City Council

Boards & Commissions

Apply to Serve on a Board or Commission

Vacancies occur regularly on various boards and commissions.  Citizens interested in becoming more involved in their community are invited to contact Jami Kinion, Clerk of Council, and submit their names for future vacancies.  The various boards and commissions are listed below with a brief description of their functions.  Applicants must be a registered voters.

Interested applicants must complete the Boards & Commissions Application below.  Applications can be emailed to Pam Timmons, delivered in person, or mailed to her attention at 15 East Franklin Street, Bellbrook, Ohio 45305.


Planning Board


The Planning Board consists of five members appointed by Council. The members are appointed to five-year terms. The Planning Board shall have the powers of zoning and the Bellbrook Charter may impose all the power and authority conferred upon city planning boards by the Ohio Revised Code and such other duties as upon it by the Municipal Administrative Code.

The duties of the Planning Board are as follows: initiate proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance, review all proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance and make recommendations to the City Council as specified in Article 21 of the Bellbrook Zoning Code, review all planned unit developments and make recommendations to the City Council provided in Article 17 of the Bellbrook Zoning Code, and perform other duties specified in the Zoning Ordinance.


Dave Van Veldhuizen - Term Expires 12/31/20 (Chair)
Denny Bennett- Term Expires 12/31/21
Brady Harding - Term Expires 12/31/22
Ed Stangel - Term Expires 12/31/18
Mitchell Thompson - Term Expires 12/31/19


Board of Zoning Appeals & Property Review Commission


The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five members appointed by Council. The members are appointed to five-year terms.


The Board of Zoning Appeals may, as long as such action is in conformity with the terms of the Zoning Ordinance, reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or modify the order, requirement, decision, or determination as ought to be made and to that end shall have the powers of the Zoning Inspector from whom the appeal is taken. The Board has the following responsibilities: administrative review, determination of similar uses, determination of district boundary location, granting conditional use permits, and authorizing variances.

When acting as the Property Review Commission, the board reviews violation orders of the Code Enforcement Officer, hears appeals of violation orders, and determines further enforcement of the violation.


Robert Guy - Term Expires 1/31/19 (Chair)
Meredith Glick Brinegar - Term Expires 1/31/22
Robert Middlestetter - Term Expires 1/31/20
Philip Ogrod - Term Expires 1/31/23
Sharon Schroder - Term Expires 1/31/21

2018 BZA & PRC Meeting Dates & Deadlines

The Board of Zoning Appeals and the Property Review Commission are scheduled to meet one time per month.  Public Hearings, including Variance Requests, require a 10 day notice period.  The due date includes the 10 day notice period and time for city staff to assemble case materials.

 Meeting Date Notice Date Materials Due Date
 January 16 January 6 January 2
February 20 February 10 February 6
March 20 March 10 March 6
April 17 April 7 April 3
May 22 May 12 May 8
June 19 June 9 June 5
 July 17 July 7 July 3
August 21 August 11 August 7
September 18 September 8 September 4
October 16 October 6 October 2
November 20 November 10 November 6
December 18 December 8 December 4


Meeting dates may change depending on the board’s availability and if there is a quorum of members.

Village Review Board


The Village Review Board consists of five members selected by City Council.  The board meets as needed. Members’ responsibilities include overseeing the implementation of the Overlay Ordinance for the Old Village District including review of new construction, renovation of existing buildings, demolition, and all signs for businesses in the old village.


Jennifer Bowersock - Term Expires 01/31/21
Dana Duckro - Term Expires 1/31/20
Jacqueline Greenwood - Term Expires 1/31/21
Karen McGill - Term Expires 1/31/19
Jeff Owens - Term Expires 1/31/19
Brady Harding - Architect Advisor

Records Commission


The Commission provides rules for the retention and disposal of records of the City and reviews applications for one-time records disposal and schedules of records retention and disposition submitted by Municipal offices. The Commission consists of the Chief Executive or his/her representative, the Finance Director, Law Director and a citizen of the City. The Clerk of Council serves as the secretary for the Commission. The Commission meets once every 6 months.


Mary Graves - Term Expires 12/31/18
Bob Baird - Mayor
Melissa Dodd - City Manager / Finance Director
Patricia Campbell - Law Director
Jami Kinion - Clerk of Council

Historical Museum Trustees


In 1965 Evelyn J. Brock conveyed real estate at 42 N. Main St. to the then Village of Bellbrook with a formal agreement that it be used as a historical museum and be open to the general public. The same agreement specified that the property would be under the control and management of the Council of the then Village and specified that a Board of Trustees consisting of seven members be appointed by Council with terms of office of four years, with no term limitations. The function of the Trustees is to manage the historical museum and provide attendants therein to assist financially by raising funds privately and to make recommendations to Council relative to the management, maintenance and control of the property.


Dwight Bartlett - Term Expires 12/31/21 (Chair)
Mary Lou Eppers - Term Expires 12/31/21
Donna Gibson - Term Expires 12/31/19
Arthur Neff - Term Expires 12/31/19
Shane Russell - Term Expires 12/31/21
Janis Stratis - Term Expires 12/31/19
Elaine Middlestetter - City Council Representative

Representative to the Greene County Board of Health


Bill Beeman - Term Expires 2/28/19

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