Boards & Commissions

  1. Board of Zoning Appeals

    The Board of Zoning Appeals is a quasi-judicial board that has complete authority in accordance with adopted ordinances and state law. Their decisions are final and can only be appealed in a court of law. They rule on variances, conditional use requests, determinations of similar uses, and requests for administrative review.

  2. Board for Recreation, Arts & Cultural Activities

    BRACA coordinates recreation activities in the City including Movies and Music in the Park, annual Easter Egg Hunt, annual Youth Fishing Derby, Youth Recreation Basketball, and Hometown Christmas. They also review and make recommendations to City Council on parks and recreation plans concerning the recreational, artistic, and cultural needs of the citizens of the City.

  3. Civil Service Commission

    The Civil Service Commission shall have authority to see that the employees in the classified service are appointed and retained on the basis of merit and fitness as governed by the City Charter, City ordinances or the general laws of the State of Ohio. Their primary duty is to provide open competitive testing to the public for any classified position within the City of Xenia including Firefighter, Police Office, Communications Operator (9-1-1 Dispatcher), Finance Clerk, Clerical, Water and Wastewater Operators, and Laborer/Maintenance Workers. They also oversee promotional processes for the Police and Fire Divisions and the Public Service Department.

  4. Economic Development Advisory Board

    The Economic Development Advisory Board shall, in the interest of the sustainability of the city and the economic betterment of its citizens, serve as the core advisory body regarding all economic development interests and activities for the city. The Board shall advise and assist administrative leadership and City Council in matters related to economic development planning and advocacy including tax incentive programs, enterprise zone arrangements, TIFs, JEDDs, and annexation agreements.

  5. Planning & Zoning Commission

    The Planning and Zoning Commission reviews and recommends to City Council on the following: Xenia Urban Service Area Land Use Plan for dividing the city or any portion thereof into zones or districts; limitations and regulations as to the height, bulk and location of structures; percentage of lot and dwelling unit occupancy; setback building lines; area and dimensions of yards, courts and other open spaces; uses of land, buildings and other structures in zones and districts; appropriate zoning for land surrounding the city; and such other things as City Council may deem appropriate. In addition, they may make recommendations to amend the Planning and Zoning Code and the zoning map.

  6. Traffic Commission

    The duties of the Traffic Commission shall be to coordinate traffic activities, to carry on educational activities in traffic matters, to receive from the city staff recommendations based upon sound engineering judgment and in accordance with the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, to receive complaints having to do with traffic matters, to make monthly reports to the City Council and to recommend to the City Council and other city officials ways and means for improving traffic conditions and the administration and enforcement of traffic regulations.