powers specified in the Village Charter and the Indian
Hill Code of Ordinances, the Planning Commission
serves as the review and approval board for subdivisions,
code variances, and applications for special exceptions.
The Commission is also charged with hearing any appeals
from administrative decisions related to the Zoning,
subdivision, and Personal Wireless ordinances. The
decisions of the Commission, in the case of appeals,
variances, and special exceptions, may be appealed
to Village Council.
In the case of proposed zoning
district changes and text amendments, the Commission
serves as a recommending
body to the Village Council. Any proposed change
would be first submitted to the Planning Commission,
which would review the request, considering the overall
land use plan and the land use goals and objectives.
Such a review would be accomplished at a public
hearing. Based on the review, the Planning Commission
submit a recommendation to Council for action. In
the case of a recommendation for disapproval of the
proposed district change or amendment, Village Council
would need a minimum affirmative vote of 3/4 of
the full Council to approve a request over the negative
vote of the Commission. An affirmation of the Planning
commission decision needs only a majority vote of
The Planning Commission includes one Council representative
and four resident electors. The electors are appointed
for 8-year overlapping terms. In making the appointments,
Council tries to insure that the Commission includes
members who possess a variety of technical skills
and knowledge related to residential development.
The City Manager serves as Secretary, but has no
vote on matters before the Commission.
, Paul Madden
Council Representative, Abbot Thayer
Secretary, Dina Minneci
The Planning Commission meets the third Tuesday of every month, at 7:00 p.m.