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THE CITY OF SANDUSKY

222 Meigs Street
Sandusky, OH 44870
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CITY OF SANDUSKY

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

The City’s Code of Ordinances provides for a number of Boards and Commissions to be set up with volunteer membership from the community. Throughout each calendar year, various openings may become available on these volunteer boards; therefore, we are always looking for interested citizens to help us out.

Below is a current listing of our existing boards and commissions as well as a brief description of their purpose. Any person interested in making application may simply click on the pdf file to apply to serve in a volunteer capacity.

Because of the continuous change in the makeup of our boards and commissions, specific meeting dates are not listed here. For additional information about the frequency, dates and/or times of meetings, contact Kelly Kresser at 419.627.5850.

 

The A.D.A. Advisory Board was established in 2001 to provide a self-evaluation of the services, programs, facilities, policies and procedures of the city ensuring non-discrimination on the basis of disability. This board makes recommendations for corrective measures to provide accessibility for city services, programs and facilities to persons with disabilities.

The City of Sandusky remains committed to full compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and to continue to make the City's public programs and facilities accessible to the disabled and those with mobility impairments.  The ADA Board recently adopted a Proclamation declaring these goals.

ADA Advisory Board's Mission Statement: To assist the City of Sandusky, actualize and thereby assure its residents and visitors:

  • A user-friendly community that is accessible for all.
  • A City that is disability-receptive, sensitive, supportive and responsive to the unique needs of physically and mentally challenged.
  • An ADA compliant environment that abets as well as fosters the spirit of attainable, discreet independence.
  • An ADA Advisory Board that acts as an attentive conduit of ideas and concerns involving the disabled community with the City.

The A.D.A. Advisory Board is made up of seven members and they serve for a two-year term.  According to the Code of Ordinances, these members must be residents of the City of Sandusky.  Current members are listed below:

Terry Michaels
Carol Steele
Robert Egger
Martha Thompson
Kathleen Wickens
Dr. Anthony Linz
Gary Guendelsberger


Meetings are generally held at 3 p.m., and locations are shown as Agendas are posted to this page.

AGENDA MINUTES
February 19  
March 19  
October 15  
November 19  

 

 

 

The Bayfront Corridor Committee exists to provide feedback and support for development projects along Sandusky Bay such as the Paper District, the Sandusky Bay Pathway, Brownfield sites, etc. This Committee is predominantly made up of city residents or business owners who have a vested interest in our waterfront and its future development.  Current members are listed below:

Judy Corso
Mark Harrington
Joe Hayberger
John Lippus
Carl McGookey
Pete McGory
John Mears
David Miller
Gary Mortus
Steve Poggiali
Tim Schwanger
Dr. William Semans
Lance Warner
Kevin Zeiher
Mike Zuilhof

Angela Byington, Director of Neighborhood Development & Planning
Julie Farrar, City Commission Liaison


All meetings are held at 7:30 a.m. at City Hall, 222 Meigs Street, First Floor Conference Room

2015 SCHEDULE

AGENDA MINUTES
January 8  
February 5  
March 5  
April 2  
May 7  
June 4  
July 2  
August 6  
September 3  
October 1  
November 5  
December 3  

 

 

The Board of Zoning Appeals was created to conduct hearings for appeals by any person aggrieved or affected by rulings made by the Planner or other administrative official (except the Planning Commission) in the interpretation of the Zoning Code. The Board then has the authority to reverse or affirm the respective decisions.

The Board is made up of five members who are residents of the city and serve five-year terms. 

Current members are listed below:

John Feick, Chairman
Kevin Zeiher
John Mears
Walt Matthews
Dr. William Semans
Dick Brady, Commission Liaison
Angela Byington, Director of Neighborhood Development & Planning
Arielle Blanca, Assistant Planner


2015 SCHEDULE

All meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 222 Meigs Street, First Floor Conference Room

DUE DATE HEARING DATE AGENDA MINUTES
December 23, 2014 January 15, 2015    
January 30 February 19    
February 27 March 19    
March 26 April 16    
May 1 May 21    
May 28 June 18    
June 26 July 16    
July 31 August 20    
August 28 September 17    
September 25 October 15    
October 30 November 19    
November 25 December 17    

The Oakland Cemetery Board was established in 1975 to make rules, bylaws and regulations for the management and protection of Oakland Cemetery. Seven members make up this board and each serves at the pleasure of the City Commission for three-year terms.  Current members are listed below:

Thomas Darden
Kevin Zeiher
Dave Waddington
Linda O'Malley
Andy Martin
Harrison Smith
Matt Leser

Scott Schell, City Commission Liaison


All meetings are held at 4 p.m. at the Oakland Cemetery Chapel, 2917 Milan Road, Sandusky.

