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There are various Boards and Commissions groups, each having different functions in assisting with advisory duties associated to the Administration of the City of Norton.  Members of each Board are required to be Norton residents, and are chosen by the Mayor and appointed upon receiving approval from Council. 

Interested Norton Citizens are encouraged to submit a Desire to Serve letter with listed qualifications to the Administration Office.  This information will be held on file for such times that a Board position becomes open.

The descriptions of duties are excerpted from the
City of Norton Charter, Article VI

Questions regarding any of the following Boards and Commissions may be directed to the following:

Boards and Commissions Secretaries

Building and Zoning Appeals
and
Planning Commission
Pam Campbell
330-825-7815 ext. 310

Parks and Cemetery Board
Paula Fisher
330-825-7815 ext. 130
 

GENERALCHARTER SECTION 6.01

The Mayor establishes the date, time and place for the first meeting of each year for all boards and commissions.  At that meeting the board or commission shall organize under a Chairperson and Vice‑Chairperson elected from among the elector members for a period of one year.

The board or commission may appoint a secretary, who need not be a member.  They establish their own rules or procedures.  Meetings must be held at least once a month and are open to the public.  Additionally, they keep a record of resolutions, findings and determinations, which is open to the public at all reasonable times.

REMOVAL – CHARTER SECTION 6.07
Members of the Boards and Commissions may be removed by the Mayor and approved by a majority of Council in accordance with the provisions of subsections (a) through (f) in Section 9.04 of the Charter.

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Board of Building and Zoning Appeals
Planning Commission
Parks and Cemetery Board
Health Advisory Board
Civil Service Commission
Board of Control
Charter Review Commission

BOARD OF BUILDING & ZONING APPEALS
(Three Year Term)

The BZA meets on the
3rd Tuesday
of the month @ 6:00p
 
in Council Chambers


JURISDICTION
The Board of  Building and Zoning Appeals shall have the power to hear and decide appeals for exceptions to, and variances in, the application of resolutions, ordinances, regulations, measures and orders of administrative officials or agencies governing zoning and building in the Municipality, as may be required to afford justice and avoid unreasonable hardship, subject to such reasonable standards as shall be prescribed by Council, and such other powers as may be granted to it by Council. 

READ MEETING MINUTES HERE:

Don Welch,    Ward 1  Chair
Term:  3-1-12 to 2-28-15 
Martin West,   Ward 2   Vice-Chair
Term: 3-1-13 to 2-29-16
Bill Helmick,   Ward 3
Term:  3-1-12 to 2-28-15 
Nick Genis, Ward 4
Term:  3-1-14 to 2-28-17
Angie Wells,    At Large
Term:  3-1-14 to 2-28-17
Miriam Norris,  At-Large/Alternate
Term:  3-1-14 to 2-28-17
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PLANNING COMMISSION:
(Three Year Term)

The Planning Commission meets on the
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month @ 6:00p

 
in Council Chambers


POWERS AND DUTIES
The Planning Commission shall have such powers as may be conferred upon it by ordinance of the Council concerning the plan, design, location, removal, relocation and alteration of any public building or structure or those located on public streets or property, the location, relocation, widening, extension and vacation of streets, parkways, playgrounds and other public places, the zoning and rezoning of the Municipality for any lawful purpose, and such other powers as may now or hereafter be conferred upon it by ordinance of the Council or by the general laws of the State of Ohio to the extent not inconsistent with this Charter or such ordinances. All plans, recommendations and regulations made by the Planning Commission shall be submitted to the Council for approval before the same shall become effective.

 READ MEETING MINUTES HERE:

Larry Chiavaroli,    Ward 1
Term:  3-1-13 to 2-28-14
Marion Peterson,   Ward 2
Term:  3-1-14 to 2-28-17
Ralph Dowling,  Ward 3, Vice-Chair
Term:  3-1-14 to 2-28-17 
Mark Spisak,   Ward 4, Chair
Term:  3-1-12 to 2-28-15 
 Bill Courson- 2014 Parks Board Rep.
Term:  9-23-13 to 2-28-15
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PARKS & CEMETERY BOARD
(Three Year Term)

The Parks and Cemetery Board meets on the
3rd Wednesday of the month @ 5:30
p
in Council Chambers

POWERS AND DUTIES
The Park and Cemetery Board shall suggest general policy making and planning for all Municipal parks and for all Municipal cemeteries, subject to the appropriations of Council, and shall have such other powers and duties as may be conferred upon it by Council not inconsistent herewith.
Labor and equipment to perform the work shall be supplied by, and shall be under the supervision of, the Director of Public Service, who shall also be responsible for the purchasing function. Charter Amended 11-06-07
READ MEETING MINUTES HERE:

Neva Gibson, Vice-Chair
Term:  3-1-12 to 2-28-15
To Be Filled 
Term:  _______ to 2-28-17
To Be Filled 
Term:  _______ to 2-28-17 
Ruth Stimac, Chair
Term:  12-10-12 to 2-28-15
Bill Courson
Term:  9-23-13 to 2-28-15
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HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD
This Board was abolished by Ord. 2-2014 effective 3/14/14
 READ MEETING MINUTES HERE

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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION:
(Six Year Term—NO term limits) 
Janice Back-Secretary

PURPOSE
The Council shall by ordinance establish a Civil Service Commission and civil service system. The ordinance shall provide which employees of the Municipality shall be within the classified service and which shall be within the unclassified service, provided that regular full‑time members of the Police and the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Divisions shall be in the classified service.

The provisions of the laws of Ohio regarding selection, promotion, demotion, discipline and removal shall be applicable except as otherwise provided by ordinance of Council adopted pursuant to this Charter. 
READ MEETING MINUTES HERE:

Angela Beck
Term:  3-1-12 to 2-28-18   
Judy Dynia 
Term:   3-1-14 to 2-29-20
Peggy Dobbins
 
Term:  3-1-10 to 2-29-16
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BOARD OF CONTROL
CHARTER SECTION 5.03

A.             COMPOSITION AND DUTIES.
The Mayor, President of Council, Vice-President of Council, Director of Finance and  Administrative Officer shall constitute the Board of Control of the Municipality. Each member shall have a vote. The Mayor shall be the presiding officer. 
B.             APPROVAL OF CONTRACTS.
"No contract involving an expenditure in excess of fifteen thousand dollars shall be awarded without the approval of the Board of Control and the approval of not less than two thirds of the elected and appointed members of Council.  (Amended November 6, 2012)"
C.             INVESTMENTS.
The Board of Control shall direct the Director of Finance on the institution of the investments of the City. 

Note:
The members of this Board serve without additional compensation. 
Meetings are held on an as-needed basis.

READ MEETING MINUTES HERE:

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CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION
 
CHARTER SECTION 7.01  CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION
(Amended 11-4-08)

In January, 1966 and each five years thereafter, the Mayor shall appoint, subject to confirmation by a majority of the members elected and appointed to Council, seven qualified electors of the Municipality holding no other office or appointment in this Municipality, as members of a Charter Review Commission to serve no more than 12 months from the date of its first meeting. The members shall serve without compensation. 
The last Commission was seated in year 2011

READ 2011 MEETING MINUTES HERE