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Zoning Commission & Board of Zoning Appeal Applicant Questionnaire

The Zoning Commission is an administrative board consisting of five members who are appointed by the Board of Trustees and are residents of the unincorporated areas of Pierce Township. The terms of the members are of such length and arranged so that the term of one member expires each year.

The Board of Zoning Appeals is an administrative board consisting of five members who are appointed by the Board of Trustees. Only residents of Pierce Township can serve on the Board and cannot hold any other public office or position within Pierce Township. Members are appointed to the Board for a five year term. Terms are staggered so that only one Board member’s term expires each year.

If you are interested in serving on either board, complete the form below and if you have any questions before completing the form, contact Laura Bassett, Administrative Assistant,at 513.752.6262

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Name:
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Address:
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Cell Phone Number:
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How long have you lived in Pierce Township:
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Please describe the general nature of the area when you live (e.g. rural or urban setting, small or large lot, subdivision, public or private roadway, etc.)
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Please describe the characteristics of Pierce Township that are most appealing to you and why?:
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Please outline what you believe to be the fundamental steps involved in a decision-making processes. What attributes can you bring to a group decision-making process?:
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Have you ever participated or served on a public or private board responsible for creating policies and/or for making quasi-judicial decisions? If so, please describe your roll and/or responsibilities:
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According to Ohio Revised Code Section 519.02, what are the fundamental purposes for implementing a Township Zoning Resolution? Do you agree with those purposes? If not, why?:
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The BZA and Commission may meet as often as twice a month (typically, once a month for the Commission and "as needed" for the BZA), depending upon the volume of zoning activity. Are you able to devote ample time prior to each meeting to review and prepare for meeting agendas?:
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Would you be willing to attend periodic training or work sessions to improve upon your understanding of zoning principals and regulations?:
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What, if any, professional or volunteer work experience, training, or formal education do you have in zoning, construction, real estate, property development, civil engineering, public administration or similar field? Please describe in detail:
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Are you aware of any aspect of your employment or current circumstances that could result in "conflict of interest" issues being raised on more than an occasional basis? If so, please explain:
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Please provide any other details regarding the skills or abilities you posses that would make you an ideal choice for appointment or reappointment to the Board of Zoning Appeals or Zoning Commission:
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