2015 SCHEDULE

AGENDA MINUTES
January 28  
April 29  
July 29  
October 28  

The Civil Service Commission was established to assist with the hiring and termination processes for city employees. Members are appointed for six-year terms in compliance with the laws of the State of Ohio and to adopt rules and regulations consistent with these laws.  Current members are listed below:

Marva Jackson
John May
Vincent Rhodes

Deb Leslie, Civil Service Clerk


Meetings are scheduled as necessary.

The Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council consists of seven members serving for three-year terms. 

This Council makes annual inspections of properties within the Community Reinvestment Area of the City of Sandusky for which exemptions have been granted.  Further, they hear appeals from property owners whose CRA applications have been denied or tax exemptions revoked by the Housing Officer. Current members are listed below:

George Steinemann
Rick Jeffrey
Keith Brown, C.P.A.
Hank Solowiej
Peter McGory

Angela Byington, Director of Neighborhood Development and Planning


 Meetings are scheduled as necessary.

The Downtown Design Review Committee was established to make recommendations about changes to structures and objects in the downtown district when staff of the Community Development Department cannot resolve problems.

The Downtown Design Review District boundaries are Sandusky Bay on the north, Hancock Street on the east, Washington Street on the south, and Decatur Street on the west. All properties within such boundaries and all properties fronting on the opposite side of Washington, Decatur, and Hancock Streets are subject to the regulations of the city's code.

There are three to six members of this committee who serve three-year terms and must reside in Erie County (three being city residents).  Some members must have expertise in certain areas such as architecture, planning, law, history, design or art.  Current members are listed below:

Matt Morgan
John Lippus
Erik Anderson
Mike Zuilhof

Angela Byington, Director of Neighborhood Development & Planning
Julie Farrar, City Commission Liaison


Meetings are held as necessary.

The Downtown Parking Committee is an advisory committee and was established to address parking issues in the downtown area on an on-going basis. Members of the committee include city staff, business and property owners and residents of the downtown area. There are no terms for membership on this Committee.  Current members are listed below:

Robert Egger
Daniel Lippus
John Lippus
Dennis Feltner
Mike Zuilhof

Phil Frost, Assistant Police Chief
Wesley Poole, City Commission Liaison


Meetings are scheduled as necessary.

The Examining Board of Electricians consists of five members, one of which must be a licensed electrical contractor, one licensed journeyman electrician, one member from the local electric utility and one member of the Sandusky Fire Department.

Members serve for one year terms and the board meets to examine and subsequently grant journeyman electrician’s licenses or for other matters, including complaints, relating to the installations of electrical wiring. 

Current members are listed below:

Dan Fresch
Daniel Hartleib
Kenneth Tunnell
Steve Rucker

Steve Ritzenthaler, Electrical Inspector


Meetings are scheduled as necessary.

According to the Ohio Association of Boards of Health, Erie County has representation from each municipality (of 5,000 or more) on this board. According to our population, Sandusky has five members on the Erie County Board of Health and they are appointed to serve five–year terms by the Sandusky City Commission.

The Board of Health sets goals & policies, hires and evaluates the Health Commissioner, reviews operational data, inquires of organizational activities and controls expenditures of the Health District.

Current representatives for the City of Sandusky are listed below:

Thelma Darden
George Mylander
Dr. Marsha Cooper
George Steinemann
Darwitt Garrett

The Erie Regional Planning Commission is in place to make plans and maps throughout the county identifying transportation, highways, park and recreational facilities, water supply, sewage and sewage disposal, garbage disposal, civic centers and other public improvements which affect the development of the county. Changes, supplements or deletions from plans or maps are made through recommendations of this Commission.

Membership of this regional commission includes one representative and one alternate representative from each municipality, township or village in the county. The City Commissioners appoint these representatives each calendar year.

The Fair Housing Board was established to assist city residents with housing related issues whether through landlords, tenants or property owners. Hearings may be conducted if violations to the city’s housing ordinance have been made.

The Board consists of five members who must be residents of the city. The terms are staggered for membership; each member respectively holds: one 1-year term, one 2-year term, one 3-year term, one 4-year term, and one 5-year term. There are also two alternate members, each serving a 5-year term.  Current members are listed below:

Chris Tulupan
Lovey Leavell
John Jacobs
Ruth DeHenning
Barry Vermeeren

Angela Byington, Director of Neighborhood Planning & Development


Meetings are scheduled as necessary.

