Hearing and Zoning Minute Archive: 2008-2015

This post is an archive of all minutes over 5 years old as of its posting.
Here you’ll find minutes for trustee hearings, board of zoning appeals meetings, and zoning amendment meetings. You will need a pdf viewer to open them.

Board of Trustee Budget hearings:

Board of Trustee Public hearings:

Zoning Amendment meetings:

Board of Zoning Appeals meetings:

Financial Assistance to repair or replace household sewage treatment systems in Portage County

Residents of Portage County with failing or malfunctioning household sewage treatment systems can now apply for help under several limited countywide programs.

The Portage County Combined General Health District has received $300,000 in funding from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Loan Fund for the repair and/or replacement of household sewage treatment systems. The program is available to low to moderate income homeowners. These funds can be used:

  • To repair components such as a motor, a tank, an ultraviolet light, etc.
  • To replace the entire failing sewage treatment system.
  • To connect to the sanitary sewer.

The program is administered on a first-come, first-served based upon receipt of a completed application and supporting documentation. Applications are available at the Palmyra Fire Station, Submit completed applications to:Neighborhood Development Services (NDS)120 East Main StreetRavenna, Ohio 44266
In addition, Portage County officials have two financial programs to assit homeowners with repair and replacment of household sewage systems.

  • County’s Commissions Home sewage Treatment System Repair or Replacement Programs.
  • Portage County Treasurer’s Home Improvement Program.

Brochures are available at the Palmyra Fire Station.

May 23 2017 Public Hearing – license tax levy cont.

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

May 23, 2017

Public Hearing called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chairman Michael and Trustees Deffenbaugh and Fiscal Officer Cofojohn, Terry Mott, Chief Garvin and Steve Coss present.

Chairman Michael led all in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Trustee Dunn entered the meeting.

The public hearing was called for the purpose of discussing levying a $5 tax per Motor Vehicle License pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 4504.18 for the purpose of paying the costs and expenses for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, maintenance and repair of township toads, bridges and culverts; for purchasing, erecting, and maintaining traffic signs, markers, lights and signals; for purchasing road machinery and equipment and planning constructing and maintaining suitable buildings for house such equipment and any other purposes as stated in the Ohio Revised Code 4504.18.

Terry Mott asked if the Township would grind and chip and seal the roads after this tax goes into effect.

Trustee Michael stated that it cost $50k to grind and chip & seal ½ mile of roadway. Trustee Michael said we would still not be able to afford grinding the roads. He stated we are behind in chipping and sealing roads. This tax will help us get back on schedule with chip and seal projects.

Chief Garvin stated he is not happy about paying more tax but realizes we have to do something.

RESOLUTION #17-83: Motion by Michael to adjourn at 9:39 a.m., seconded by Dunn.

Roll Call:  Michael-yes, Dunn-yes, Deffenbaugh-yes.

______ Henry Michael, Chairperson
______ Kathleen S. Cofojohn, Fiscal Officer
______ James Deffenbaugh, Trustee               
______ Robert Dunn, Trustee        

May 16 2017 Public Hearing – Vehicle license tax levy

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

May 16, 2017

Public Hearing called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairman Michael and Trustees Deffenbaugh and Dunn and Fiscal Officer Cofojohn and Tom Grund present.

Chairman Michael led all in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The public hearing was called for the purpose of discussing levying a $5 tax per Motor Vehicle License pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 4504.18 for the purpose of paying the costs and expenses for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, maintenance and repair of township toads, bridges and culverts; for purchasing, erecting, and maintaining traffic signs, markers, lights and signals; for purchasing road machinery and equipment and planning constructing and maintaining suitable buildings for house such equipment and any other purposes as stated in the Ohio Revised Code 4504.18.

Trustee Michael stated that the Township has had to scale back on chip & seal projects due to the cost of such projects. The license tax will help us recoup some of those expenses. The Township has not done an Issue II project in 10 years due the cost of paving the roads. The last road that was paved was Scotts Corners Road in 2007 at a cost of $210,000.

The only resident in attendance stated he was okay with the tax increase because maintenance is important.

RESOLUTION #17-80: Motion by Michael to adjourn at 7:06 p.m., seconded by Deffenbaugh.

Roll Call:  Michael-yes, Deffenbaugh-yes, Dunn-yes.

