Committees & Boards

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

Revised January 2016

Bellevue’s advisory boards and commissions provide City residents the opportunity to have a voice in local government. More than 40 Bellevue residents volunteer to provide expertise and input to City officials and make recommendations on various municipal issues. Individuals are chosen through a selection process and appointed by City Council.

AUDIT COMMITTEE
(2-year terms)

163.01 ESTABLISHED; MEMBERS. (a) Council hereby establishes an Audit Committee for the City. (b) Council further determines that the Audit Committee shall consist of five (5) members: (1) One member of Council, who is serving during their term of office as Chair of the Finance Committee of Council. (2) The Mayor or Director of Public Safety and Service of the City. (3) The Auditor of the City (4) Two (2) members to be nominated by the Mayor and approved by Council for two-year terms. The terms of the initial two members shall expire December 31, 2001. The members so nominated and approved shall have backgrounds in business, finance and/or accounting and either be residents of the City or have active offices located in the City, during their terms of office. If the member moves from the City or ceases to actively maintain an office in the City, that member shall be replaced on the Committee for the duration of the term. (Ord. 6-00. Passed 3-13-00.)

163.02 DUTIES. The duties of the Audit Committee shall include, but not be limited to: (a) Recommend the appointment of the independent auditor, subject to the responsibility of the Auditor of State. (b) Studying and commenting on the proposed scope of the audit. (c) Reviewing and evaluating the financial statements and conclusions of the independent audit. (d) Examining any internal control weaknesses that the auditor discovers during the audit and recommending actions to correct the weaknesses. (e) Considering the selection of accounting policies. (f) Assuring that management has taken appropriate action to correct any deficiencies the auditor discovers during the audit. (g) Review the annual unaudited financial reports submitted to the Auditor of State. (h) Periodically review the process used to prepare interim financial information submitted to the Mayor and Council. (i) Assist the Mayor in serving as a liaison between the office of the City Auditor and other City offices.

163.03 RESPONSIBILITIES OF CITY AUDITOR. The City Auditor shall communicate the following information to the Audit Committee, according to generally accepted auditing standards: (a) The Auditor’s professional responsibility under generally accepted auditing standards. (b) Selections of accounting policies. (c) Sensitive accounting estimates. (d) Significant audit adjustments. (e) Disagreements with management. (f) Difficulties encountered in performing the audit. (Ord. 6-00. Passed 3-13-00.)

163.04 MEETINGS. The Audit Committee shall meet at least Quarterly to monitor the City’s financial reporting and control activities, and shall meet with its independent auditors before and after each audit. Special meetings may be called by at least two members of the Committee, with sufficient written notice to all other members. (Ord.6-00. Passed 3-13-00.)

163.05 ANNUAL REPORT. The Audit Committee shall present an Annual Report to the elected officials of the City, documenting the completion of its duties and responsibilities. The Annual Report shall be available to the public. (Ord. 6-00. Passed 3-13-00.)

Kevin G. Strecker, Mayor        (419) 484-5510        On Going
Steven Smith, Auditor              (419) 483-4107        On Going
David Freitag, Treasurer         (419) 217-0870        On Going
John Miller, Council                (419) 483-2611         On Going
Jeffrey Cook                               (419) 483-3530       12/31/2017 
David Sabo                                  (419) 483-3555       12/31/2017

BOARD OF CONTROL

Board meets whenever the need arises to award contracts or make Change Orders to existing contracts. There is no set date or time for the meetings.

Mayor Kevin G. Strecker,  Auditor Steven D. Smith, Safety-Service Director Michael Lantz

DOWNTOWN BELLEVUE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD
(3-year terms)

The Board meets the first Monday of each month at 9:00 A.M. in the Second Floor Conference Room of the Bellevue City Centre, 3000 Seneca Industrial Parkway. Should a holiday fall on the first Monday of a month, the Board meets the following Monday.

