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Board of Zoning Appeals   Board of Zoning Appeals Members/Expiration

The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five (5) electors appointed by Council. Council to serve without compensation, by a majority vote of its members, chooses a successor to fill any vacancy.  Terms are five (5) years.

It is the duty of the Board of Zoning Appeals to hear and determine appeals made for exceptions to and variations in the application of the provisions of the zoning ordinances in harmony with the intent and purposes thereof, and from ordinances, regulations, rules, restrictions, limitations or orders of any administrative official or agency in connection with such matters. 

Any person, firm or corporation, or any officer, department, board or agency of the Municipality, or any interested elector of the Municipality who has been aggrieved or affected by any decision of the Board of Zoning Appeals, may appeal from such decision to the Council of the Municipality by filing notice of intent to appeal within five (5) days and filing a petition with the Clerk of Council within fifteen (15) days from the date of the decision and setting forth the facts of the case.

Council shall hold a public hearing on such appeal not later than thirty (30) days after such appeal has been filed with its Clerk. Council by an affirmative vote of a majority of its members shall decide the matter.


►  Suzanne Norris, 12/31/2021
►  Arthur Maines II, 12/31/2023
►  Carolyn Martin-Geiman,12/31/2024
►  Waylon Garza, 12/31/2025
►  Larry Petrie, 12/31/2022

Council Liaison - Brent Stanley

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meets on an "as needed" basis on a Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Planning Commission   Planning Commission Members/Expiration

The Planning Commission consists of the City Manager as ex officio member without voting power and five (5) electors appointed by Council to serve without compensation for terms of five (5) years.  Council, by a majority vote of its members, shall choose a successor to fill any vacancy.

The Planning Commission shall act as the platting commission of the Municipality and, as such, it shall have control of planning and shall provide regulations covering the platting of all lands within the Municipality.

It shall adopt and recommend to the Council a comprehensive general plan for the physical development of the Municipality, which shall include the location of public ways, property, bridges, utilities, buildings, parks, playgrounds and recreation areas. The comprehensive general plan shall show all existing school locations in the Municipality and shall show the projected locations of new schools as determined by the Board of Education. It shall prepare and recommend to Council ordinances creating areas, zones and districts of permitted and excluded uses, including rules, regulations, restrictions and limitations governing the design, height, floor area, size of structures, area and size of lots, yards, courts, open spaces, use and occupancy of public and private buildings, structures, and land for trade, industry, off-street parking, residences, parks, playgrounds, and other uses or purposes as will promote the general welfare of the Municipality and its inhabitants, and any other duties and powers prescribed by the statutes of the State of Ohio.

Before the Planning Commission shall recommend to Council the zoning or re-zoning of any lands, it shall hold a public hearing on the question. The Planning Commission shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the corporate limits of the Municipality, a notice of the public hearing. Such notice shall be published at least ten (10) days prior to the public hearing and shall contain a summary of the question and the time and place of the public hearing.

It shall make a base map to be titled the "Official Map of the Municipality of Clyde". It shall have control over the platting and subdivision of lands and the improvement or development thereof. It shall recommend a building code.

In the performance of its function, the Planning Commission may enter upon any land and make examinations and surveys, and place and maintain necessary monuments and marks thereon.

Any persons, firm or corporation, or any officer, department, board or agency of the Municipality, or any interested elector of the Municipality who has been aggrieved or affected by any decision of the Planning Commission may appeal from such decision to the Council of the Municipality by filing a petition with the Clerk of Council within fifteen (15) days from the date of the decision and setting forth the facts of the case. However, this section does not refer nor is it applicable to zoning matters.

Council shall hold a public hearing on such appeal not later than thirty (30) days after such appeal has been filed with its Clerk.  Council by an affirmative vote of a majority of its members shall decide the matter and their decision shall be final. 


