Walnut Township
Board of Zoning Appeals
11420 Millersport Road
Millersport, Ohio 43046
(740) 467-2430   FAX (740) 467-3283

Regular Meeting
April 7, 2011

Attendance:  Bob Ball, Doug Leith, Mike England, David Farrell.

Others: Ralph Reeb, Zoning Inspector, Tonya Kahley, Zoning Secretary and Terry Horn, Township Trustee

The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairperson Bob Ball at 7:15 PM.


The zoning secretary read the meeting minutes from February 2, 2011.  England moved and Farrell seconded the motion to approve the meeting minutes as presented.  The motion passed unanimously.

Old Business:

New Business:

Walnut Township received an application for a variance which needs to occur in April. Reeb explained the time lines for the variance to be compliant with the Walnut Township Zoning Resolution and Ohio Revised Code.

The meeting date was discussed and set for April 28, 2011 at 7 PM.

Reeb asked the Board what they considered Lake Front Property.  Reeb pointed out that the Zoning Resolution says it is on the Lake, not a canal. It is based on having a lake view (45 degree angle from the setbacks of the property looking out at the lake. He indicated that there have been questions from a member of the public about what constitutes lake front property. Reeb wanted to make sure the board members review this section as well as the fence section of the zoning resolution and provide their feed back at the next meeting.  If the board disagrees with this section of the zoning resolution, it may need to go back to the Zoning Commission for revision.

Ball asked a question about Lake Shore.  Reeb said that Lake Shore is zoned R2 so there is no Lake Front property in that area.

Farrell asked what specific sections are to be reviewed.  Reeb indicated he would send an email to the Board members with the specific sections.

The board will further discuss this issue at the next regular meeting of the BZA.

Public Input:


Leith moved and England seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 7:36 PM.