A message from the Zoning Inspector:
A major purpose of zoning is to put land to the use for which it is best suited. Of course, determining the best use for land is not always easy. Some land is best left to be cultivated because of its unique soil characteristics. Other land may be ideally suited for commercial development because it is located near a major highway. Other land, located near a railroad or airport, for example, may be prime land for an industrial park. Agricultural or open space
uses may be the best for lands located in a flood plain.
Another issue, however, is to determine what appears to be the best potential use of specific parcels of land in the future. This involves the process of future land use planning. A good future land use plan must consider economic and social factors as well as physical characteristics of the land. Land in Ohio best suited for farming is often also the best land for housing developments. In such instances, it is necessary for local residents and decision-makers to determine what they want their area to be in the future and to conduct a program that will achieve this desire. In making decisions about the future of their area, however, local officials should consider the needs and characteristics of the larger region, as well as their immediate area.
Another important purpose of zoning is to protect or maintain property values. Zoning can protect the value of property by assuring that incompatible uses will be kept apart. Zoning can keep factories out of residential areas (which could lower the value of homes in the immediate vicinity), as well as keep residential developments from locating in industrial areas.
Zoning can also promote the public health and safety by requiring that lots be large enough to allow for the safe disposal of septic tank effluent, and by requiring that homes be spaced far enough apart that fires will not spread easily. The promotion of public health and safety are the two basic purposes for which counties and townships are authorized to enact zoning.
Zoning also provides for more orderly development. Regulations pertaining to lot size, set back lines, building height, and population density can make areas more attractive. With zoning local residents can ensure that poor development will not occur.
Zoning Commission Members:
Paul Gordon Terry Dersham Don Ross
3789 Pioneer Village Rd. 3088 O'neall Rd. 3495 N. Clarksville Rd
Waynesville, Ohio 45068 Waynesville, Ohio 45068 Oregonia, Ohio 45054
(937) 478-0545 (513) 897-3043 (513) 897-4908
Mike Rich Tim Guilfoyle
3560 North Clarksville Rd. 7987 Oregonia Rd.
Oregonia, Ohio 45054 Waynesville, Ohio 45068
(513) 603-5057 (513) 235-2201
*As terms expire, re-appointments will be for five year terms. Zoning Commission members receive a $300.00 annual honorarium and expense reimbursement.
Zoning Board of Appeals:
Bill Wallace Edward Bees Elizabeth Combs
3677 Clarksville Rd 8815 Oregonia Rd 5340 Harveysburg Rd
Oregonia, Ohio 45054 Waynesville, Ohio 45068 Waynesville, Ohio 45068
(513) 897-3726 (513) 897-0615 (513) 897-1410
John Henry Huddleson Jason Carter
9300 Huddleson Rd 4253 Harveysburg Rd
Waynesville, Ohio 45068 Waynesville, Ohio 45068
(513) 897-4181 (513) 897-2479
*As terms expire, re-appointments will be for five year terms. Zoning Board of Appeals members receive a $150.00 annual honorarium and expense reimbursement.
3424 Harlan Carroll Rd.
Waynesville, Ohio 45068
*The Zoning Inspector is re-appointed annually and receives a $2000.00 honorarium and expense reimbursement.