For the next several months, the City of Pickerington will be dedicating part of its website to message the importance of the 2020 Census and being counted. We begin this message with a Public Service Announcement describing ‘What is the 2020 Census.’
Finance Committee meets on the Wednesday after the second Council meeting of each month at 7:00 P.M. The Finance Committee is the principal review body on the annual tax budget and the Manager's annual budget. In addition, the Finance Committee recommends appropriation changes to Council throughout the year and reviews City insurance expenditures.
Rules Committee meets on the Wednesday after the first Council meeting of each month at 7:00 P.M. The Rules Committee recommends persons for appointments to vacant positions on Council, Boards, and Commissions. The Committee reviews personnel issues and recommends changes to the Administrative Code and the rules of Council.
Service Committee meets on the Wednesday following the second Council meeting of each month at 7:30 P.M. The Service Committee deals with issues regarding water and wastewater utilities, streets, storm water, engineering services, technical land-use, and Planning and Zoning Commission matters.
Safety Committee meets on the Wednesday following the first Council meeting of each month at 7:15 P.M. The Safety Committee’s principal responsibility is citizen review and input regarding the Pickerington Police Department. The Committee also oversees lands and buildings, general safety related topics, refuse collection, recycling, and the City's parks.
The Board meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 P.M., as necessary. The Board of Zoning Appeals hears variance requests and appeals on technical issues regarding permitted land uses under the Zoning Code.
The Parks and Recreation Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 P.M. The Parks and Recreation Board is an advisory board to the Safety Committee of Council and provides policy and recreation program advisory input to the Parks and Recreation Department. The Board also identifies and recommends Parks Capital projects to the Safety Committee of Council for approval by Council.
The Planning and Zoning Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 P.M. The Planning and Zoning Commission is responsible for reviewing proposals and making recommendations on land use policy and development. The principal activities include review and recommendation on subdivisions and annexations, re-zonings, site plans, comprehensive sign plans, and issues certificates of appropriateness for commercial projects under the City's Commercial Design Guidelines. The City maintains active membership in both Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and Fairfield County Regional Planning Commission (FCRPC). Mr. Chukwu represents the City at the FCRPC meetings.
The Board meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 P.M. as needed. The Board serves with all powers and duties as the Civil Service Commission for the City. Other responsibilities are to hear appeals whenever any individual in the classified service or applicant to a competitive service position, feels wronged by any action of the City.