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Board of Zoning Appeals


The Board of Zoning Appeals has the following specific duties:

(a) To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Inspector
(b) To authorize, upon proper appeal, a variance from the strict application of the provisions of this Zoning Ordinance where owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the Ordinance will result in unnecessary hardship or practical difficulties
(c) To grant conditional zoning permits as specified in the district regulations, taking into account the proximity of such uses to one another, with respect to appropriate land use in accordance with the land use plan and basic standards regarding residential, business and industry districts
(d) To authorize the issuance of permits for storage tanks subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards for the storage, handling and use of liquefied petroleum gases/flammable liquids/combustible liquids

Meeting Times

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm in the Council Caucus Room.

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the  Mayor and confirmed by Council.

Current Members

Board of Zoning Appeals Members Seat Designation Term Expires
Sue Ross Mayor Appointee 12/31/2019
Kathy Tatarsky Mayor Appointee 12/31/2020
John J. Lucas, Jr. Mayor Appointee 12/31/2020
Steve Lamiell Mayor Appointee 12/31/2021
Karl "Butch" Kraus Mayor Appointee 12/31/2021

Membership Requirements

Members must be residents of the City.

Term Length

Three (3) years


Members are paid $1,450 annually.


City Ordinance 1163.03-.06

If you would like to apply to serve on this commission or to recommend someone to serve, please send or fax a cover letter and resume to:

Office of Mayor Thomas M. Bernabei
ATTN: Boards and Commissions
218 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH  44702

FAX: 330-489-3282

Last updated 4/8/2016

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