Boards, Commissions and Committees

The Charter and Codified Ordinances establish multiple Boards and Commissions designed to assist the staff and City Council with the implementation of the goals and objectives of the City. The members of each are appointed by the Mayor with Council approval. Please see the complete list of current membership and brief description of each of the various Boards/Commissions.

AVAILABLE BOARD/COMMITTEE/COMMISSION SEATS

  Income Tax Board of Review - 2 seats available (2-year term)

  Personnel Appeals Board - 1 seat available (3-year term)

  Tax Incentive Review Committee - 1 seat available (no set term)

If you are interested in learning more about how you can serve on one of these boards, please contact the Clerk of Council at (419) 433-5000, ext 1102. Please fill out the following application: Board/Commission Application and return to the Clerk.  Appointments are made annually in December and/or as needed throughout the year to fill vacancies.

Agenda packets, minutes and audio of board/commission/committee meetings are avalaible under their respective sections below.  *To listen to audio you will need install the player; click here to download the player.

 

Boards, Commissions and Committees

Planning Commission/Design Review Board 

Established by the City Charter, the Planning Commission and Design Review Board review commercial site plans and design plans, provide recommendation on code amendments and re-zoning applications.   The Planning Commission and Design Review Board were combined in order to provide a streamlined meeting process for plan reviews, expediting the meeting process for applicants. The Planning Commission and Design Review Board meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building Council Chambers. The members serve  4-year terms.  For meeting information contact Christine Gibboney in the Zoning Department at 419-433-5000 ext. 1302.

Planning Commission/DRB  Members:

  • Gary Boyle (PC & DRB), Chair
  • Bob Howell (PC & DRB), Vice-Chair
  • Mark Claus, Council Representative
  • Jim Hartley
  • Mark Cencer
AGENDA PACKET MINUTES AUDIO
1-26-22 1-26-22 1-26-22
2-23-22 2-23-22 2-23-22
3-23-22 3-23-22 3-23-22
4-27-22 4-27-22 4-27-22
5-25-22 Cancelled N/A N/A
6-6-22 6-6-22 6-6-22
6-22-22 Cancelled    
     
     
     
     
     
     


Board of Building and Zoning Appeals 

Established by the City Charter with members appointed by City Council, this Board hears applications for zoning and building variances and provides guidance to Council. Meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building-Council Chambers.  The members serve 5 year terms.  For meeting information, contact Christine Gibboney in the Zoning Department at 419-433-5000 ext. 1302.

Members:

  • Jim Shaffer
  • Frank Kath, Chair
  • JoAnne Boston
  • Scott Slocum
  • Lisa Brady
AGENDA PACKET MINUTES AUDIO
1-10-22 1-10-22 1-10-22
2-14-22 2-14-22 2-14-22
2-24-22 Work Session 2-24-22

2-24-22

3-14-22 3-14-22 3-14-22
4-11-22 4-11-22 4-11-22
5-9-22 CANCELLED N/A N/A
6-13-22 CANCELLED N/A N/A
7-11-22    
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

City Council Finance Committee 

3 council members appointed by the Mayor & citizen members; oversees the finance status of the city and recommends spending habits and revenue streams to the administration.  Meets Quarterly and as needed.  No set terms.  For meeting information contact the Clerk of City Council.

Members:

  • Mark Claus
  • Joel Hagy
  • Monty Tapp
  • Chuck Norton, Chair
  • Larry Leaman
  • Huron City Schools Treasurer
  • Keven Kieffer

AGENDA PACKET

MINUTES

AUDIO

02-11-20 02-11-20 02-11-20
03-05-20 SP
03-05-20 SP

03-05-20 SP

05-11-20 05-11-20 05-11-20
08-10-20 08-10-20 08-10-20
10-12-20 10-12-20 10-12-20
10-19-20 10-19-20 10-19-20
10-26-20 10-26-20 10-26-20
11-02-20 11-02-20 11-02-20
12-14-20 12-14-20 12-14-20
10-18-21 10-18-21 10-18-21
10-25-21 10-25-21 10-25-21
11-01-21 11-01-21 11-01-21
2-14-22 2-14-22 2-14-22
5-9-22 5-9-22 5-9-22
8-8-22 8-8-22 8-8-22
10-10-22 10-10-22 10-10-22
10-17-22 10-17-22 10-17-22
10-24-22 10-24-22 10-24-22
10-31-22 10-31-22 10-31-22
11-7-22 11-7-22 11-7-22
11-14-22 11-14-22 11-14-22
12-12-22 12-12-22 12-12-22

 

City Council Safety Committee 

3 council members appointed by the Mayor to discuss and evaluate safety issues in the City. Meets as needed.  For meeting information, contact the Clerk of City Council.