►  Dale Dick, Chairperson, 1/31/2023
►  Larry Bower, 1/31/2025
►  Jonathan Mills, 1/31/2026
►  James Wilson, 1/31/2022
►   John Gerber, 1/31/2023
►  City Mgr. Paul H. Fiser, Ex Officio Member (non-voting)

Council Liaison - Bobbie Boyer

The Planning Commission meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. on an as-needed basis.

Civil Service Commission Civil Service Members/Expiration

The Civil Service Commission which consists of three (3) electors, one (1) appointed by the Council, one (1) appointed by the Manager, and one (1) appointed by the employees who are covered by civil service. Vacancies are filled by the agency or person making the original appointment.  Appointments are for six (6) years.

The Civil Service Commission shall provide by rules for the determination of merit and fitness as the basis for appointment and promotion of personnel in the classified service of the Municipality by administering Civil Service Examinations and for appeals from the action of the Manager or other officer in any time of transfer, reduction or removal.

All matters of civil service covered by the City of Clyde Charter or the Civil Service Commission rules and regulations shall be governed by Chapter 124 of the Ohio Revised Code. In the event of conflict between the provisions of this Charter, or the rules and regulations of the Municipal Civil Service Commission promulgated under the authority of this Charter, the applicable Charter provision or rule or regulation shall take precedence over the State statutes.

  ►  Carolyn Martin-Geiman, 4/30/2024 (E)
Terry Cullen, 4/30/2024
►  James "Chris" Shay, 4/30/2022

      (E) Employee representative appointment
      (M) City Manager representative appointment

(C) Council representative appointment

Council Liaison - Steve Keegan

The Civil Service Commission meets monthly on the third Monday at 4:00 p.m.
Recreation Board Recreation Board Members/Expiration

The Recreation Board shall exercise and possess all of the powers set forth in Ohio Revised Codes 755.12 - 755.18 inclusive, unless otherwise set forth by City ordinance.

The objective of the Clyde Recreation Board is to provide safe and enjoyable activities for all ages. Seasonal Recreation Program workers and a part-time Recreational Programmer are under direct supervision of the Parks & Cemetery Superintendent. Over the years, the Recreation Board has expanded the Recreation Program significantly by adding new activities as well as increasing the number of participants involved.

The Recreation Board shall consist of five (5) persons, (3)three of whom shall be electors of the city and two members may be electors of the Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District. One member on the Recreation Board shall be by appointment from the Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District Board of Education. Said board member shall be appointed by Council to serve concurrently with the Board of Education member�s term in office or until said member ceases to be a member of such board of education. In the event no member of said board of education accepts such appointment, then the board of education shall recommend a qualified elector from the city or from the Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District. However, no recommendation will be accepted, if said recommendation and appointment would reduce the Recreational Board�s membership to less than three electors of the City. Members of the Recreation Board shall serve without pay.

All parks, play lots and playgrounds, now designated as such or hereafter acquired and designated as a park, play lot or playground, shall be under the supervision of the Recreation Board for recreational purposes.

The Recreation Board is authorized to adopt and enforce reasonable rules and regulations relating to the operation and use of the parks, play lots and playgrounds under their supervision.

  ► Amanda Dukeshire - 12/31/2025
► Carolyn Pofok - 12/31/2021
► Paula Renfro - 12/21/2022
► Mike Arnold - 12/31/23

► Aaron Wilson - School Board Member Appointee
Council Liaison - Jean Jackson

The Recreation Board meets monthly as follows:
First Monday at 5:00 p.m.
Landscape Committee/Street Tree Commission Landscape/Street Tree Members/ Expiration

The Landscape Committee/Street Tree Commission consists of seven residents, four of whom shall reside within the City limits and three who may reside outside the City limits, within a three mile radius, who shall be entitled to vote and who shall be appointed by Council to serve without compensation for terms of five (5) years.

