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A Variance is a request by a property owner to, literally, vary from the city code requirements when constructing an improvement to their home or a detached structure on their property. A Residential example would be that the proposed structure will be taller or larger than code permits or closer to the property line than code permits. Examples of a Variance request for a Commercial project may be:
The Board may not grant a variance to permit a Use in a Zoning District where that Use is prohibited; to do so would have the effect of re-zoning.
A property owner who feels that a zoning or city official has made an error in a decision or application of the code may file an Appeal to be heard before the Board of Zoning Appeals. The Board will consider the code language and information presented by both sides and make a ruling.
The City Charter is the governing document defining how the City’s administration is organized and how the City is run. Similar to the U.S. Constitution or the State of Ohio Constitution, the City Charter can only be changed if approved by a majority vote by the people.
The original City Charter was drafted and ratified by voters in 1992, when Green became a City in 1992. The first Charter review occurred five years after the Charter was created. Subsequent reviews are every seven years thereafter (Article 9.1). This is the fourth time the Charter has been reviewed by a Charter Review Commission.
With the passage of the Charter Amendment (Issue 14, November 2018) to move from an appointed law director to an Elected Director of Law, the Charter Commission proposes several Charter Amendments to clarify items related to the Director of Law such as partial terms, qualifications, removal from office, etc.
The 2019 Charter Review Commission, appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council, are Susan Allen, chair; Vivian Duffrin, vice-chair; and members Sherry Neubert, CJ Meager, and Ted Mallo.
The Charter Review Commission met 12 times from January 2019 through June 2019. Their role was to re-examine the Charter and review proposed changes presented by city administrators and the general public. During these public meetings, the commission members reviewed the entire Charter and solicited input from City administrators and the general public for proposed language changes and updates to the charter. The Commission decided on proposed amendments in public hearings. Following these hearings, the Commission presented the proposed amendments to City Council for approval to place the amendment on the ballot. The amendments will become part of the Charter if a majority of voters approve them on November 5, 2019.
Yes. City Council may submit a proposed Charter Amendment to voters at any time. Also registered voters in the City of Green may conduct a petition initiative to propose an amendment to voters. For a petition initiative amendment to be placed on the ballot, the petition must be signed by 10% of voters who voted in the last municipal election.
For Green voters, Issues 23-35 on the Nov. 5, 2019 General Election Ballot were presented by the City Charter Review Commission and accepted by City Council.
CodeRED is an Emergency Notification System, which allows the City of Green to contact residents and businesses in the event of an emergency via phone call, text or email.
The City switched service providers from Everbridge/Nixle to CodeRED for our emergency alerts. While data was transferred, we ask that all residents register or re-register to ensure we have the most accurate information for you.
Enroll in one of three ways:
You can expect to receive notifications about:
Participation is voluntary. A valid email and phone number will be needed to sign-up. During the registration process we will ask you to give us information about yourself such as your address, your primary language, and if you require any special assistance during an emergency event.
Messages can be delivered in a number of ways:
Generally, income such as, but not limited to:
Non-taxable income includes:
Retired individuals who receive only non-taxable income can file an Exemption Certificate (PDF) and will not need to file income tax returns in the future - unless they begin receiving taxable income again. Complete the Exemption Certificate (PDF) and mail it to:Income Tax DivisionP.O. Box 460Green, OH 44232
The City of Green is served by six post offices. Portions of the following postal ZIP codes are located within the city limits and taxing jurisdiction in Green:
To assist in determining whether or not an address is physically located in Green, a lookup tool is available on the Ohio Department of Taxation website. The street number and zip code must be entered. The physical location will be shown within the Found Address box. Newer streets may not appear on the website and may be verified by calling the Income Tax Division office at 330-896-6622.
All Green residents, as well as businesses located or conducting business in the City of Green are required to complete a registration form and return it to the Income Tax Division at:P.O. Box 460Green, OH 44232
All residents and partial year residents of the City of Green who are 18 years of age or older as of the end of the tax year must file a return regardless of income or whether any tax is due.
An annual estimate and first quarter payment is required to be filed by April 15 for 2018 tax if the non-withheld tax liability will exceed $200. The interest rate applicable to calendar year 2019 will be 7% per annum. Remaining quarterly estimated payments will be billed quarterly and are due as follows:
On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the City filed an action with the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the issuance of an environmental permit by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to NEXUS. The permit is called a Water Quality Certificate and is necessary for nexus to proceed with construction of the line in Ohio. The permit is issued to address the pipeline's environmental impacts on surface waters like wetlands and streams. The City also appealed the issuance of the permit by filing with the Ohio EPA's environmental review appeals commission (ERAC) which rules on action by the director of the Ohio EPA.