Michael E. Lantz, SSD, Chairperson            (419) 484-5511      On Going
Cindy Klein                                                        (419) 483-5428    12/31/2017
Georgine M. Koch                                            (419) 483-7488    12/31/2016
Kevin Scagnetti, Engineer                             (419) 484-5501    On Going
Tina Curliss                                                       (419) 541-1119      12/31/2018  

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
(6-year terms)

The Civil Service Commission meets on an “as needed” basis, in accordance with Section 124.40 of the Ohio Revised Code, relative to the Fire and Police Departments of the City of Bellevue. The Commission shall exercise the powers and perform the duties conferred upon the Director of Administrative Services and the State Personnel Board of Review. Cross References- Civil Service – see Ohio Const., Art. XV, Sec. 10 Civil Service Law – see Ohio R. C. Ch. 124 Civil Service Commission – see Ohio R.C. 124.40 Application to police and fire personnel – see Ohio R.C. 737.051, 737.10, 737.11

Dennis Sabo                                                (419) 271-5055      12/31/2017
Brian Liskai                                                (419) 483-2034      12/31/2019
Judith Miller                                              (419) 217-0896       12/31/2021
Terri Sanders, Secretary                          (419) 484-5502       On Going  

COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT HOUSING COUNCIL
(3-year terms)

Under Sections 3735.65 and 3735.70 of the Ohio R.C., the City of Bellevue has established and described the boundaries of the following “Community Reinvestment Housing Areas”, and designated a Housing Officer to administer the Program, as well as, appointed the Community Reinvestment Housing Council. Below are listed the Community Reinvestment Housing Areas, with the Resolutions passed by City Council describing same: R-9-78       Community Reinvestment Area No. 1 Passed: 09/11/78 R-14-85     Amending Resolution No. R-9-85 Passed: 09/23/85 R-25-87     Community Reinvestment Area No.2 Passed: 11/09/87 R-1-88       Agreement w/Sandusky County Commissioners Regarding Sandusky County Community Reinvestment Area No. 1 Passed: 01/11/88 R-16-90     Community Reinvestment Area No. 3 & 4 Passed:04/09/90 R-13-93     Community Reinvestment Area No.5 Passed: 07/26/93 R-7-94       Community Reinvestment Area No. 6 and No. 7 Passed: 06/27/94 R-18-95     Community Reinvestment Area No. 8 Passed: 12/11/95 R-3-98       Community Reinvestment Area No. 9 Passed: 03/09/98

John Fenn , Chairman                     (419) 483-5600        12/31/2016      Council
Douglas Gildenmeister                    (419) 483-7900        12/31/2018     Com Rein
Lynn Middleswarth                          (419) 217-0996         12/31/2016      Com Rein
Ronald Miller                                     (419) 483-6515        12/31/2016    Chairman, Planning Commission
Joe Tyree                                            (253) 341-9308        12/31/2017     Mayor
Helen Milkie                                       (419) 483-3416        12/31/2016    Mayor
Karen Justice                                     (419) 483-0776        12/31/2016    Council
Steve Fuhr, Housing Officer           (419) 483-9700        On Going 
  

PLANNING COMMISSION
(6-year terms)

The Planning Commission meets at 2:00 P.M. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Bellevue City Centre, 3000 Seneca Industrial Parkway. A Planning Commission is hereby created and established, with five members, consisting of the Mayor, the Safety-Service Director and three residents of the City who shall serve without compensation and who shall be appointed by the Mayor for terms of six years each, except that the term of one of the members of the first Commission shall be for four years and one for two years. In addition to the Planning Commission members, the City Engineer usually attends these meetings in an advisory capacity and to assist in answering technical questions by the Commission members. The powers of the Planning Commission shall be those granted by Ohio R.C. 713.01 to 713.27 and 735.15, as well as all other sections of the Ohio Revised Code and the constitution of the State of Ohio now in effect or which may hereafter be passed and effective and relating to city planning commissions, as well as, all ordinances passed by Council relating to the Planning Commission. All commercial and industrial projects; including, but not limited to, buildings, additions to buildings, parking lots, fuel pumps, etc. come before the Planning Commission.

Kevin G. Strecker, Mayor          (419) 484-5510    On Going
Michael E. Lantz, SSD               (419) 484-5511     On Going
Ronald L. Miller, Chairman      (419) 483-6515    12/31/2019
Shirley Chokan                             (419) 483-0282   12/31/2021
William Brugnone                       (419) 217-8471     12/31/2017  

RECREATION BOARD
(5-year terms)