The Landscape Committee/Street Tree Commission shall disseminate news and information regarding the selection, planting and maintenance of trees within the corporate limits, whether the same be on private or public property, implement an Arbor Day observance within the City on an annual basis and establish and maintain, on an annual basis, an inventory of all trees located within the boulevard of streets within the City.

The Landscape Committee/Street Tree Commission shall choose its own officers, make its own rules and regulations and keep a journal of its proceedings. A majority of the members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business. All plans, findings, advices, reports and recommendations made by the Committee shall be in writing and shall designate by name those members of the Committee approving or concurring therein, and members who do not so approve or concur therein, shall have the right, as a part of such report, to state their reasons for refusing to approve or concur.

The Committee, when requested by Council or the City Manager shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter or question coming within the scope of its work.


►  Bev Henson - 2/28/2020 
►   Alan Binger - 2/28/2021
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►  Becky Brooks - 5/7/2024
►  Frank Pierce III - 5/7/2024

Council Liaison - Brent Stanley

The Landscape Committee/Street Tree Commission meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. (effective 2015)

Fair Board Fair Board Members/Expiration

The Board shall be composed of a minimum of (14) fourteen and a maximum of (21) twenty-one members to be appointed by Council upon recommendation of the Board.  Terms are five (5) years.

The Fair Board shall be responsible for organizing and administering the annual Clyde Fair, which shall be held in September of each year. Such Board shall provide by its own rules and procedures for the conduct of its meetings and its responsibilities relative to the organization and administration of the Clyde Fair.

Each January the Board organizes and chooses a chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and a treasurer who shall serve until an organizational meeting to be held in January of the following year.

New Fair Board applicants may be invited by Fair Board members to participate in a (1) one-year non-voting probationary membership.  The procedure to require a probationary period was developed and implemented several years ago to aid current Fair Board members in making a final decision to recommend to City Council person or persons for appointment to the Fair Board.


►  Richard Ulman, 1/2/2025
►  William Strong, 1/2/2026

►  Larry Dick, 1/2/2022
►  Linda Hall, 1/2/2026
►  Gayle Carter, 1/2/2025
►  Nancy Greenslade, 1/2/2025
►  Jeni Golden, 1/2/2024
►  Kathy Ball, 1/2/2025
  Michael Carter, 1/2/2025
►  Richard Cox, 1/15/2025
►  Linda Black, 1/2/2026
►  Mary Jo Ulman, 1/2/2026
►  Tomi Sachs, 1/2/2024
►  Alice Auxter, 5/13/2026
►  -----, 5/13/2021
►  Vacant Seat
►  Vacant Seat
►  Vacant Seat
►  Vacant Seat
►  Vacant Seat

Council Liaison - Jean Jackson

The Fair Board meets monthly on the second Thursday at 6:00 p.m.



The Charter Review Commission shall be made up of nine (9) qualified electors of the City of Clyde, Ohio and shall review and recommend to the City Council any alterations, revisions and amendments to the Charter of the City of Clyde, Ohio as in its judgment seem desirable for consideration by the electorate at the general election in November of the year following the year in which such commission is convened. The Council shall submit to the electors any such proposed alterations, revisions, or amendments in the manner prescribed herein. The Commission sets its own meeting times and generally meets one (1) evening per month for approximately six (6) months. Any recommendations are then made to Clyde City Council, following all meetings.

How do I request to serve on a board or commission?

Serving on a board or commission offers City of Clyde residents an extraordinary opportunity to participate in the City's governmental affairs for the improvement of our community.  The most important qualifications for serving are an interest and willingness to serve.

Anyone interested in applying as a volunteer on one of the following boards or commissions should write a letter of interest to the attention of City Manager Paul Fiser, Clyde Municipal Building, 222 N. Main Street, Clyde, OH 43410 or email pfiser@clydeohio.org.  Call the City Manager�s Office with questions 419-547-6898.  Appointments are determined by a majority vote of Clyde City Council.  Persons appointed to unexpired terms may request reappointment to a full term upon expiration of the unexpired term.

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