- Development Services
Fairfield Boards & Commission's Duties, Responsibilities and Meetings
Board of Building Appeals
The Board of Building Appeals hears appeals by any interested party aggrieved by the Building Superintendent’s denial of a building or occupancy permit based on the requirements of the Building Code.
Meetings: As needed basis.
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals reviews requests for variances to the zoning code. Variances may include setbacks, increased signage and no-conforming authorizations. The primary responsibility of the board is to interpret the provisions of the Fairfield zoning code and to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement or decision of determination by an administrative official in the enforcement of such codes.
Meetings: 1st Wednesday – 6:00 p.m. – Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 5350 Pleasant Avenue
Charter Review Commission
The Charter Review Commission receives input from the public regarding the Charter and its provisions and makes recommendations to the Council for revisions or amendments to the Charter.
Meetings: Once annually and thereafter, on an as needed basis.
Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission of the City shall administer the Civil Service provisions of the general laws of Ohio for the classified employees of the City and school district.
Meetings: 2nd Thursday – 6:00 p.m. – Room 119, Municipal Building, 5350 Pleasant Avenue
Cultural Arts Advisory Commission
The Cultural Arts Advisory Commission serves as an advisory group to the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Board, dedicated to the promotion of cultural arts activities within the City of Fairfield. The CAAC assists in informing the public of arts activities, the solicitation of available grants for arts programming, and exploring cultural arts opportunities for the City of Fairfield.
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday – 6:30 p.m. – Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive
Design Review Committee
The purpose of the Downtown District is to provide for a high quality, secure, visually interesting, architecturally integrated, comfortable and convenient environment that can attract a high volume of pedestrian activity in a strong cultural, institution, office and commercial presented. The Design Review Committee reviews plans that a submitted in the Downtown District to assure that objectives of the City’s Design Guidelines are achieved.
Meetings: 3rd Thursday – 4:00 p.m. – Room 119, Fairfield Municipal Building, 5350 Pleasant Avenue
The Environmental Commission serves as an advisory body to the City of Fairfield Parks and Recreation Board for the purpose of promoting Environmental Stewardship and the conservation of natural resources and maintaining and increasing the amount of tree cover on public and private land in Fairfield by coordinating, initiating and publicizing activities that affect the community forest.
Meetings: 1st Wednesday – 6:00 p.m. – Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive
Fair Housing Board
Investigation of complaints of unlawful housing practices, the resolution of complaints, conduct hearings on matters under investigation, to render written reports of its activities and recommendations to City Council, to recommend when necessary educational and other programs designed to promote the purposes stated under Fair Housing regulations.
Meetings: As needed basis
Parks & Recreation Board
Determine programs and activities of the City regarding parks and recreation, authorization of monies and the awarding of contracts for the operation and maintenance of the City’s parks and recreation programs, the adoption of rules and regulations and systems of streets, boulevards, or parkways as the Board believes to be in the best interest of the efficient and orderly use and operation of the City’s parks and recreation areas.
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday – 5:30 p.m. – Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive
Authorization of plans and maps, development of and modifications to the comprehensive plan, location and character of public utilities, the use of land and the zoning thereof, subdivision and other land development regulations, and development, redevelopment and renewal of the City.
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Wednesday – 6:00 p.m. – Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 5350 Pleasant Avenue