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Boards & Commissions

Planning Commission
The Planning Commission is responsible for reviewing rezonings, planned unit developments, preliminary and final subdivision plats, street and alley vacations, street name changes, and then forwarding recommendations to the City Council for final action. The Planning Commission meets the first and third Monday of every month, except scheduled City holidays, at 1:30 pm in the City Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 1st Floor, 345 High Street.

The Planning Commission is comprised of seven voting members and a secretary:

  • Patrick Moeller, Mayor                                                 
  • Dale McAllister, Chairperson                                           Term Expires:  December 31, 2015
  • Michael J. Samoviski                                                        Term Expires:  December 31, 2017
  • Larry Bowling, Vice-Chairperson                                     Term Expires:  December 31, 2015 
  • Teri Horsley                                                                         Term Expires:  December 31, 2018 
  • David Belew                                                                        Term Expires:  December 31, 2017 
  • Joshua A. Smith, City Manager
  • Eugene F. Scharf, Director (Commission Secretary)

Planning Commission Rules of Procedure

2015 Planning Commission Meeting Schedule

Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals and variances to the City of Hamilton zoning ordinance. In addition, the Board reviews requests for the establishment of conditional uses in certain zoning districts. The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the first Thursday of every month, except scheduled City holidays, at 1:30 pm in the City Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 1st Floor, 345 High Street.

The Board of Zoning Appeals is comprised of five voting members and a secretary:

  • Karen Underwood-Kramer, Chairperson                                     Term Expires:  January 2018 
  • Nancy Bushman                                                                              Term Expires: January 2019
  • Larry Bowling                                                                                   Term Expires:  January 2015
  • George Jonson                                                                                Term Expires:  January 2019
  • Jonathan Bell                                                                                   Term Expires:  January 2019
  • John Creech, Secretary

2014-2016 BZA Meeting Schedule

Architectural Design Review Board
The Architectural Design Review Board is responsible for reviewing alteration, construction, reconstruction, erection, removal or exterior work proposals that will affect the exterior architectural and/or historic features or appearance of a structure, site, monument, streetscape, or neighborhood that is subject to the Historic Preservation District regulations. The Architectural Design Review Board meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 4:30pm in the conference room at the City of Hamilton Community Development Office, 345 High Street, 3rd Floor, in downtown Hamilton.

The Architectural Design Review Board is comprised of nine voting members and a secretary:

  • Robert Brown, City Council Representative                                           
  • Teri Horsley, Planning Commission Representative                              
  • Dan Graham, Chairperson, Dayton Lane                                   Term Expires:  March 31, 2016
  • Ron Sheyer, Rossville District                                                      Term Expires:  June 30, 2015
  • Debbie Ripperger, German Village                                            Term Expires:  May 13, 2016
  • Mary Pat Essman, Chamber of Commerce Representative    Term Expires:  October 31, 2015
  • Larry Fiehrer, Downtown SID Representative                            Term Expires:  October 31, 2016
  • Karen Whalen, Historic Hamilton Representative                      Term Expires:  January 31, 2017
  • Ed Wilson, Secretary


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