Zoning Commission

The Zoning Commission is responsible for making recommendations for amendments and changes to the Zoning Resolution of the Township to the Township Board of Trustees.

There are three ways in which amendments or supplements to the Zoning Resolution may be initiated:

  1. A resolution passed by the Board of Trustees
  2. The filing of an application by one or more individual land owners
  3. By the members of the Zoning Commission

A majority vote by the Board of Trustees to certify an amendment or district change is necessary to over-turn the vote of the Zoning Commission members.  (The procedures for Amendments or Supplements to the Zoning Resolution shall be conducted pursuant to Chapter 519 of the Ohio Revised Code.)  Refer to Chapter 14 - Amendments of the Hinckley Township Zoning Resolution and Appendix B for additional details.

Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month, at 7:00 p.m., with the exception of the month of December. The meetings are held in either the Town Hall Meeting Room or the Board Room of the Administration Building.

All meetings of the Commission are listed in the calendar of meetings in the Medina County Gazette and should a Public Hearing be scheduled for the Zoning Commission, a legal notice is published in the same paper.

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

Five people occupy seats on the Zoning Commission for a term of five years and are appointed by the Board of Trustees. Presently serving are:

William Spellman

Zoning Commission, Chairman


Primary Phone: 

330.278.4181


Diane Dermody

Zoning Commission, Vice-Chair


Primary Phone: 

330.278.4181


Calvin Powell

Zoning Commission, Member


Primary Phone: 

330.278.4181


Bruce Schneider

Zoning Commission, Member


Primary Phone: 

330.278.4181


Matthew Marzullo

Zoning Commission, Member


Primary Phone: 

330.278.4181


Sean McCarthy

Zoning Commission, Alternate


Primary Phone: 

330.278.4181

Cell Phone: 


E-mail: 

Jim Burns

Zoning Commission, Alternate


Primary Phone: 

330.278.4181