Governance Committee – Nov. 6, 2013 – Meeting Notes

University Area Commission | Governance Committee Report

Meeting Details: Wednesday November 6, 2013, Northwood and High Building, Started 6:22 PM and Ended 7:04 PM

 

Attendance: (P: Present, A: Absent, E: Excused, G: Guest, R: Resigned) Sharon Young (P), Bill Graver (R), Lucas Dixon (P), Jim Bach (P), Zacery Kenitzer (R), Doreen Uhas-Sauer (E), Terra Goodnight (P), Colin Oden (P)  and David Hegley (P)

 

  1. Discussed plan for annual Commissioner training
  • Would like December meeting to be a Super Committee Meeting combining Governance, Planning and Community Relations
    • Lucas Dixion will coordinate the potluck

 

  • Finalized topics to cover during training
    • Three topics were considered for the annual training:
  1. Request the City Attorney to come in and explain the laws the Commission must abide by
  2. By laws and Ohio Sunshine laws
    • Try some more entertaining approaches including by law trivia
  3. Approach to Zoning
    • Learn how to think about zoning variances
      • Define what is considered a hard ship
        • Note: on the zoning applications hardship is something the applicant must fill out
    • Learn how to think about zoning variances
    • Define what is considered a hard ship
      • Note: on the zoning applications hardship is something the applicant must fill out
      • Review what criteria is used to determine if a variance should be passed
      • It was decided that we would pursue getting a Columbus City Planner to come to meeting to cover these and other topics.
        • Matt Hanson of the University District Organization will help us to contact members of the City of Columbus to support this training session
  • In the event we are not able to get anyone from the City we will do training on by laws, Ohio Sunshine laws and put something together to help with everyone’s understanding of Zoning

Next Meeting December 4, 2013 Northwood & High Building Room 100 @ 6:00 PM

 

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