Board of Zoning Appeals


The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five electors of the Village to serve five year terms. Each year the Board holds five set meetings on the fourth Wednesday of the month. An applicant may request a special meeting of the Board on the remaining seven months.


The Board of Zoning Appeals powers and duties are outlined in the Charter Section 10.02 but, at a minimum, shall hear appeals by any person aggrieved by any action of the Zoning Inspector and determine whether an exception or a variance to the zoning code can be granted.


  • Tracy Schwotzer,Chair
    • Term expires: 2024
  • Jim Turk, Secretary  
    • Term expires: 2022
  • Tim Ochwat 
    • Term expires: 2023
  • William (Bill) Smith  
    • Term expires: 2025
  • Paul Swan
    • Term expires: 2026

Alternate Members

  • Joe Rustic (term expires: 2025)
  • Peter Schueler (term expires: 2025)

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Schedule

Taking Part

Residents interested in serving on the Board of Zoning Appeals can contact the Mayor at (330) 659-9201, ext. 222.

For More Information

The Board can also be contacted through the Mayor at (330) 659-9201, ext. 222.