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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05-06-2021 Minutes

                                                                                    Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
                                                                                                     May 06, 2021
Members/Attendance:              X         Michael Johnston
                                                      X         Ricky Morrison
                                                      X         Albert Sciulli
                                                      X         Robert Durick
                                                      X         John Grahovac
                                                    N/A      John Savarise
Also in attendance:                  X         Bob Monus, Zoning Inspector
                                                     X         Michele Richards, Recording Secretary

Mike Johnston called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 

1st Order of Business: 

Mike Johnston stated that the first order of business is to approve the minutes from the meeting held on March 25, 2021.  Ricky Morrison made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 25, 2021 meeting.  John Grahovac seconded the motion. 


Yes                  Ricky Morrison           
Yes                  John Grahovac
Yes                  Bob Durick     
Yes                  Al Sciulli
Yes                  Mike Johnston

Motion carried.

2nd Order of Business:

Case #ZA-04-21 – This is a variance request by Michele and Christopher Obenauf to obtain relief from maximum square feet requirements to construct a nine hundred sixty (960) square foot accessory building.  The dimensions of the structure will be thirty-two by thirty (32’w x 30’d).  The property is located at 2591 Stoner Avenue, known as parcel number 35-031-0-051.00-0, lot number 7 and is situated in Poland Township, Poland, Ohio, in an (R-1) Residential-1 zoning district. 

Items included in packet submitted:

  1. Zoning Permit Denial Form
  2. Application for Variance
  3. Letter of Intent
  4. List of Abutting Property Owners
  5. Property Description (Zoning)
  6. Property Description (Auditor)
  7. Zoning District Map
  8. GIS Aerial View Map
  9. Proposed Site Plan
  10. Warranty Deed 
Michele Obenauf
2591 Stoner Avenue 

Michele Obenauf stated with the original proposed length being twenty-four (24) feet and the truck being twenty-two (22) feet, it doesn’t provide much room so that why they are requesting a shorter width and longer length.  She added that when you change those numbers it does change the square footage, hence the additional 96 square feet.

Mike Johnston stated it is pretty self-explanatory.  He asked the Board of there were any questions.

Ricky Morrison stated he understands they changed the square footage, but believes you won’t really be able to tell the difference.

Mike Johnston asked if anyone in the audience would like to speak in favor of the request.  No one responds.  Mike Johnston asked if anyone in the audience would like to speak against the request.  No one responds.

Mike Johnston stated he has no issue with the variance.  Ricky Morrison stated that even though he was not present at the last meeting, he did read the minutes and has no issue with the variance either.


Ricky Morrison made a motion in Case ZA-04-21 to grant the variance request for a detached accessory building with a maximum square footage not to exceed nine hundred sixty (960) square feet, as per the plans submitted.  John Grahovac seconded the motion.


Yes      Ricky Morrison
Yes      John Grahovac
Yes      Bob Durick
Yes      Al Sciulli
Yes      Mike Johnston

Motion carried. 

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Submitted by:

Michele Richards/Recording Secretary

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            Zoning Commission (6)
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