Planning & Zoning Commission

 

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday - 8 a.m. to noon
Please call 614-882-5743 before visiting
Community Building, 2829 Minerva Lake Road

 

Overview

Before making any revisions or additions to your property, please inform the Planning & Zoning Commission of the changes you wish to make. Please review this llist of projects requiring a permit, published in the April 2015 issue of the Villager newsletter. Note that some permitting goes through Franklin County.

The Code Enforcement Officer and Zoning Clerk are a wealth of information, especially for DIY projects. They have counseled some residents on pitfalls to avoid and alternatives that could save the homeowner time and money during the course of a repair, revision, or replacement. They are an invaluable resource to our community. Call them at 614-882-5743 with any questions or for information.

 

MP Planning & Zoning Code

 

The MP Process

The permit process is straightforward.

  1. Obtain a planning permit that pertains to your project.  These are available at the Community Building from 8 a.m. to noon.
  2. Fill out the permit (frequently done at the Community Building during the first visit), have it deemed complete by the Zoning Clerk and Code Enforcement Officer, and pay the application fee (cash, check, or money order).
  3. You will be placed on the agenda for the next Planning & Zoning meeting.  Agendas close one week in advance of the next meeting.
  4. Attend the Planning & Zoning meeting to help clarify and have input on the approval process.  Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
  5. Once approved, you may start your project the next day.

 

MP Variances

If the Planning & Zoning Commission is unable to grant you a permit because your request does not satisfy Village ordinances, you may apply for a variance to the Village Council on the basis of a hardship case.  The process …

  1. Obtain a Variance Application, available at the Community Building from 8 a.m. to noon.
  2. Fill out the application (frequently done at the Community Building during the first visit), have it deemed complete by the Planning & Zoning Clerk and Code Enforcement Officer, and pay the application fee (cash, check, or money order).
  3. The notice of the variance application will be advertised in the Villager newsletter for the next two months.  The variance applicant must provide all adjacent property owners by mail a copy of the variance.  Both of these are required by Village ordinance.
  4. Council will consider the variance at the following month’s meeting (they meet on the second Monday of the month).
  5. If Council grants your variance, the project may begin the next day.  If denied, the only recourse is through the court system.

 

MP Planning & Zoning Commission Members

  • Karen Cogley, Chair
  • Village Council Liaison - Vacant
  • Lisa Craddock Thitoff, Vice Chair
  • Donna Kopecky
  • Scott Doellinger, Code Enforcement Officer (nonvoting, advisory role)
  • Lorry Roblin, Zoning Clerk (nonvoting, administrative role)

 

MP Forms

Forms are available at the Community Building and will be posted online as they become available.