POLITICAL SIGN INFORMATION
U.S. Supreme Court Reed v Town of Gilbert, AZ ruled political signs are covered under the 1st Amendment, Freedom of Speech.
Madison Township does not have the statutory authority to regulate Political Signs.
The Zoning Commission will be reviewing and modifying political signs in Section 128 of the Madison Township Zoning Resolution
Phone: (440) 428-1120
Fax: (440) 428-1371
Email: [email protected]
On August 1, 1957, the Board of Madison Township Trustees, Milton Nichols, John Ritola and Allen Beebe unanimously passed a resolution adopting zoning in Madison Township and ordering an election. The resolution stated that the Board of Madison Township Trustees hereby approves and put before the electors of Madison Township the question of whether or not the proposed plan of zoning shall be put into effect in the unincorporated area of Madison Township. The approval for Township Zoning went on the ballot at the General Election of November 5, 1957. At that General Election of 1957, the residents of Madison Township approved zoning within the township. The Board of Township Trustees immediately implemented zoning in the township. At the Board of Township Trustees Meeting of November 9, 1957 they appointed the first Zoning Inspector, Mr. George Spear, who was paid $150.00 a month to enforce the new Zoning Resolution.
There are two Boards that regulate the Zoning Resolution: the Zoning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Both of the Boards are comprised of five members who are appointed by the Madison Township Board of Trustees and serve staggered five-year terms, which expires on December 31st.
PROPERTY SEARCH INFORMATION
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The current Zoning Commission Board Members & their terms:
Zoning Commission Board Member: Term Expires:
(December 31st of 2021)
Bob Diak 2021
Audra Wisniowski 2022
Randy Rothlisberger 2023
Jeff Hyrne 2024
John Witt 2025
Board of Zoning Appeals Members: Term Expires:
(December 31st of 2021)
Evan Frances 2021
Bill Dubiel 2022
Lora Diak 2023
Thomas Sill 2024
Joseph Boyle 2025
The December Zoning Commission Meeting will be held December 11, 2021. The Zoning Commission meets once a month on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Township Administration Building. Commission Meeting Minutes are posted after they are approved at the following meeting.
The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on an "as needed" basis, usually on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Township Administration Building. Board of Zoning Appeals Minutes are posted after they are approved at the following meeting.
The current Board of Zoning Appeals Board Members & terms: