Boards and Committees
State law authorizes Ohio townships to operate under a basic form of government and perform a wide variety of functions. Townships most commonly provide residents with services such as road maintenance, cemetery management, police and fire protection, and zoning. To facilitate these functions the township uses boards and commissions.
Board of Trustees
Pierce Township government services are run by a three-person Board of Trustees and a Fiscal Officer, each elected by residents to staggered four-year terms. Pierce Township provides professional full-time Police, Fire, Zoning, and Service Department services.
The Pierce Township Zoning Commission consists of five members and two alternates that are appointed by the Board of Trustees. The board serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees on matters concerning amendments to the zoning resolution, the zoning map, and the review and approval of site plan applications for proposed commercial and multi-family projects.
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five members and two alternates appointed by the Trustees. Their function is to act upon requests for variances, grant conditional use permits and hear and decide on administrative appeals.
The mission of the Greenspace Program is to preserve land – via acquisition, conservation easement, conservation development, covenants or other methods – that has ecological or historical significance, natural corridor potential, aesthetic or scenic value, or inherent traits that contribute to the positive character of the Township.