Conditional uses and variances to setback requirements, sign heights and dimensions, etc.
Requests for administrative review
Determinations of similar uses
Determinations of district boundary locations
The Board may or may not issue a ruling for each application on the day of the hearing if a case is tabled. The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five volunteers who are residents of the City and are appointed by the City Council to staggered terms of four years each. One Council member serves as chair as appointed by the Council President at their second regular session in January of each year. The appointed Council member serves as chair for his/her entire term on Council. The staff representative is the City Planner or his designee.
Board of Zoning Appeals Application Process
The Planning and Zoning Department staff is available to assist applicants during every phase of the application process. Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a presubmittal meeting during which the applicant can learn about the Board and Commission process. A presubmittal meeting also affords the applicant and staff the opportunity to address any initial concerns with the application. For more information or to schedule a meeting, please email the Code Enforcement Officer or call 937-376-7277.
Notice of Public Hearing
A notice for a public hearing is a required notice to be sent by the City to property owners who are in the vicinity of a property where development of or changes are proposed. Typical public hearing notices advertise a request for a variance, conditional use, or appeal. Such notices invite the public to participate in the decision-making process. If you received a notice of public hearing in the mail and you have questions, please contact the staff member at the number listed at the bottom of the notice.