Loveland, Ohio – Citizens who wish to be considered for service on any City, board, commission, or committee must complete an application and submit it to Misty Brents, Clerk of Council, by Monday, December 2.

Applications are available online at www.lovelandoh.gov (link) or at City Hall located at 120 W. Loveland Avenue. Cheshire said, “Committee members must live, work, or own their own business in the City of Loveland, or demonstrate some other significant tie or contribution to the City of Loveland.”

Applications are being accepted for the following Boards, Commissions, and Committees:

Arts Commission: Members would establish guidelines and oversee public art displays and murals as well as promote and involve the community in visual and performing arts. The commission meets as needed. Two-year term.

Beautification Committee: Members of this committee beautify Loveland through design, organization, and implementation of plantings that enhance the appeal of our city. Annual events include Spring Planting, Fall Planting, and Light Up Loveland. This committee meets approximately monthly. Two-year term.

Board of Zoning Appeals: Members hear and govern appeals from decisions of the Building and Zoning Department, Planning and Zoning Commission, and requests for variances from building and zoning regulations. This board meets as needed. Three-year term.

Civil Service Commission: Members make, adopt, and oversee compliance with rules and regulations related to the appointment, promotion, removal and compensation of employees in the classified service of the city. This commission meets as needed. Three-year term.

Community Improvement Corporation: The CIC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation formed for the purpose of advancing, encouraging, and promoting the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of the City. Members serve two-year terms. Meetings are held as needed.

Comprehensive Master Plan Committee: Members of this committee will direct the development of the Comprehensive Master Plan working with the Planning and Zoning Commission and the consultant selected to prepare the Master Plan. This committee will meet as needed until the final plan is adopted.

Finance Commission: Members of this commission provide oversight of the annual operating budget and make recommendations to Council. The Commission also acts in an advisory capacity to City Council in matters pertaining to short- and long-range financial policy matters and funding for City operations. The Commission also reviews and recommends changes to the City’s Investment Policy. This commission meets quarterly with weekly meetings during budget season. Three-year term.

Historic Preservation Design Review Committee: Members of this committee are knowledgeable about historic preservation and building repairs. Their responsibilities include working with a consultant selected to prepare historic preservation guidelines. The committee meets as needed. Two-year term.

Law & Ordinance Committee: Members review proposed laws and ordinances for clarity, accuracy, and legality prior to Council consideration. This committee meets as needed at the request of City Council. Two-year term.

Lighting District Equalization Boards: This Board hears objections filed by property owners to their proposed assessments. Meetings are held as needed. Two-year term.

Planning and Zoning Commission: Members of this commission serve in an advisory role regarding land use and land development issues. The commission advises and makes recommendations to City Council regarding the City’s master plan for development, zoning changes, platting, and site plan approval. This committee meets as needed but not less than every two months. Three-year term.

Public Relations and Communications Committee: Members assist the City in improving communications to enhance the ability of citizens to learn about community issues, city events, and to consider marketing strategies to promote the city and its image. This committee meets as needed. Two-year term.

Recreation Board: Members of this committee provide for the development, maintenance, and operation of recreational facilities and programs for the City. This boards meets as needed. Three-year term.

Storm Water Committee: Members see that the City is maintaining its storm water plan to help provide for cleaner streams and rivers. This committee meets as needed. Two-year term.

Tax Board of Review: Members of the Board meet to examine and make recommendations pertaining to changes in the tax code. This board meets as needed.

Tax Incentive Review Council: This Council meets annually to review all abatements granted pursuant to the City’s regulations. Two-year term.

Tree & Environment Committee: The Tree & Environment Committee recommends the development of policies and promotes practices that provide environmental prosperity in our community. This committee meets monthly. Two-year term.

Veterans’ Memorial Committee: The Veterans’ Memorial Committee promotes patriotism throughout the year and assists in the planning of the Memorial Day Ceremony. The committee plans and oversees the creation of new memorials and promotes the sale of paver inscriptions at the Veterans Memorial. This committee meets as needed. Two-year term.



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