Falls Council fills BZA vacancy
The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) now has a new member with an extensive résumé.
City Development Director Susan Truby told Council that Barbara Sanchez, an Akron-area attorney, is a perfect fit for the board.
“She has a list of credentials,” Truby said.
Council unanimously approved Mayor Don Robart’s recommendation to appoint Sanchez to the BZA during the March 11 meeting.
According to city officials, Sanchez will fill the unexpected vacancy of Bob Brown.
She will serve out the remainder of Sanchez’s five-year term, which will end Dec. 31, 2016, city officials said.
Sanchez said she moved to the Falls seven years ago to raise her family, after years of extensive military travel.
“I am excited to serve,” she said.
Truby said she is thrilled Sanchez expressed an interest in the board.
Currently, Sanchez provides legal counsel to Akron General Medical Center, Truby told Council members before they named her to the BZA.
She said Sanchez also comes with experience in commercial real estate and bond financing.
“She will serve the board and city well,” Truby said.
Sanchez expressed appreciation to Council for allowing her the opportunity to serve the community she has grown to love.
“Welcome aboard, Mrs. Sanchez,” said Councilman Jerry James (D-Ward 7).
According to the city website, the BZA exists to review and decide on situations in which one or more city zoning requirements may not be able to be met. It consists of seven members who are appointed by the mayor, with the consent of a majority of Council. Appointments are for a five-year term and are staggered.
Also during the meeting, Council approved contracts for the repair, resurfacing and reconstruction of various streets in the city, in accordance with the 2013 road repair program.
Council also approved a contract for the construction of a water main in Maitland Avenue between State Road and 26th Street.
In addition, Council introduced an ordinance that would enact a new section of the codified ordinance relating to the disposition and recycling of electronic waste.
Council will discuss new and pending legislation during committee meetings March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Natatorium, 2345 Fourth St. Council will have its next regular meeting March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Natatorium.
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