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Boards and Commissions
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The Public Utility Board consists of five members, appointed by the Mayor with the approval of Council. They are responsible for the operation and maintenance of, and any improvements or expansions of, the electric, water, and sanitary sewer utilities of the City. The Board appoints the Director of Utilities, who is the managing head of Orrville Municipal Utilities.
The Civil Service Commission consists of three members appointed by the Mayor. The Commission has the power to adopt rules and regulations concerning the selection, promotion, demotion, discipline and removal of employees within the classified service of the City.
The Planning Commission consists of five members appointed by the Mayor, as well as the Mayor and the Safety-Service Director. The Planning Commission has the authority to review commercial or industrial construction, all new development, including the addition of streets, parks, public ground, and utilities, and all conditional zoning certificates. The Commission also reviews all requests for alley or street vacations, lot replatting, and zoning amendments.
The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and approved by Council. The sixth member is the Safety-Service Director. The Board determines all appeals from any decision or action of the City in the administration or enforcement of the Zoning Code, as well as determining all appeals from the refusal of the Safety-Service Director or Planning Commission to issue zoning certificates or conditional zoning certificates.
The Shade Tree Commission consists of four members appointed by the Mayor. The Safety-Service Director is the fifth member. The Commission establishes rules and regulations for the planting, care, pruning, and removal of street trees within the City.
The Boards of Control include the General Board of Control consisting of the Mayor, Safety-Service Director and Finance Director, and the Utilities Board of Control includes the Mayor, Utilities Director, and Finance Director. The Boards have the responsibility of considering and awarding contracts as Council authorizes by ordinance.
The Volunteer Firemen's Dependency Fund Board consists of five members (two elected by Council, two elected by the Fire Department, and one elected by the other four members). The Board reviews and processes all claims for benefits to be paid to surviving spouse and dependent children of volunteer firefighters killed in the line of duty.
Design Review Board
consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor, subject to
confirmation from Council. The Board shall review any proposed new
construction, reconstruction, alterations, and demolition to property
within the designated Design Review area.
The City of Orrville will provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities who wish to attend meetings; 72 hours advance notice is required. You may wish to notify the Safety-Service Director's office by calling 330-684-5000 or TTY 330-684-5069.