Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Appeals has jurisdiction over all use and area variances, including requests for conditional use permits and appeals challenging a decision or determination of the Zoning Inspector.

All decisions of the Board of Appeals are final within Boardman Township. A citizen who is aggrieved with the Board’s decision has 30 days from the date of decision to file an appeal with the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

A legal notice is published at least 10 days before the hearing of the Board of Appeals. All hearings are open to the public.

To join the November 17, 2020 meeting please follow the following instructions. Meeting materials are under Plans Submitted below.

By phone: 1-408-418-9388, meeting number/access code: 132 419 5765, password: 28752664

By computer:

Meeting number/access code: 132 419 5765, password: BTPlanning


The Board consists of five members and two alternate members appointed by the Boardman Township Trustees. The five members serve five-year terms and the alternates serve one-year terms.

BZA Application Area Variance (Requests regarding the size and/or placement of a structure)

BZA Application Conditional Use (Requests for a use listed as conditional in the Zoning Resolution)

BZA Application Administrative Appeal (Requests for an appeal of the Director of Zoning & Development’s decision)

BZA Application Use Variance (Requests for a use not listed in the Zoning Resolution)


Atty John Shultz, Chairman (January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020)
Patricia Brozik (January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021)
Marilyn Scheetz (January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2022)
Kenneth Tirpack (January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021)
Brian Racz, (January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2025)
Bill Harris, Alternate (January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020)
Anthony Buchmann, Alternate (August 17, 2020 to December 31, 2021)

2020 Meeting Schedule

Month Appeal Submission
Meeting Date Legal Notice Plans Submitted
January 1/2/2020 1/21/2020 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING JAN
February 1/30/2020 2/18/2020 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FEB
March 3/5/2020 3/24/2020 Meeting Cancelled
May 5/12/2020 Notice of Public Hearing May 12, 2020 BZA site plans
June 5/15/2020 6/2/2020 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING June 2, 2020 BZA Site Plans
June 5/28/2020 6/16/2020 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING June 16, 2020 BZA June 16
July 7/2/2020 7/21/2020 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING July 21, 2020 Site Plans
August 7/30/2020 8/18/2020 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Aug 18, 2020 Site Plans
September 9/2/2020 9/22/2020 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING-SEPT Site Plans
October 10/1/2020 10/20/2020 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING-OCT Site Plans
November 10/29/2020 11/17/2020 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING-NOV BZA Nov 17
December 11/24/2020 12/15/2020


Special COVID-19 notice – Due to directives issued by the Ohio Department of Health and in accordance with the Ohio Attorney General’s recommendations related to National, State and local health orders, meetings are being conducted remotely on-line. For instruction on how to access these on-line meetings call: 330-726-4181 or email 

All Meetings are held at 7:00 PM at the Boardman Government Center, 8299 Market Street.