Members:

  • Matthew Grieves
  • William Biddlecombe
  • Monty Tapp

AGENDAS

MINUTES AUDIO
01-28-20 CANCELLED Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
4-15-20 4-15-20 4-15-20
7-21-20 7-21-20 7-21-20
9-8-20 9-8-20 9-8-20
12-2-20 12-2-20 12-2-20
1-27-21 1-27-21 1-27-21
3-22-21 3-22-21 3-22-21
6-15-21 6-15-21 6-15-21
9-24-21 9-24-21 9-24-21
2022    
1-27-22 CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED

 

Huron Joint Recreation District Board 

Established by Ordinance, the HJRD is comprised of 3 members from the city appointed by the Mayor with Council approval;  3 members appointed by the Township; 3 members appointed by Huron City Schools. One of each of the entities members will be an elected official and serve a 1 year term, the other members serve 2 year terms.  The board helps make policy for the activities of the Huron Joint Recreation District and City of Huron; meets the first Tuesday of each month January-May and Sept.-Dec at 6:30p.m.  Effective with the October 6, 2020 meeting, the HJRD Board meetings will be held at the Municipal Building Council Chambers.  If there is a schedule conflict which would cause a future meeting to be relocated, updated information will be published on the City of Huron online Calendar.  For meeting information, contact Patricia Irvin at Parks & Recreation at 419-433-8487. 

Members:

  • Tom Solberg Jr. (CHAIR)
  • Matthew Grieves
  • Bryan Edwards
  • Rene Franklin
  • Gordon Hahn
  • Jennifer Kilbury (SECRETARY)
  • Jonathan Merckens
  • Julie Spitzley
  • Elizabeth Laffay
2020 - HJRD AGENDAS MINUTES AUDIO
01-07-20-CANCELLED Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
02-04-20 02-04-20 02-04-20
03-03-20-CANCELLED Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
04-07-20-CANCELLED

Meeting Cancelled

Meeting Cancelled

05-05-20 05-05-20 05-05-20
09-01-20 09-01-20 09-01-20
10-06--20 10-06-20 10-06-20
11-03-20 11-03-20 11-03-20
12-01-20-CANCELLED Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
2021 - HJRD AGENDAS MINUTES AUDIO
1-5-2021 1-5-2021 1-5-2021
2-2-2021 2-2-2021 2-2-2021
3-2-2021 3-2-2021 3-2-2021
4-6-2021

4-6-2021

4-6-21

5-4-2021 5-4-21 5-4-21
9-7-2021 9-7-2021 9-7-2021
10-5-2021 10-5-2021 10-5-2021
11-2-2021 11-2-2021 11-2-2021
12-7-2021 12-7-2021 12-7-2021
2022 - HJRD AGENDAS MINUTES AUDIO
1-4-2022 -CANCELLED Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
2-1-2022 2-1-2022 2-1-2022
3-1-2022 3-1-2022 3-1-2022
4-5-2022

 

4-5-2022

5-3-2022    
9-6-2022    
10-4-2022    
11-1-2022    
12-6-2022    

 

City Council Economic Development Committee

Established by Ordinance and  recently amended (Ordinance 2017-17) to address the composition of members and function; this committee has eight members:  Council member serving on the Planning Commission, Council member serving on the Finance Committee, President of the Huron Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board of Education, Dean of BGSU Firelands and three citizen (resident) members.  Members serve at the pleasure of City Council, there are no set terms. Meetings held on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:30p.m. in the small conference room at City Hall.  For meeting information, contact the Clerk of City Council.

