Zoning Board

Zoning Board

Loren Hopkins • Ralph Barker • Angela Murphy • Angela Rogers • Bruce Bancroft

The Zoning Board meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30p.m. at the Township Administration Building at 7890 State Route 5. The board does not meet during the month of December.

Township Zoning commission

The board of township trustees of any township proceeding under sections 519.01 to 519.99 of the Revised Code, shall create and establish a township zoning commission. The commission shall be composed of five members who reside in the unincorporated area of the township, to be appointed by the board. The board of township trustees may appoint two alternate members to the township zoning commission, for terms to be determined by the board of township trustees. An alternate member shall take the place of an absent regular member at any meeting of the township zoning commission, according to procedures prescribed by resolution by the board of township trustees. An alternate member shall meet the same appointment criteria as a regular member. When attending a meeting on behalf of an absent member, the alternate member may vote on any matter on which the absent member is authorized to vote. The terms of the regular members shall be of such length and so arranged that the term of one member will expire each year. Where there is a county or regional planning commission the board may appoint qualified members of such commission to serve on the township zoning commission. Each regular or alternate member shall serve until the member’s successor is appointed and qualified. Members of the zoning commission shall be removable for nonperformance of duty, misconduct in office, or other cause by the board, upon written charges being filed with the board, after a public hearing has been held regarding such charges, and after a copy of the charges has been served upon the member so charged at least ten days prior to the hearing, either personally, by registered mail, or by leaving such copy at the member’s usual place of residence. The member shall be given an opportunity to be heard and answer such charges. Vacancies shall be filled by the board and shall be for the unexpired term.
Effective Date: 07-22-1998 ORC519.04

Recommendations of zoning plan by commission--powers and duties of commission

The township rural zoning commission shall submit a plan, including both text and maps, representing the recommendations of the zoning commission for the carrying out by the board of township trustees of the powers, purposes, and provisions set forth in sections 519.01 to 519.99, inclusive, of the Revised Code, including additions to territory in which a township zoning plan is in effect.

The zoning commission may, within the limits of the moneys appropriated by the board for the purpose, employ or contract with such planning consultants and executive and other assistants as it deems necessary. The zoning commission shall organize, adopt rules for the transaction of its business, and keep a record of its actions and determinations. Members of the zoning commission may be allowed their expenses, or such compensation, or both, as the board may approve and provide. No township trustee shall be employed by the zoning commission of his township.

The zoning commission shall make use of such information and counsel as is available from appropriate public officials, departments, and agencies and such officials, departments, and agencies having information, maps, and data pertinent to township zoning shall make them available for the use of the zoning commission.
In any county where there is a county or regional planning commission, the zoning commission may request such planning commission to prepare or make available to the zoning commission a zoning plan, including text and maps, for the unincorporated area of the township or any portion of the same.
Effective Date: 09-17-1957 ORC 519.05

Zoning Department
P.O. Box 399
Kinsman, Ohio 44428-9503

7890 State Route 5
Administrative Building

Zoning Inspector
Mark Posey

Office Hours:
Every Tuesday 3AM-7PM
Second and Fourth Wednesday 10AM-2PM

PH: 330.876.0391
FX: 330.355.2007
Appointments made as needed.
Call and leave a message.

Mailing address:
Kinsman Township
P.O. Box 399
Kinsman, Ohio 44428-9503


Bruce Bancroft 330.240.4240
Jamin Banning 330.980.8921

Greg Leonhard: 330.876.4256

Marge Crupi: 330.876.1040
Fiscal Officer


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