Zoning Board - 2/7/2009

On February 7, 2009 the Newbury Township Zoning Commission (ZC) held a special organization meeting in the upstairs meeting room at 8:40 a.m. Alice Munn called the hearing to order with Bill Skomrock Sr., Judd Douglas, Jerry Hudak, Lou Tomsic, Carolyn Paschke and Robert Ruckstuhl present.

Alice Munn introduced the new members Lou Tomsic (1 yr. Term) and Carolyn Paschke (5 year term).  Alice has been acting as vice Chair and said she would be willing to accept the Chairmanship if all members agreed to do the research and be ready to present their work at the meetings.  Jerry Hudak nominated Alice Munn for Chair, Alice nominated Carolyn Paschke for Vice-Chair; the motion passed by unanimous vote.

The group decided to retain the 4th Wednesday monthly meeting at 7:15 p.m. with special work sessions to be announced for Saturday mornings as needed.

The Planning Commission has urged townships to include “general welfare” as allowed by Ohio HB 148.  At the next meeting Judd Douglas (on County), Jerry Hudak (on State) will report on provisions of this bill.

Amendment 2009-1 final approval will be taken up at the next meeting.  Members are urged to read/re-read the entire draft for comments, corrections etc.  The trustees need the ZC input and recommendations for proper evaluation.  Duties and Qualifications of the Zoning Commission should also be reviewed/revised for transmittal to the Trustees.

A summary of the 2008 BZA hearings was distributed for variance item evaluation. Discussion continued regarding percent of issues needing change, relief for non-conforming cases and resolutions independent of BZA costs.  Per recommendations of the joint zoning meeting 1/31/09, the ZC agreed to liaisons with the BZA; Lou Tomsic will attend the 2/17/09 BZA & Judd Douglas the 2/24/09 meeting.  The members should also finalize the 1/31/09 priority list of “Issues related to Zoning”.

Minutes of the January 3, 2009 meeting were approved and signed.  

The next regular Zoning Commission meeting will meet on Feb. 25. 2009 at 7:15 p.m.

The Zoning Commission meeting adjourned at 9:35 a.m.


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Chairman  Alice Munn,             Carolyn Paschke, Vice Chairman

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William Skomrock, Sr.            Judd Douglas, 1st Alt.

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Jerry Hudak                    Robert Ruckstuhl, 2nd Alt.

Lou Tomsic

Attest: ____________________________Marge Hrabak, Secretary                Date:_______________