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.

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.

 

2020 Boards, Commissions and Committees

Planning Commission & DRB 

Established by the City Charter, the Planning Commission and Design Review Board  review planning and zoning enforcement within the City of Huron. The Design Review Board is a subcommittee of the Planning Commission established to oversee the architectural and design elements of development within the City. The Planning Commission and Design Review Board meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 5:30 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 Members:

  • Gary Boyle (PC & DRB), Chair
  • Bob Howell (PC & DRB), Vice-Chair
  • Mark Claus, Council Representative
  • Jim Hartley
  • Mark Cencer
AGENDA PACKET MINUTES AUDIO
01-22-20 01-22-20 01-22-20
02-26-20 Cancelled N/A N/A
03-25-20 Cancelled N/A N/A
04-22-20 Cancelled N/A N/A
05-27-20 Cancelled N/A N/A
06-24-20 Cancelled N/A N/A
07-22-20 07-22-20 07-22-20

08-26-20 Part 1

8-26-20 Part 2

08-26-20 08-26-20
9-9-20 Special 9-9-20 9-9-20
09-23-20 09-23-20 09-23-20
10-28-20 10-28-20 10-28-20
11-25-20 11-25-20 11-25-20
12-23-20 12-23-20 12-23-20

 

 

Design Review Board Members:

  • Gary Boyle
  • Bob Howell
  • Jim Hartley
AGENDA PACKET MINUTES AUDIO
01-22-20 01-22-20 01-22-20
02-26-20 02-26-20 02-26-20
03-25-20 Cancelled N/A N/A
04-22-20 Cancelled N/A N/A
4-30-20 Special 4-30-20 4-30-20
05-27-20 Cancelled N/A N/A
06-24-20 Cancelled N/A N/A
07-22-20 Part 1 07-22-20 07-22-20
7-22-20 Part 2    
08-26-20 08-26-20 08-26-20
9-9-20 Special 9-9-20 9-9-20
09-23-20 Cancelled 09-23-20 09-23-20
10-28-20 10-28-20 10-28-20
11-25-20 11-25-20 11-25-20
12-23-20 12-23-20 12-23-20

 

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:

  • Tom Sprunk
  • Jim Shaffer
  • Frank Kath, Chair
  • JoAnne Boston
  • Jenine Porter
AGENDA PACKET MINUTES AUDIO
01-13-20 01-13-20 01-13-20
02-10-20-Cancelled N/A N/A
03-09-20 03-09-20 03-09-20
04-13-20 Cancelled N/A N/A
05-11-20 Cancelled  N/A N/A
06-08-20 06-08-20 06-08-20
06-22-20 Special 06-22-20 06-22-20
07-13-20 07-13-20 07-13-20
08-10-20 08-10-20 08-10-20
09-14-20 Cancelled  N/A N/A
10-12-20 10-12-20 10-12-20
11-09-20 11-09-20 11-09-20
12-14-20 12-14-20 12-14-20

 

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.

Pursuant to Resolution No. 2020-44 adopted by the Huron City Council on June 17, 2020, this meeting of the Finance Committee will be conducted in person in Council Chambers at Huron City Hall and live-streamed on the City of Huron's YouTube channel.  The public is free to access, observe and hear the discussions and deliberations of all members of City Council via the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpRAV-AnmIA6IfukQzKakQg

Please note that as all large public gatherings remain prohibited pursuant to Orders of the Ohio Department of Health and President Trump's coronavirus guidelines, participation in person is highly discouraged.  All persons entering the building for public meetings will be required to wear a face mask and subjected to a temperature screening prior to being granted entry.   

Members:

  • Mark Claus
  • Joel Hagy
  • Sam Artino
  • 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
10-05-20 10-05-20 10-05-20
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

 

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:

  • Christine Crawford (CHAIR)
  • Sam Artino
  • 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

 

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 April 2, 2019 meeting, the HJRD Board meetings will be held at Huron City Hall Conference Room.  For meeting information, contact Patricia Irvin at Parks & Recreation.

Members:

  • Tom Solberg Jr. (CHAIR)
  • Bryan Edwards
  • Rene Franklin
  • Gordon Hahn
  • Jennifer Kilbury (SECRETARY)
  • Jonathan Merckens
  • Julie Spitzley
  • Jody Mast
  • Christine Crawford
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 12-01-20 12-01-20

 

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
04-07-20 CANCELLED Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
05-05-20 CANCELLED Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
06-02-20 CANCELLED Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
07-07-20 CANCELLED Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
08-04-20 CANCELLED Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
09-01-20 CANCELLED Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
10-06-20 10-06-20 10-06-20
11-03-20 11-03-20 11-03-20
12-01-20 12-01-20 12-01-20

 

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
  • Pete Landino
  • 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:

  • Pat Deville
  • 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:

  • Mike Spafford
  • Bob Boos
  • Sam Artino

 

Personnel Appeals Board 

Reviews personnel appeals to actions, and meets as needed.

Members:

  • Pat Deville
  • Bob Reno
  • Bob Kelsey

 

Erie County Council of Governments 

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

Members:

  • Joe Dike (P)
  • Sam Artino (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: Trey Hardy

 

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:

  • Sam Artino (P)
  • Monty Tapp (A)

 

County MPO Committee                                            

Members:

  • Sam Artino (P)
  • Monty Tapp (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: Joel Leave

 

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:  Christine Crawford

 

Sewer Monitorning Advisory Committee   

(Members established per agreement  City/Erie County)                                

Members:

  • Sam Artino, Mayor
  • Mike Spafford, Interim City Manager
  • Cory Swaisgood, Finance Director
  • Monty Tapp, Vice-Mayor

AGENDA

MINUTES

AUDIO

     
     

 

City Manager Search Committee   

(Standing Committee established by Huron City Council on April 28, 2020)                                

Members:

  • Sam Artino, Mayor
  • Joe Dike, Councilman
  • Trey Hardy, Councilman
  • Dr. Dave Clark, Citizen Member
  • Dr. Stephanie Walls, Citizen Member
  • Scott Slocum, Citizen Member

NEXT MEETINGS:

  • Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 5:30pm

 

Tax Incentive Negotiating Review Committee                              

Members:

  • Sam Artino (P)
  • School Treasurer
  • Monty Tapp  (A)

 

Liaison to School Board

Member: Trey Hardy

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