Based upon the city's research, in coordination with its outside environmental legal counsel, this approach provides the City with the highest probability of allowing a court to consider arguments to oppose the pipeline. In the last 15 years, 14 interstate pipeline projects have been stopped. Six of those projects were stopped by challenges to the state-issued environmental water quality certificate. In 2017, the only successful challenges involved state water quality permits.
In February 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which is the commission that issues approvals for interstate pipelines, no longer had a quorum to conduct business. FERC did not have a quorum until early August when new members appointed by the President were confirmed by the United States Senate. FERC issued its approval to NEXUS on August 25, 2017.
Between February and August, the City worked with its legal counsel and environmental consultants and filed additional comments and documentation with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) detailing environmental issues that should have been addressed during the permitting process. The City also obtained copies of the Ohio EPA and Army Corps files on the NEXUS permitting process. In August 2017, the City met with the director of the Ohio EPA and his staff about the City's concerns.
That is correct.
The City is aware 6 to 7 other interested parties and entities have challenged the FERC approval by filing a request for rehearing before FERC. This is an administrative proceeding in which Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reviews its own actions. The City will continue to collaborate with those groups, such as CORN, the City of Oberlin and the Sierra Club. However, the City chose not to appeal to FERC, but instead chose to concentrate its efforts on challenging the state permit. This decision was based on case law research indicating that challenging the issuance of a certificate before FERC has never been successful.
Through the end of August 2017, the City has spend approximately $67,000 on legal and environmental consultant fees and provided a payment to CORN of an additional $10,000.
No, it is not.
It was filed by CORN in an attempt to stop Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from issuing the certificate (approval) to NEXUS. FERC subsequently approved the pipeline on August 25, 2017.
A magistrate who reviewed the case has recommended to the judge that the case be dismissed in full. The court asked for additional briefings to be submitted by September 15, 2017, at noon. Court records appear to show that the CORN briefing was not submitted by the deadline.
No. The City has not provided the three easements NEXUS has requested. Nor has the City provided permission for the 14 necessary right of way crossings NEXUS has requested.
If NEXUS has requested an easement from you, one option is do not give them the easement. We anticipate that if you do not sign an easement agreement NEXUS will be filing an eminent domain action against you. NEXUS will also be filing an eminent domain against the City of Green. This will likely happen very quickly. The City understands that NEXUS has only secured 65% of the easements needed in the city, even though NEXUS claims to have over 90% of the easements for the whole project.
Please contact the office of the mayor, Gerard Neugebauer at 330-896-6602.
Green owns more than 660 acres within 14 parks and recreation areas.
Contact the Parks and Recreation office at 330-896-6621 or email parks and recreation.
Yes, a fishing license is required if you are fishing at Southgate Park only. A fishing permit is not required at Boettler Park. Obtain a fishing license online.
In the event of inclement weather baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse field status updates can be found on the city's home page. The alert will be featured on the homepage in the center column. You can also sign up to receive text alerts for field closures. Call the Parks and Rec office at 330-896-6621 for details.
The Dog Park at Ariss Park is a 1.87 acre off-leash dog run that is open dawn to dusk. Dogs are also permitted in Ariss Park (walking path), East Liberty Park, Central Park, and Southgate Park, but must remain on leash. Dogs may also be walked at Nimisila Reservoir and Knapp Recreation area. Contact the local office of the Ohio Division of Natural Resources at 330-644-2220.
An application must be submitted to the Parks and Recreation office. Call the office at 330-896-6621 for a special event application.
The entrance for Southgate Park is located within Boettler Park on 5300 Massillon Road. Follow signs to Southgate Park.
All our parks open at sunrise and close 30 minutes after the sun sets with the exception of special events or scheduled activities.
The safety of our visitors is our number one priority. Any suspicious behavior should be reported immediately to the Summit County Sheriff Department by calling 911.
Pavers may be purchased in the Parks and Recreation Office, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or through the online reservation system. Submit an order form (PDF).
Read the Park Rules.
If your recycling is not picked up on your regularly scheduled recycling day, please contact Kimble Companies at 800-201-0005 to report.
Recycling Week Schedule
See more details on items to be recycled.
See the complete list of holiday delays from the Kimble Companies.
To sign up for service, please contact Kimble Companies at 800-201-0005, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. or Saturday from 7 a.m. to Noon, or contact the Kimble Company via the Kimble Companies Contact Page
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