Board of Zoning Appeals

The establishment of the Board of Zoning Appeals is best described in Chapter 13 of the Zoning Resolution:

“In order that the objectives of this Resolution may be more fully and equitably achieved, that there shall be provided a means for competent interpretation of this Resolution, that adequate but controlled flexibility be provided in the application of this Resolution, that health, safety, and welfare of the public is secured, and that justice be dispensed, there is hereby established a Township Board of Zoning Appeals in accordance with Chapter 519 of the Revised Code of the State of Ohio as amended. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall perform its duties and exercise its powers as provided by Chapter 13 of the Zoning Resolution.

Meetings of the Board of Zoning Appeals are conducted in the Town Hall Meeting Room of the Administration Building on the fourth Wednesday of the month when scheduled.  The meetings are generally held at 7:00 p.m.

Every public hearing is advertised in the legal notice section of the newspaper ten (10) days before the hearing date as defined by law and notices are sent to adjoining property owners.

The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold worksessions on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and hearings on the 4th Wednesday of the month if needed. Meetings will be located in the Town Hall Meeting Room at 1410 Ridge Road, Hinckley, Ohio. 

For a complete list of upcoming and previous meetings including associated documents, visit our meetings page.

Members of the Board of Zoning Appeals are appointed for five year terms by the Board of Township Trustees. Alternate members of the Board are appointed for three year terms. 

The current Board of Zoning Appeals members are as follows:

Josephine Calabro

Board of Zoning Appeals, Chairman


Primary Phone: 

330.278.4181


Jeff Hoop

Board of Zoning Appeals, Vice-Chairman


Primary Phone: 

330.278.4181


David Zeleznak

Board of Zoning Appeals, Member


Primary Phone: 

330.278.4181


Julie Mainzer

Board of Zoning Appeals, Member


Primary Phone: 

330.278.4181

Cell Phone: 


E-mail: 

William Budd

Board of Zoning Appeals, Member


Primary Phone: 

330.278.4181


Donna Boleman

Board of Zoning Appeals, Alternate


Primary Phone: 

330.278.4181

Cell Phone: 


E-mail: 

Bill Schaefer

Board of Zoning Appeals, Alternate


Primary Phone: 

330.278.4181