Boards & Commissions

Board of Trustees
Purpose

To legislate and administer the law and all aspects of the day-to-day operation of Home Rule Township governance pursuant the Ohio Revised Code.

Meetings

Second and fourth Thursdays of the month (except as noted) at 7:00 PM in the Township Hall.
Approved minutes and meeting video may be found elsewhere on this website.

Appointment

By election of the voters

Term

Four years, commencing January 1st after the November election

Max. Size Three
Members

­­­­Robert McGee, Matthew Beamer, John McGraw

 

Zoning Commission
Purpose To hear requests and testimony regarding a change in the zoning designation of specific property or regarding text amendments to the Union Township Zoning Resolution, in order to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for final consideration. These processes are governed by the Ohio Revised Code.
Meetings The fourth Wednesday of the month (except as noted) when a lawful application has been properly filed. Approved minutes and meeting video may be found elsewhere on this website.
Appointment

By the Board of Trustees

Term

Five years

Max. Size Five plus two alternates
Members Daniel Campbell, Eric Louis, Carol Pelfrey, Bill Shannon, Bradley Toft

 

Board of Zoning Appeals
Purpose

Zoning law applies to all 29 square miles of the township. On occasion, conditions or circumstances may arise that prevent a property owner from enjoying the same uses as others within their zoning district. The “BZA” hears requests to slightly bend the requirements on residential, and sometimes commercial, properties for projects that would otherwise be permissible (variances). They also hear requests for approval of uses that are of a slightly more intense nature than permitted under the law for that district (conditional use). Lastly, if someone feels that they were rendered a decision by the Planning and Zoning Director that is contrary to the Union Township Zoning Resolution, the BZA may hear that argument (appeal). These processes are governed by the Ohio Revised Code. BZA meetings are considered legal proceedings and those giving testimony are duly sworn.

Meetings

The first Thursday of the month (except as noted) when a lawful application has been properly filed. Approved minutes and meeting video may be found elsewhere on this website.

Appointment

By the Board of Trustees

Term

Five years

Max. Size

Five members plus two alternates

Members

Brian K. Ford, Thomas Hanrahan, Ben Joehnk, Randall Wulker, Scott Cangro

 

Union Township CIC

About the Union Township CIC:

The Union Township CIC (CIC) was established in December 2010 as an economic tool for the township.  Under Title XVII of the Revised Code of Ohio, Chapter 1702 and 1724, and as more specifically provided in Sections 1724.0110 1724.11, for the sole purpose of advancing, encouraging, and promoting industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development.   Overall, the fundamental intent of the CIC is retain existing commercial businesses while also creating an environment that promotes new investment attracting new businesses and creating new jobs for the township.

General Authority of the CIC:

To borrow money for any of the purposes of the corporation by means of loans, lines of credit, or any other financial instruments.

To make loans to a firm, partnership, corporation, joint stock company, association.

To purchase, receive, hold, manage, lease, and to sell real estate and personal property.

To acquire business assets, to acquire, reclaim, manage or contract for the management of improved or unimproved and underutilized real estate for the purpose of constructing industrial plants, other business establishments.

To serve as an agent for grant applications and for the administration of grantsTo be assigned a mortgage on real property from a mortgagee in lieu of acquiring such real property subject to a mortgage.

To do all acts and things necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of a CIC.

A CIC may be designated by a county, one or more townships, one or more municipal corporations, two or more adjoining counties, or any combination of these political subdivisions.  Not less than two-fifths of the governing board of any designated CIC must be composed of mayors, members of municipal legislative authorities, township trustees, county commissioners, or any other appointed or elected officers of such political subdivisions, provided that at least one officer from each subdivision must be a member of the governing board.

The Board of Trustees  may contribute funds, supplies, equipment, office facilities, and other personal property or services to a CIC to help pay expenses.