The Fire Prevention Code Board of Appeals was established to rule upon appeals made through an order of the Fire Chief. There are five members on this board and are each appointed for one-year terms. Members must be qualified by experience and training to matters pertaining to fire prevention.

Current members are listed below:

Gary Guendelsberger
King Baer
Scott Mularoni
Dan Shepherd
John Feick

Steve Rucker, Sandusky Fire Department


 Meetings are held on an as-needed basis.

The Housing Appeals Board was established to rule upon appeals made against the city’s Housing Code. There are five members on this board and each is appointed for three-year terms. In addition, there are two alternate members of the board who also serve three-year terms. Members must be qualified by experience and training pertaining to matters related to property maintenance. 

Current members are listed below:

Janice Warner
Dana Gamblin
Gary Guendelsberger
Frank Valli
Sharon Johnson (Alternate)
Walt Matthews
Mike Meinzer (Alternate)

Maryann Leone, Clerk


Board meets on an as-needed basis.

The Human Relations Commission was originally established in 1967 to do and accomplish all things feasible and practical which will eliminate practices of discrimination against individuals because of race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, age, or disability in our community. Additionally, this Commission has a duty to reduce and eliminate prejudices, tensions, disorders and discriminations in Sandusky.

There are nine members who must be residents of the city and are appointed to serve for terms of five years.

Current members are listed below:

Dan Leavell, Sr.
Marva Jackson
Ted Huston
Beverly Newell Hancock
Jennifer Washington
Dave Waddington
Dora Grant
Jamien Johnson
Dannie Edmon

Naomi Twine, City Commission Liaison
Kelly Kresser, Clerk


All meetings are held at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 222 Meigs Street, First Floor Conference Room,
unless otherwise noted

2015 SCHEDULE

AGENDA MINUTES
* January 15  
February 26  
March 26  
April 23  
May 28  
June 25  
July 23  
August 27  
September 24  
October 22  
* November 19  
* December 17  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Meetings in Second Floor Conference Room

The Income Tax Board of review consists of three residents of the city.

This Board was created to conduct hearings with persons dissatisfied with a ruling or decision made by the Income Tax Division of the City of Sandusky.

Current members are listed below:

Larry Aaron
Charles Riesterer
Brett Ninke

Hank Solowiej, Finance Director


This Board meets on an as-needed basis.

The MPO Policy Committee’s purpose is to guide the development and implementation of a coordinated, comprehensive and continuing urban transportation planning program for all of Erie County in cooperation with the cities, villages and townships, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Membership consists of ten members chosen from various governmental bodies of Erie County, one ODOT representative, and one Federal Highway Administration representative.

The Planning Commission is governed according the Ohio Revised Code, Section 713.02 and is responsible to make decisions on site plan and off-street parking proposals, lot combinations, minor and major subdivisions and recommendations on zoning map and zoning code amendments, right-of-way vacations and planned unit developments. Recommendations are made for the general location, character and extent of all properties, both public and private, in Sandusky.

There are seven members of the Planning Commission including six residents of the city and one representative from the Sandusky City Commission. Members serve for terms of six years.

Current membership includes:

Ned Bromm
Jim Jackson
Peter McGory
John Mears
David Miller
Mike Zuilhof
Angela Byington, Director of Neighborhood Development & Planning
Arielle Blanca, Assistant Planner
Wesley Poole, City Commission Liaison
Julie Farrar, City Commission Liaison Alternate


 2015 APPLICATION DEADLINES & HEARING DATES

All meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 222 Meigs Street, First Floor Conference Room

Due Date Hearing Date Agenda Minutes
January 8 January 28    
February 5 February 25    
March 5 March 25    
April 2 April 22    
May 7 May 27    
June 4 June 24    
July 2 July 22    
August 6 August 26    
September 3 September 23    
October 8 October 28    
October 29 November 18    
November 24 December 16    

The Plumber Examining Board consists of five members, one of which who is the city’s Plumbing Inspector, two master plumbers and two journeyman plumbers. Members serve for one-year terms and the board meets to examine and subsequently grant licenses to conduct plumbing within the City of Sandusky.

Current members are listed below:

Mark Dunn
Joh Luipold
John ZoellnerDave Swander

Steve Brown, Plumbing Inspector

The Records Commission was established according to the State of Ohio’s guidelines to provide rules for retention and disposal of municipal records and to review applications for records disposal and schedules of records retention and disposition submitted by municipal offices.

