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Rushcreek Township

Rushcreek Township
Fairfield County, Ohio
Nichole Schmelzer, Rushcreek Township Zoning Inspector
P.O. Box 88
Bremen, OH 43107
740-569-7181 Extension #12

Duties of the Zoning Inspector

1. Upon finding that any of the provisions of the Rushcreek Township Zoning Laws are being violated, a notification in writing shall be made to the person responsible for such violation(s), ordering the action necessary to correct such violations.
2. Order discontinuance of illegal zoning, uses of land, buildings, or structures.
3. Order removal of illegal buildings or structures or illegal additions or structural alterations.
4. Order discontinuance of any illegal work being done.
5. Take any other action authorized by the Rushcreek Township Zoning Laws to insure compliance with or to prevent violations of the laws. This includes the issuance of any permits; making and keeping records necessary and appropriate to the office including records of issuance and denial of zoning permits; collecting designated fees for zoning permits, appeals, variances, and conditional uses; and such similar administrative duties as are permissible under the law.
Zoning Information
Zoning Code Text
Zoning Map
Permit Application
photo of Nichole Schemelzer
2016 Minutes
Hershberger Variance
Greenlee Variance
01/26/16 - Organizational Meeting
01/26/16 - Jonathan Music Conditional Use Hearing
01/28/16 - Brunsworth/Harvest Adventures Conditional Use Hearing
2017 Minutes
Miller Variance
Rushcreek Township Zoning Commission: Board Members
Duties of the Zoning Commission

1. Review all proposed amendments to the Rushcreek Township Zoning Laws in accordance with Section 7.1 and make recommendations to the Township Board of Trustees.
2. Review all planned unit developments and make recommendations to the Township Board of Trustees.
3. Review all proposed new zoning resolutions and make recommendations to the Township Board of Trustees
Rushcreek Township Board of Zoning Appeals: Board Members
Duties of the Board of Zoning Appeals

1. To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirements, decision, or determination made by the Zoning Inspector.
2. To authorize such variance from the terms of the Rushcreek Township Zoning Laws as will not be contrary to the public interest where, owing to the special conditions, a literal enforcement of Rushcreek Township Zoning Laws will result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of the laws shall be observed and substantial justice done.
3. To grant conditional zoning permits as specified elsewhere in Rushcreek Township Zoning Laws and under the conditions specified and such additional safeguards as will uphold the intent of the laws.
4. To authorize the substitution of non-conforming uses in accordance with Section 5.6B or the expansion of a building containing a non-conforming use in accordance with Section 5.6C.
5. Duties of Zoning Inspector, Board of Zoning Appeals, Legislative Authority and Courts on Matters of Appeal

Terry Borah 2018
8460 Pleasantview Rd.
Bremen, OH 43107
740-569-4457

Bruce Duck 2019
6058 Tent Church Road Rd.
Lancaster, OH 43130
740-503-5362

Jim Downard  2020
1885 Mt. Zwingli Rd
Bremen, OH 43107                      
740-503-0828                                            
Charlie Hockman 2021
10970 Purvis Road
Bremen, OH 43107
740-569-4931

Phil Miller  2022
240 Jerusalem Rd.
Bremen, OH 43107    
740-569-4309

Alternate
Craig Dennis  2022

230 Bartlett Street
Bremen, OH 43107
740-684-1486
Rick Moyer  2021
2941 Bethel Rd.
Bremen, OH 43107
740-605-2971

Dave Foltz  2022
8290 Bremen Rd. SE
Bremen, OH 43107  
740-569-7351

Alternate
Marvin Plank  2022
3720 Bethel Road
Bremen, OH 43107
740-569-4043                                                
David Pugh  2018
6480 Tent Church Road
Lancaster, OH 43130
740-536-7967

Tim Thomas 2019
9300 Lanc. New-Lex Rd.
Bremen, OH 43107
740-503-3903

Loren Young 2020
10090 Young Rd.                                  
Bremen, OH 43107                             
740-569-7881