All of the boards and commissions are made up of volunteers appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. Of the various boards and commissions, the Planning Commission and Board of Building and Zoning Appeals are the two commissions closely related to building and zoning.
Both the Planning Commission and Board of Building and Zoning Appeals consist of five members appointed to serve at staggered five-year terms.
If you feel your project must be heard by either entity, please print out the application form and submit to the Zoning, Housing, and Residential Building Department. If you are unsure of which body is applicable, please contact this office at (330) 668-9500.
The Planning Commission deals primarily with rezoning proposals, new commercial construction, as well as, commercial additions.
The Board of Building and Zoning Appeals is the City's final appellate board that can, at its discretion, overrule the Building and Zoning Department rulings or grant area variances as provided by law.