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Boards and Commission Calendar Events
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Agenda and Minutes
- Apply to Serve on a Board or Commission
- Board of Zoning Appeals
- Civil Service Commission
- Golf Advisory Board
- Parks Advisory Board Minutes
- Planning Commission
- Property Maintenance Board Of Appeals
- Records Commission
- Zoning Code Steering Committee Meeting Notices
Meetings called by the City Planner
The Bicycle Committee is made up of three residents of our community to serve in an advisory capacity to the City Engineer regarding design, modifications, and improvement of conditions for bicyclists upon public streets. Members serve a three-year term without compensation.
Local Board of Tax Review
The Local Board of Tax Review hears appeals as provided in Ohio Revised Code Chapter 718 and Chapter 884 of the Vandalia Code. The Board consist of three members. Two members are appointed by Council and one member is appointed by the City Manager. The term for members of the Local Board of Tax Review is two years. There is no limit on the number of terms that a member may serve. The board may affirm, reverse, or modify the Tax Administrator’s assessment or any part of an appealable assessment. The board is to issue a final determination on the appeal within ninety days after the board’s final hearing on the appeal.
Board of Zoning Appeals
6:00 p.m. 2nd and 4th Wednesday
The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for holding a public hearing to review an appeal of the Administrative Officer’s decision or to review a variance request. When full compliance of the Zoning Code can’t be met, given the particular size, shape or topography of the land, a variance may be requested by the property owner. Members serve without compensation for three‑year terms.
Civil Service Commission and Appeal Board
Meetings called by Chairman
The Civil Service Commission and Appeal Board provides rules for the determination of merit and fitness as the basis for appointment and promotion of classified personnel of the City of Vandalia and hears appeals in case of disciplinary action, transfer, reduction in rank, or removal of any employee.
The Board of Education, City Manager and City Council each appoint one person to serve on the Commission. The City Manager acts as Chief Examiner and Secretary. Terms are four years without compensation.
Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council
Meetings called by Housing Officer
The Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council, composed of seven members, is appointed by the Vandalia City Council to annually review projects which have received real property tax abatement as an economic development incentive. Members serve without compensation for a term of three years.
Golf Advisory Board
Called by the Chairman
The Golf Advisory Board makes suggestions to the City Manager concerning the supervision, regulation and operation and maintenance of the Cassel Hills Golf Course. They also conduct studies concerning the need for additional regulations or improvements of the golf course facilities. Members serve three‑year terms without compensation.
Property Maintenance Board of Appeals
Called by Building Code Official
City Council adopted a Housing/Property Maintenance Code establishing minimum standards for property maintenance. To protect against abuse of this code, a Housing Code Board of Appeals was created. This board is made of five residents to hear appeals from any property owner who thinks this code is being unfairly applied. Terms are three years without compensation.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
6:30 p.m. 3rd Wednesday
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is responsible for making recommendations to Council for the planning of recreational facilities and programs, registrations for their use and supervision and equipment. They review suggestions made by citizens and oversee the Baseball/Softball Commission and the Youth Soccer Commission. Five members are appointed by Council and one member is appointed by the Board of Education. Members serve without compensation for four years.
6:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesday
The Planning Commission provides for planning and regulations covering the platting of all lands which are subject to the control of the municipality. It is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the official City zoning map and Comprehensive Plan and may initiate or hear requests for changes in these documents. When requested by the City Council, it may conduct investigations and provide recommendations to Council on matters affecting the future development of the City. Members serve three‑year staggered terms without compensation.