***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
The Copley Township Zoning Commission has changed their official meeting date from the first Monday of the month, to the fourth Monday of each month. All regular Zoning Commission meetings will be held at the Townhall, located at 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd and will begin at 6 pm. The change in meeting dates becomes effective beginning on Monday, August 24, 2009.
The Zoning Commission is a statutory committee consisting of five regular and two alternate members of residents living within Copley Township. Current members include, Chairperson Colleen Ahern, Vice Chairperson Jane Scott, Mark Wasick, Ernest Stein and Jim Phelps. Alternate Zoning Commission members include Bill Daniel and a currently vacant second position. If interested in serving within this capacity, please submit a letter of interest to Peggy Spraggins, Township Administrator, Copley Township.
The role of the Zoning Commission is to review and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on the Zoning Resolution text and Township Zoning map. Zoning Commission members are currently working on the rewrite of the Zoning Resolution. It is anticipated that this process will take another six months before completing the final document.
To follow the work of the Zoning Commission, please visit our website at www.copley.oh.us and view the Township calendar of events along with the recorded minutes from previous meetings. Printed documents can also be obtained at Copley Town Hall, 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road during regular business hours.
For more information, contact Matt Springer or Sue Schultz in the Copley Township Zoning Department at (330) 666-0108.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 14, 2009
The Copley Township Steering Committee will be meeting on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm at the Copley Community Center, 1278 Sunset Drive, (off Copley Road) to recommend the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Document to the Board of Trustees.
A complete copy of the Land Use Document can be found on the Township's website at www.copley.oh.us under the "Land Use Plan" tab on the left of the home page. The Document has two sections. The first part is the Executive Summary and the remaining part is the entire document. The Table of Contents lists each chapter as well as the tables, charts and maps used throughout the document. Each chapter is listed separately on the website to allow for easier downloading and printing. A hard copy may also be obtained at Copley Town Hall, 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road
Once the Land Use Plan is approved, the Board of Trustees will formally discuss and review the plan and schedule a public hearing for additional comments from the public.
For more information, contact Peggy Spraggins, Copley Township Administrator at 330-666-1853.
MARCH 19, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stimulus Money for Flood Prone Areas in Copley
A community open house is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2009 from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Copley Community Center, 1278 Sunset Drive, Copley, Ohio 44321, to distribute information on the federal stimulus money available for flood prone areas. If your property has a history of repeated flooding (at least 2 times) within the last ten years, this program may be for you.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 19, 2008
The Copley Township Land Use Plan Steering Committee will be holding a discussion on Conservation Development on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 6:00 pm at Copley Townhall, 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road. The Speakers for this discussion will be Kirby Date and Alan Weinstein. Kirby Date, AICP, is the Coordinator for the Countryside Program established in 1996 which is currently housed at Cleveland State University, Levin College of Urban Affairs. Ms. Date's expertise is in development, planning conservation and landscape issues and has assisted numerous local governments with land use issues.
Alan Weinstein, professor at Cleveland State University in both Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, is a nationally-recognized expert on planning law with extensive practice and research experience with a variety of land use areas. He is currently under contract with Copley Township to assist in re-writing the Zoning Resolution.
The Land Use Committee is studying the impacts of conservation development for Copley Township and how it might be included in the Comprehensive Plan. Conservation development is a planning tool that can be used to allow flexible lot layouts, creates open space, and reduces the length of roads and utilities, which allows developers to minimize maintenance and environmental impacts. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting.
For more information, contact Peggy Spraggins at 330-666-1853.
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