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Planning Commission
Regular Monthly Meetings
  • 7 p.m.on third Monday of each month (except February when it is the third Tuesday)
  • Location: City Council Chambers, 7141 Miami Avenue, Madeira, OH 45243

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Member Term 
Douglas Burkey January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2019
Kyle Hern January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2019
Chris Hilberg Council Representative 
Steve Karoly January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2017
Rob Kneip - Vice Chair January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2017
Mickey LeRoy August 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017
Tammy Schlagbaum - Chair January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2019

The Madeira Planning Commission has seven members appointed by the City Council. One planning commissioner is also on the city council, and is the only paid official on Planning Commission. The change from nine to seven members was one of the changes voted on by the Madeira electorate in November 2011. All members of the Commission are qualified electors of the municipality and have four year staggered terms (except for Kyle Hern who started in September 2013 to fill a vacancy).

The Planning Commission is divided into various committees that have been given different tasks to accomplish. Currently, the Signage, and Capital Projects Committees are active.Please follow the planning commission regular meeting minutes and committee minutes to keep up to date with all committee activities.

The commission has the powers granted to and performs all the duties imposed upon planning commissions by the laws of the State of Ohio, including all statutes now and hereafter enacted. The commission prepares a zoning and subdivision code regulating the development of structures and lots within the municipality, and from time to time will prepare amendments thereto as required. The commission also prepares a land use plan, a capital improvements plan, and a central business district plan. The commission considers all petitions for amendments to the zoning code and map and may on its own initiate proposed amendments to the zoning code or map. The planning commission may also conduct studies of various functions of the government of the municipality, its services, improvements, and finances, and report to council and the electors the results of such studies together with its recommendations.

Any decision of a public official made in the administration of the city’s zoning ordinance may be appealed to the planning commission in accordance with the procedures established by ordinance. The planning commission has the authority to interpret provisions of the zoning ordinance and to confirm, modify, or reverse the zoning decision of the public official. Upon application, the planning commission considers requests for variances in accordance with the standards established by ordinance. The planning commission has the authority to grant relief from the strict application of the zoning ordinance. The planning commission may not grant a variance in any case in which the deviation from the existing zoning ordinance is so substantial that it is the equivalent of a change in the zoning district. No variances will be granted and no decision of a public official regarding the administration of the zoning ordinance shall be reversed except upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the commission.