Munson Township

Welcome to Munson Township

Geauga County, Ohio

Munson Township - Geauga County, Ohio

Munson Boards

Zoning

Tim Kearns - Zoning Inspector
Tim Kearns
Zoning Inspector
Zoning is the regulation of the use of land and buildings which enables a community to control the development of its own territory providing for orderly growth. The Zoning Resolution dates back to 1948 when Munson Township was the first rural Township in the state of Ohio to enact Township zoning.  Zoning Inspector Tim Kearns handles all applications for zoning certificates. His office hours at the Munson Township Hall, 12210 Auburn Road, are from 8am-3pm on Mon., Wed., & Fri. He is available other hours by appointment. Residents may stop in or call ahead to schedule an appointment - 440-286-9182.

Munson Township Zoning Map Map

Zoning Maps can be purchased
at theTownship Hall
Cost $10

Munson Township Zoning Map

Munson Township Zoning Commission

The Township Zoning Commission initiates or reviews all proposed amendments to the Munson Township Zoning Resolution. The five Zoning Commission members are appointed by the Township Trustees for five-year terms. They meet monthly at the Munson Township Hall. Zoning Board members are:  Jim Tekavec, Heather Crawford (Vice), Dennis Medica, and Lenore Pikus (Chair). The GIS Map Committee and the Single Family Conservation Development Committee have completed their evaluations and submitted them to the Zoning Commission. The Munson Township Trustees approved an updated Land Use Plan in 2003, the result of several years of cumulative efforts on the part of the Munson Zoning Commission, the Long Range Land Use Advisory Planning Committee and the Geauga County Planning Commission.

Under “Documents & Forms” you can access the Zoning Resolution and Land Use Plan to review these documents in their entirety. Information about proposed zoning amendments is also provided in this section. The zoning resolution and zoning map can be purchased at the township office - cost $35 for the resolution and $10 for the map.

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Township Board of Zoning Appeals hears and decides appeals for variances or conditional uses, where owing to special conditions a literal interpretation of the Zoning Resolution would result in an unnecessary hardship. The Township Trustees appoint the five members to the Board of Zoning Appeals for five-year terms and alternates for two-year terms. Hearings are scheduled the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. as needed and are held at the Munson Township Hall. Board members are Bobbie Nolan, Lucy Longo, Richard Wright, Don Alexander and Gabe Kezdi. The Alternates are Michael Waclawski and Danielle Pitcock.

See also Park & Recreation Board



 

Munson Township • 12210 Auburn Road • Chardon, Ohio • 44024-9454 
  Phone:  440.286.9255 • Fax: 440.286.1180
munson@munsontwp.com