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Temporary Board of Zoning District Revision
Members: 5 members, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council – 2 Board of Zoning Appeals representatives, 1 Planning Commission representative, 1 City Council member, and 1 citizen member.
Purpose: as a result of issues that may arise from the new zoning code adopted 5/4/09, this Board provides an expedited process for property owners to change their zoning classification without going through the standard district change procedure. Duration: The Board of Revision shall terminate September 1, 2014. unless otherwise extended in operation by City Council. Dates: 4th Thursday of each month, contingent upon agenda item submittal

Citizens Advisory Board on Recreation
Members: 13 members appointed by the Mayor to serve for a term of 2 years, including 1 member from each ward, 3 at-large members, 1 City representative, and 2 members representing the School District and Catholic School System, respectively, and confirmed by the Mayor.

Board of Control
Members: 5 members – the Mayor, Service Director, Safety Director, City Auditor & Law Director. Purpose: to accept bids and award contracts on behalf of the City for contracts greater than $30,000. Dates and times vary as needed.

Polly Kemp
Engineering Administrative Assistant
(740) 670-7727

Joint Economic Development District Board

Mark Mauter
Development Director
(740) 670-7530


Civil Service Commission
(Please refer to City Charter

Charter Review Commission
Members: 5 citizen members appointed by City Council every 5 years.
Purpose: to review the City Charter and recommend revisions to Council.

Commission Information from City Charter 

Human Resources Commission
Members: 9 members appointed by the Mayor with a city liaison.
Purpose: to respond to complaints of discrimination within the City.

Property Maintenance Appeals Commission
Members: 5 citizens, appointed by the Mayor.
Purpose: reviews cases of properties or structures upon the request of property owners that have been found to have violations. Violations include issues related to the safety, health and welfare of the City’s residents.

Joyce Benson
Property Maintenance Office
(740) 670-7585

Tim Hickman
Safety Director
(740) 670-7713

Other Groups

Citizens Advisory Mobility Committee
Members: 7-9 members – 2 Council Members and 5-7 citizen members appointed by the Mayor to serve for a term of 4 years. This committee provides for community and citizen input on the planning, prioritization and implementation of mobility-related programs and projects, including pedestrian, ADA, bicycle, and transit facilities and operations and “Complete Streets.” Meeting Dates and Times: First Thursday of the month at 3:30p.m. Location: 40 W. Main St.,

Tax Incentive Review Council
Contact Mark Mauter, Development Director, (740) 670-7530 or

Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council

Mark Mauter
Development Director
(740) 670-7530

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