______ Henry Michael, Chairperson
______ Kathleen S. Cofojohn, Fiscal Officer
______ James Deffenbaugh, Trustee               
______ Robert Dunn, Trustee        

Zoning appeals meeting Nov 17 2016

Carolyn Pfieffer-Fiala (Chairperson) Mitch McLay (Vice-Chairman)
(330) 697-8599   (330) 654-9212  
Jeffery Swenton Lynn Mollohan Jamie Brawley
(330) 654-0801 (330) 654-9769 (330) 654-5128
Sandy Nutter (Zoning Inspector)   Kim Spencer (Secretary)
(330) 654-5332     (330) 646-3646

The Palmyra Zoning of Appeals held their meeting on November 17, 2016 at the Palmyra Fire Station. In attendance were Chairman Carolyn Pfieffer-Fiala, Vice-Chairman Mitch McLay, Jamie Brawley, Jeffery Swenton, and Zoning Inspector Sandy Nutter, and Secretary Kim Spencer.

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m.

Minutes from July 28, 2016 were read by Kim Spencer.

Chairman’s report:

John Mack withdrawled his appeal for the Bed and Breakfast. His application fee has been refunded to him.

Virgil & Carolyn Reagan of 4937 John Thomas Rd, Ravenna Ohio 44266, wants to buy the house on 8372 Tallmadge Rd. Ravenna, Ohio 444266 and build a garage 50X70 behind the house.

Discussion by members for variance ensued.

Carolyn Pfieffer-Fiala made a motion to issue a conditional use variance for home business that engages trucks:

Article 3 Section 303 Permitted Use

Article 4 Section 410 Residential District

Section 410-1 Uses Permitted

Mitch McLay seconded the motion, and all were in favor. The motion passed.

A motion to adjourn meeting by Carolyn Pfieffer-Fiala at 7:41pm. Motion seconded by Mitch McLay, and unanimously approved.

At 7:42 pm November 17, 2016

A Special Meeting was called to Order by Carolyn Pfieffer-Fiala to approve the minutes from the November meeting.

The November minutes were read by Kim Spencer, A motion by Jamie Brawley to accept the minutes as read was seconded by Carolyn Pfieffer-Fiala, and all approved.

Minutes: Denied_____    Accepted__X         Without Correction__X  With Corrections_____

Carolyn Pfieffer-Fiala_X   Mitch McLay_X

Jamie Brawley_X   Lynn Mollohan____  Jeffery Swenton_X

Minutes Read Kim Spencer

Submitted by

Kim Spencer ______

Secretary

Mitch McLay made a motion to adjourn the meeting, it was 2nd by Jeffery Swenton, and all approved.

Zoning appeals meeting Oct 29 2016

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP

ZONING OF APPEALS

Carolyn Pfieffer-Fiala (Chairperson) Mitch McLay (Vice-Chairman)
(330) 697-8599   (330) 654-9212  
Jeffery Swenton Lynn Mollohan Jamie Brawley
(330) 654-0801 (330) 654-9769 (330) 654-5128
Sandy Nutter (Zoning Inspector)   Kim Spencer (Secretary)
(330) 654-5332     (330) 646-3646

The Zoning Appeals had a meeting on October 27, 2016 but had to cancel due to not enough Board members for a quorum.

Will reschedule for November 17, 2016.

Summited by Kim Spencer

Zoning Appeals meeting Sept 29, 2016

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP

ZONING OF APPEALS

The Zoning Appeals had a meeting on September 29, 2016 but had to cancel due to not enough Board members for a quorum.

Will reschedule for October 27, 2016.

Summited by Kim Spencer

Zoning Commission meeting Aug 17 2016

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION

John Rohn (Chairman) Karen Whitney Jacob Haser
330-654-9058 330-654-4585 330-654-5631
Sandy Nutter
(Zoning Inspector)
Kim Spencer
(Secretary)
330 654-5332   330-646-3646

The Palmyra Zoning Commission held their monthly meeting on August 17, 2016, at the Palmyra Fire Station. In attendance were Chairman Bill Rohn, Jacob Haser, Karen Whitney, and Kim Spencer. Sandy Nutter was excused.

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m.

Minutes of the May & June meeting were read and approved. A motion to accept was made by Bill, 2nd by Jake, roll call vote was unanimous.

Chairman’s report

Bill made a motion the Zoning Commission be in recess until we have a quorum. Jake 2nd it and it was unanimous approved.

Bill Rohn resigned from being the Zoning Chairman, he turned in his resignation to Kathy (the fiscal officer)

Zoning Inspector’s report

No zoning report

A motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m. was made by Bill, 2nd by Karen. Roll call vote was taken and unanimous.

May & June minutes read, Motion by _Bill, 2nd by _Jake

Minutes: Denied_____    Accepted__X         Without Correction______ With Corrections_____

Bill Rohn_x               Jacob Haser__x             Karen Whitney_x

Submitted by

Kim Spencer

Secretary