The Board of Zoning & Building Appeals is charged with the following duties:

(1) To hear and decide appeals made for exceptions to and variations in the application of ordinances governing zoning in the City of Fairview Park, and in the application of ordinances, or orders or regulations of administrative officials or agencies.

(2) To approve or disapprove materials, types of construction, appliances, devices or appurtenances proposed for use pursuant to the Building Code of the City of Fairview Park.

(3) To hear and decide appeals concerning any order, requirement, decision, or determination of the Building Commissioner or other City official, relating to the location, design, materials, construction, alteration, repair, equipment, use or occupancy, maintenance, removal or demolition of any building or structure or accessory building or structure regulated by the Building Code of the City of Fairview Park.

(4) To formulate and submit to City Council, changes in and amendments to the Building Code which the Board determines as desirable for the proper regulation of buildings and structures, equipment, and accessory structures in the City of Fairview Park.

(Article VII, Section 1(b) of the Charter of the City of Fairview Park)
Commission Members:
  • Bob Williams, Member – Term expires December 31, 2019
  • Nathan Studeny, Member – Term expires December 31, 2018
  • Diane Herman, Member – Term expires December 31, 2020
  • Tim Jackson – Term expires December 31, 2022
  • Mary Ann Vanschoor, Chairman – Term expires December 31, 2021
  • John Castele, Assistant Law Director and Legal Counsel
  • Mary Cay Scullin, Clerk of Commissions and Secretary

Regular meetings of the Board of Zoning & Building Appeals are held the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall. There is no meeting during the month of August. The Chairman may cancel any meeting due to lack of business.

Applicants seeking approval from the Board should complete a copy of this application. Applications and accompanying materials must be submitted by the applicable filing deadline (see below). A maximum of seven cases will be heard per meeting.

All questions should be directed to 440-356-4407.


All information must be submitted by noon on the deadline.

Please note there is a maximum of seven (7) cases per meeting.

DateFiling Deadline - NOONAgenda
December 11, 2017November 20, 2017AGENDA
January 8, 2018December 18, 2017
February 12, 2018January 22, 2018
March 12, 2018February 19, 2018
April 9, 2018March 19, 2018
May 14, 2018April 16, 2018
June 11, 2018May 21, 2018
July 9, 2018June 18, 2018
No August Meeting
September 10, 2018August 20, 2018
October 8, 2018September 17, 2018
November 12, 2018October 22, 2018
December 10, 2018November 19, 2018