The Recreation Board meets at 7:00 P.M. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Community Center Building, 110 Cherry Blvd (off of Monroe Street) at Mill Pond Park. The Recreation Board was created and established for the City of Bellevue in accordance with Ohio R.C. 755.14. Such Board shall consist of five persons, two of whom shall be members of the Board of Education of the City School District or members appointed by such Board. The other members of the Board shall be appointed by the Mayor as executive of such municipal corporation with the consent of Council. (Initial Ordinance Passed by voters 11/4/80) All members of the Board shall be residents of the municipal corporation and shall serve for terms of five years, except that the members first appointed shall be appointed for such terms that the term of one member shall expire annually thereafter. Members of the Board shall serve without pay. Vacancies in the Board, occurring otherwise than by expiration of term, shall be for the unexpired term and shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments. (Initial Ordinance Passed by voters 11/4/80) Members of the Board of Recreation shall possess all the powers and be subject to all the responsibilities of the respective authorities under Ohio R.C. 755.12 to 755.18. (Initial Ordinance Passed by voters 11/4/80)

Ronald Miller             (419) 483-6515       12/31/2016
Jeremiah Ray             (419) 217-0816       12/31/2018
Lisa Hay, Secy            (419) 483-3412       12/31/2020   School appt.
David Sabo                  (419) 483-3555       12/31/2019

Marc Weisenberger , Director  (419) 483-1012              On-going
Evelyn Woodruff       (419) 483-0990       12/31/2017  

SHADE TREE COMMISSION
(3-year terms)

The Shade Tree Commission meets at 5:00 P.M. on the third Monday of each month in the Second Floor Conference Room of the Bellevue City Centre, 3000 Seneca Industrial Parkway. The Shade Tree Commission was created and established, which shall consist of the following members: The Chairman of the City Planning Commission, the Mayor, the Safety-Service Director and four (4) residents of the City who shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of Council. One of the four residents shall be a horticulturist, if available. No compensation shall be paid to members of the Commission. (Ord. 3-95. Passed 2-13-95.) Powers and Duties. It shall be the responsibility of the Commission to study, investigate, counsel and develop a program for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets and in other public areas. Upon City Council’s acceptance and approval, such program shall constitute the official comprehensive City Shade Tree Program for the City of Bellevue, State of Ohio. The Commission, when requested by City Council, shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter or question coming within the scope of its work. Definitions. 1.”Street trees” are herein defined as trees, shrubs, bushes, and all other woody vegetation on land lying within City easements on either side of all streets, avenues, or ways within the City. 2.”Park trees” are herein defined as trees, shrubs, bushes, and all other woody vegetation in public parks or to which the public has free access as a park, and all areas owned by the City. (Ord. 3-95. Passed 2/13/95.)

Neal Leimbach                            (419) 483-3274               12/31/2016
Kevin G. Strecker, Mayor         (419) 484-5510                On Going
Charles Claus                              (419) 483-4361                 12/31/2018 
Keith Robinson, Chairman     (419) 577-7161                    12/31/2018
 
Michael E. Lantz                       (419-484-5511                   On Going

Ronald Miller                              (419) 483-6515                12/31/2016
Lois TerVeen                               (419) 483-0135                12/31/2017  

TAX REVIEW BOARD
(6-year terms)

Hears and rules on appeals stemming from any rulings or decisions made by the Tax Administrator/City Treasurer.

Sherri Wilhelm, CPA, Chairperson       (419) 465-2006    12/31/2017
Julie Weakland                                          (419) 483-4267    12/31/2016
Patrick S. Smith                                         (419) 483-8467     12/31/2019  

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
(6-year terms)

The Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 2:30 P.M. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Courtroom/Council Chambers of the Bellevue City Offices, 3000 Seneca Industrial Parkway. The Board of Zoning Appeals (hereinafter call BZA), established in accordance with law and hereinafter referred to as the BZA, shall consist of five (5) members, one of whom shall be the Chairman of the Planning Commission. No other member o3f the Planning Commission shall serve on the BZA. The other four (4) members of the BZA shall be appointed by the Mayor, and confirmed by the City Council, for a period of three (3) years from the date of appointment. The term of one member of the first BZA shall be for one year, one for two (2) years, and two (2) for three (3) years. The Board shall adopt such rules and regulations as it deems necessary to interpret and implement the provisions of this Zoning Ordinance. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall have the powers and duties prescribed by statute and by this Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 1229 of the Codified Ordinances), which powers and duties are hereby summarized and more particularly specified: Administrative Appeal. (See Chapter 1229.04 (a) Variances (See Chapter 1229.04 (b) Conditional Use (See Chapter 1229.04 (c)

Robert Bellard                     (419) 483-4327       12/31/2016
Charles Hart, Chairman    (419) 483-2864       12/31/2018
Jan TerVeen                        (419) 483-0135        12/31/2018 
Ron Andres                         (419) 483-3176         12/31/2017

Ronald Miller                     (419) 483-6515         12/31/2016