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									Chairman Frye convened the Zoning Commission meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Present were Ernest Stein, Colleen Ahern, Jane Scott, Patrick Craig and
Alternates Mark Wasick and Walter Benson. Kim Ferencz, Zoning
Inspector was also present.

Mr. Jay Fishman from Stouffer Realty, Inc. was in the audience. He stated
he was just present to observe the Commission meeting.

REVIEW OF MEETING MINUTES FROM MARCH 5, 2007
Mr. Stein made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 5,
2007 meeting as written. It was second by Mrs. Ahern. Chairman Frye
called for the vote. Stein-aye, Ahern-aye, Scott-aye, Craig-aye, Frye-
aye

NEW BUSINESS:
  1. Set public hearing for the following:
     APPLICANT: Gerald Reaven, Reaven Realty, Agent for Nunzie
     Yocono
     LAND OWNER: Nunzie Yocono
     LOCATION: 4700 Medina Rd.
     CURRENTLY ZONED: R-3A Residential
     PROPOSED: C-2 Commercial


Mr. Stein made a motion to set a public hearing on May 7, 2007 at 6:05
p.m. for Gerald Reaven, Reaven Realty, Agent for Nunzie Yocono for
the property located at 4700 Medina Rd. to be rezoned from R-3A
Residential to C-2 Commercial. It was second by Mrs. Scott. Chairman
Frye called for the vote. Stein-aye, Ahern-aye, Scott-aye, Craig-aye,
Frye-aye.

DISCUSSION ON COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN
Zoning Inspector Ferencz distributed the tentative schedule for the
Comprehensive Land Use Plan project as provided by the consultant hired
to update the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Kerr-Boron. The kick off
meeting for the Comprehensive Land Use Plan will be held on April 24,
2007 at 5:00 p.m. Location to be announced. Zoning Inspector Ferencz also
passed out the committee lists compiled for this project. There will be 3
different committees that will be part of this project. The first group is the
“Technical Assistance Group” made up of all the various agencies such as
Soil and Water, County Engineer, Summit County Planning etc. This group
will meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. The second group is
the “Steering Group” which will be made up of the Zoning Commission.
This group will meet mainly on the scheduled monthly meeting of the
Zoning Commission, that being the 1st Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
The last group will be known as the Citizens Advisory Group to be made
up of several Copley residents representing various businesses, interests,
professions and locations in the Township. This group is scheduled to meet
on the monthly meeting date of the Zoning Commission.

The Commission asked if a survey would be sent out as part of this project.
Zoning Inspector Ferencz stated yes there would be. The Commission
asked if they could be sent the survey before it was finalized and sent out
so they could review and comment on its content. Zoning Inspector
Ferencz stated she would relay that request to the Consultant.

Zoning Inspector Ferencz also stated that as part of the Community
Outreach portion of the Comprehensive Plan, 15 interviews are to be
conducted with local community leaders from government, businesses,
schools, civic groups, and other stakeholders to be identified by the
community to get their perceptions and take on key issues facing Copley
Township. Zoning Inspector Ferencz asked the Commission members if
they could provide names of individuals who could be contacted to be
interviewed. The Commission stated that they would forward any
names/numbers they could come up with.

Zoning Inspector Ferencz went on to say that the Consultant would be
assigning a “homework” assignment in that they will distribute disposable
cameras to the Steering Group to take pictures of what they like/dislike in
Copley Township. This will include a map and notebook in order to
identify the specific area/location/structure and make comments
accordingly.

Zoning Inspector Ferencz also gave out copies to the Commission on the
moratorium passed by the Trustees on March 26, 2007. The moratorium
will be effective for 180 days and has been enacted for certain commercial,
industrial and major subdivision development while the Township embarks
on this Comprehensive Land Use Plan project.

BUSINESS FROM THE ZONING INSPECTOR:
Zoning Inspector Ferencz handed out a list of procedures to follow for the
public hearing process. She also stated she has spoken to legal council Irv
Sugerman about the role of the alternates. Alternates can participate in
discussion but cannot make a motion, second a motion or vote. Chair Frye
stated that having such qualified alternates who contribute to the
Commission is greatly appreciated and wanted to encourage the alternates
continued participation and input at Commission meetings/hearings.

FUTURE MEETING DATE: May 7, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. Public Hearing
With no further business to come before the Board, Mrs. Ahern made a
motion to adjourn. It was second by Mrs. Scott. All members were in favor.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

_________________                     _____________________
Bill Frye, Chairman                        Sue Schultz, Secretary

								
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