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Excellence in public service and government is not just the responsibility of Village employees. Residents play a vital role in strengthening our Village through their service. Lewisburg residents have the opportunity to make a significant impact on local government by volunteering their time, energy, experience, and expertise as a member of one of our local boards or commissions. Boards and commissions may be fiduciary, regulatory, policy-setting, or advisory in nature, but in all instances, the contributions the members make to the community is invaluable.
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There is hereby created a Planning Commission for the Municipality consisting of seven members. The Mayor shall be a full voting member of the Planning Commission by virtue of holding the office of Mayor. On or before the first day of February of each year, the Council shall designate, by a motion adopted by a majority vote of its members, one of its members to serve as a full voting member of the Planning Commission, and such person shall serve so long as he or she is a member of the Council and until a successor is designated by the Council. In addition to the members herein-before provided (the Mayor and one member of the Council), there shall be five citizen members of the Planning Commission appointed to three year terms of office by the Council by a motion adopted by a majority vote of the members of the Council; however, the first citizen members appointed pursuant to this Charter shall be appointed so that two shall serve for a term of three years, two shall serve for a term of two years, and one shall serve for a term of one year. Thereafter, each citizen member shall be appointed to serve a term of three years. Such citizen members of the Commission shall also be full voting members.
- The powers, duties and functions of the Planning Commission shall be provided by this Charter and the ordinances and resolutions of the Municipality; but until such ordinances or resolutions shall be passed, it shall possess powers, duties, and functions as are provided by the laws of Ohio, to the extent that such laws do not conflict with the provisions of this Charter.
- The Planning Commission shall annually review the Comprehensive Master Plan.
- The Planning Commission shall annually review all Community and Economic Development Incentives.
There is hereby created a Board of Zoning Appeals consisting of five members who shall hold no other office or position of employment with the Municipality. The members of the Board of Zoning Appeals shall be appointed by the Council by the adoption of a motion by a majority vote of its members and shall serve for five year terms of office; however, the first members appointed under this Charter shall be appointed so that one shall serve for a term of five years, one shall serve for a term of four years, one shall serve for a term of three years, one shall serve for a term of two years and one shall serve for a term of one year. Thereafter, all members shall serve for a term of five years.
The Board of Zoning Appeals shall have those powers, duties, and functions as provided by this Charter and as provided by the ordinances and resolutions of the Municipality.
BOARD OF PARK TRUSTEES
The Board of Part Trustees shall have those power, duties, and functions provided by this Charter and the ordinances and resolutions of the Municipality; and those powers, duties, and functions conferred under the provisions of the laws of Ohio pertaining to similar boards in statutory plan municipalities where such municipalities are owners or trustees of property donated to such municipalities for park purposes; however, such statutory powers shall be administered in a manner consistent with this Charter and the ordinances and resolutions of the Municipality and such statutes,, the provisions of the Charter or the ordinances and the resolutions shall prevail.