Poland Township Government, 3339 Dobbins Road, Poland, OH 44514
Phone: 330.757.0733
Poland Township Government
3339 Dobbins Road, Poland, OH 44514
Phone: 330.757.0733
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Board of Zoning Appeals

Board of Zoning Appeals
Ricky Morrison (2023 expired term)
John Grahovac (2024 expired term)
David Long     (2025 expired term)
Robert Durick (2026 expired term) 
Michael Johnston (2027 expired term)

Alternate Zoning Appeals Member
John Savarise (2023 expired term)
Board of Zoning Appeals Responsibilities

The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five residents appointed by the Trustees to a staggered five-year term. In addition, one alternate member has been appointed for a term of one year. An alternate member shall take the place of an absent regular member at any meeting of the Board of Zoning Appeals, according to procedures prescribed by Resolution by the Board of Township Trustees. 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.
  • Administrative Review:
To hear and decide on all appeals as set forth of the Resolution, where it is alleged by the appellant that there is an error in any order, requirement, permit, decision or refusal made by the Zoning Inspector in carrying out or enforcing any provision of this Resolution.
  • Variance:
To authorize upon appeal, in specific cases, such variance from the terms of the Zoning Resolution as will not be contrary to the public interest, where owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the resolution will result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of the resolution shall be observed and substantial justice done.
  • Conditional Use Zoning Certificates:
To grant conditional zoning certificates for the use of land, buildings or other structures within a zoning district if such conditional use is permitted within the specified zoning district provided by the Resolution.
The Board of Zoning appeals shall review the particular facts and circumstances of each proposed conditional use and shall find adequate evidence showing that such use at the proposed location.

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