Planning & Zoning Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday and Friday
7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Zoning Office Phone: 330-725-8313
Montville Township Planning & Zoning Director
The Planning & Zoning Director is responsible to the Trustees for the present and future planning of the township and enforcement of the Montville Township Zoning Regulations as outlined in the zoning code. This individual performs many duties and responsibilities which include guidance as to land uses to the community, supervision of the zoning office staff, interpretation of the Zoning Resolution for enforcement, and liaison with the township’s attorney, Board of Zoning Appeals, Zoning Commission, and the Township Trustees.
The Planning & Zoning Director also reviews and comments about variance applications, conditional use permit requests, text amendments and change requests, and new site plans. He/she attends meetings held by the Trustees, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Zoning Commission, and provides information pertaining to topics per the Zoning Resolution and zoning office procedures.
Planning & Zoning Director & Staff
Paul Jeffers, Planning & Zoning Director, Web Content Manager, Senior Snow Removal
Bonnie Schwehm, Planning & Zoning Office Secretary, Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Recording Secretary
What is the role of planning?
Planners work closely with the community, whether it is with individuals, developers, real estate agents or other government entities, to develop and implement a growth plan that follows the outlines of the Montville Township Comprehensive Plan and the Montville Township Zoning Resolution. In using the balanced growth methodology, the township develops at a steady and healthy pace taking into consideration the residents opinions and visions.
What is Zoning?
Communities use zoning to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its residents. Zoning preserves the character of our community by allowing certain types of development in specific areas and keeping factories out of residential districts and neighborhoods out of retail districts. Of course at some point these may be adjacent to one another.
REMINDER: PERMITS ARE NEEDED FOR, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:
ADDITIONS, FINISHED BASEMENTS, POOLS (INCLUDING INFLATABLE), FENCES, DECKS, PATIOS, ACCESSORY BUILDINGS (SHEDS, BARNS), WALLS, SIGNS AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS STRUCTURES.
CONTACT THE ZONING OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION - Click here for application forms for submission.
EPA Reminds Townships of Debris Burning Rules
Fall is just around the corner, and everyone knows that with fall, comes leaf and
twig pick up. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a few friendly
reminders on burning debris before you schedule your bonfire party, however.
It is illegal to burn material in the following locations:
- Within the boundaries of any municipal corporation;
- Within 1,000 feet of a municipal corporation with 1,000 to 10,000 residents;
- Within one mile of a municipal corporation with more than 10,000 residents, such as Urbana; and
- In unincorporated areas between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. during October and November (an Ohio Department of Natural Resources requirement to prevent fall wildfires).
Brush, tree trimmings and leaves may be burned only on the property where
they originated and if the burn site meets the boundary requirements. People
responsible for the fire must ensure that the fire is located at a point on the
premises no less than 1,000 feet from any inhabited building not located on
the property. Garbage (food waste), dead animals and materials containing
rubber, grease or petroleum (such as tires and plastics) cannot be burned