Members:

  • Mark Claus
  • Joel Hagy
  • Amy Roldan (designee for the President of the Chamber)
  • Jodi Mast
  • Andrew Kurtz
  • Maureen Engeler
  • Tim Parkison
  • Dennis Velliquette
AGENDAS MINUTES AUDIO
01-07-20 01-07-20 01-07-20
02-04-20 02-04-20 02-04-20
03-03-20 CANCELLED Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
03-10-20 03-10-20 03-10-20

 

Huron Joint Port Authority 

Appointed by the Mayor with Council approval and set up by Ordinance; established jointly with Huron Township and directs port activities, with powers set forth in the Ohio Constitution.  3 City, 3 Township, 1 Joint Appointment.  Meets as needed.  For meeting information, contact the Huron Joint Port Authority.

Members:

  • Tom Solberg, Jr., Secretary
  • David Finger
  • Gordon Hahn
  • Bob Williams (J), Treasurer
  • Bob Barnes
  • Rob Moore, President
  • Joe Dike, Council member

 

Income Tax Board of Review 

Appointed by the Mayor with Council approval and set up by Ordinance; established to hear appeals regarding income tax issues and meets as needed.

Members:

  • (Vacant)
  • Rhonda Watt
  • Terry Griffith

 

Huron Rescue Squad Trust Fund 

Oversees the spending of the Rescue Squad Fund, meets annually and/or as needed to review yearly budgets and expenses

Members:

  • Matt Lasko
  • Bob Boos
  • Monty Tapp

 

Personnel Appeals Board 

Reviews personnel appeals to actions, and meets as needed.

Members:

  • (vacant)
  • Bob Reno
  • Bob Kelsey

 

Erie County Council of Governments 

Meeting are held on the "5th Monday months."

Members:

  • Joe Dike (P)
  • Monty Tapp (A)

 

Coastal Resources Advisory Council                

Member: Jack Arthur

 

Erie County Board of Health                                   

Member: Larry Leaman

 

Medical Director                                                          

Member: Dr. Patrick Tupa

 

Scott Cemetery Board                                                 

Member: William Biddlecombe

 

Volunteer Firefighter Dependents Fund                   

Members:

  • Mayor Sam Artino
  • Councilman Monty Tapp
  • Firefighter Nick Thaxton
  • Firefighter Peter Zimmermann
  • Joint Appointee:  Dennis Antonelli

 

Enterprise Zone Committee                                        

Members:

  • Monty Tapp (P)
  • Mark Claus (A)

 

County MPO Committee                                            

Members:

  • Monty Tapp (P)
  • Joe Dike (A)

 

Huron Chamber of Commerce 

Council's representative to the City's Chamber to act as the liaison between the functions; meets every 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.

Member:  Matt Grieves

 

AMP-Ohio Environmental Stewardship Committee 

Reviews the stewardship priniciples and discusses ways to measure community and AMP-Ohio progress toward meeting them; meets quarterly as needed.

Member:  Sam Artino

 

Sewer Monitorning Advisory Committee   

(Members established per agreement  City/Erie County)                                

Members:

  • Monty Tapp, Mayor
  • Matt Lasko, City Manager
  • Cory Swaisgood, Finance Director
  • Joe Dike, Council Member

 

Utilities Committee

Established by the City Council, this committee has five members:  two Council members appointed by City Council, the City Manager, and two citizen membesr. Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 5:00p.m. at Huron City Hall.  For meeting information, contact Terri Welkene,r Clerk of Council at 419-433-5000 ext. 1102.

Members:

  • Joel Hagy, Committee Chairman and Council Member
  • Matt Grieves, Council Member
  • Matt Lasko, City Manager
  • Stephanie Walls - Citizen Member
  • Mitch Swanbeck - Citizen Member
AGENDA PACKET MINUTES
10-6-20 10-6-20
2021 2021
2-21-21 2-21-21
3-3-21 3-3-21
4-7-21 4-7-21
6-2-21 6-2-21
8-4-21 8-4-21
12-8-21 12-8-21
2022 2022
2-9-22 2-2-22
4-6-22 4-6-22

 

Tax Incentive Negotiating Review Committee                              

Members:

  • Joel Hagy (P)
  • Matt Lasko, City Manager
  • Cory Swaisgood, Finance Director
  • Rick Jeffrey, Erie County Auditor
  • (vacant), Board of Education Appointee
  • Scott Slocum, Citizen
  • (vacant), Citizen

Liaison to School Board

Member: William Biddlecombe

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