In addition to the City Manager, the Finance Director and the Law Director, there is one community member.  Current members are listed below:

David Danhoff
Don Icsman, Law DirectorEric Wobser, City Manager
Hank Solowiej, Finance Director
Kelly Kresser, City Commission Clerk

The Recreation Board assists in the development of long-range planning for recreation programs for the City of Sandusky. In addition, members assist the City Manager in obtaining, maintaining and operating recreational facilities throughout the city.

There are eight members of the Recreation Board who are residents of the city. Members serve three-year terms. More specifically, one of the members is a member or designee of the Sandusky Board of Education.  Current members are listed below:

Larry Wren
Jackie Collins
Jason Werling
Barbara Rose
Tom Sharrah
Tom McKenna
Sherrie Waddington
Shawn Coakley

Victoria Kurt, Recreation Program Supervisor
Jeff Smith, City Commission Liaison


All meetings are held at 4 p.m. at the City Service Center Conference Room, 1024 Cement Avenue, unless otherwise noted.

2015 SCHEDULE

AGENDA MINUTES
January 13  
February 10  
March 10  
April 14  
May 12  
June 9  
July 14  
August 11  
September 8  
October 13  
November 10  
December 8  

 

 

The Residential Building Code Board of Appeals was established in 1980. This board consists of five regular members, and five alternate members, who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to building construction.

Individuals may take an appeal to the Residential Building Code Board of Appeals from any decision of the Building Official. Current members are listed below:

John Feick
Roger Gundlach
Dave Stein
Steve Rucker
John Luipold
Tom Bartles (Alternate)
Dan Fresch (Alternate)
Paul Prete (Alternate)
Richard Hohler (Alternate)
Gene Riedy (Alternate)

George Poulos, Chief Building Official
Alicia Schrenk, Permit Technician


Meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

The Revolving Loan Fund Committee was established in 1986 to assist in the distribution of Federal and State grant/loan programs administered by the City of Sandusky. 

The Committee is made up of one regular member, and one alternate member, from each of the following categorties:  a) city government, b) citizens of the community, c) financial institutions, d) utilities; and, e) business community.  Current members are listed below:

John Krupp
Anthony Jones
Richard Babcock
Phillip Hohler
Sharon Johnson
Carl McGookey
Hank Solowiej
Eric Wobser
Gary Mortus

Angela Byington, Director of Neighborhood Development & Planning
Julie Farrar, City Commission Liaison


Meetings are held on an as-needed basis.

Sandusky’s Tree Commission was established to consider matters related to the care, preservation, trimming, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in all public areas. The Commission also assists in educating and informing residents about proper care and selection of trees and shrubs.

There are eight members of the Tree Commission, including five residents of the city. Their terms are three years in duration.  Current members are listed below:

John Parker
Jim Arthur
Cynthia Ball
Breann Hohman
Joe Viviano

Tom Speir, Greenhouse Foreman & Certified Arborist
Jeff Smith, City Commission Liaison


All meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Greenhouse, 601 Franklin Street.

2015 SCHEDULE

AGENDA MINUTES
1.28.15  
2.25.15  
3.31.15  
4.28.15  
5.26.15  
6.30.15  
7.28.15  
8.25.15  
9.29.15  
10.27.15  
11.24.15  
12.22.15  

The Solid Waste Collection Review Board was established to hear and decide upon appeals of individuals relating to solid waste collection efforts in the city. There are three members of this board who must be residents of the city and at least one shall have experience, education and/or expertise in the area of solid waste hauling or recycling processes. Terms of office are three years.

Current members are listed below:

Karen Gerold
John Poole
Dave Waddington


Meetings are held on an as-needed basis.

The Tax Incentive Review Council was developed to be a review body for each Enterprise Zone authority. Members are composed of: 1) Chief Executive Officer of the city; 2) a member of the legislative authority; 3) County Auditor; 4) Chief Financial Officer; 5) individual appointed by the Board of Education, and; 6) two members of the public.  Further, at least four members of the Council must be residents of the city and at least one of the two members appointed shall be a minority.  Current members are listed below:

Eric Wobser, City Manager
Dick Brady, City Commissioner
Hank Solowiej, Finance Director
Rick Jeffrey, Erie County Auditor
Keith Brown, SCS Interim Treasurer
Tony Bonner, Community Representative
George Steinemann, Community Representative


Meetings are held on an as-needed basis.

 

 

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