and Zoning Office at 115 Harding Way East, 419-468-2642.  All work on the project for which you are requesting a variance must cease pending a final determination by the Board of Zoning Appeals, unless the Safety Service Director or the Board determines that to cease work would cause imminent peril to life or property.

Cease of Work


All work on the project for which you are requesting a variance, must cease pending a final determination by the Board of Zoning Appeals, unless the Building Inspector or the Board determines that the cease of work would cause imminent peril to life or property.

Meetings

Meetings are held as necessary in the Court/Council Room of the Municipal Building, 301 Harding Way East in Uptowne Galion.

Members


The following are current members of the Board of Zoning Appeals, each of whom was appointed in January, 2015:

Jeanne Isley (Chairperson)
Rich Henry (Vice-Chairperson)
Marty Cecil
Judy Gibson
Dee Trumpler Volk
Gail Baldinger (Alternate)
Kevin Faeth (Alternate)
Natasha Hatfield (Secretary)