Boards & Commissions

Boards & Commissions
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals consist of five members, appointed by the Mayor, and all residents of the City. Board Member serve, without compensation, a term of five years and meet, as needed to review variance requests.  The board is responsible for hearing, and deciding on appeals in regard to building permits that do not meet the standards set forth in Kenton Codified Ordinances.
Planning Commission
The Planning Commission consists the Mayor, Safety Service Director, and three citizens of the City. Board Members serve, without compensation, a term of six years and are appointed by the Mayor. The board reviews applications, and makes recommendation to City Council on proposed zoning changes, developments plans, and subdivisions set forth  in Kenton Codified Ordinances.
Architectural & Historical Board of Review
The Architectural & Historical Board of Review consist of five members, appointed by the Mayor. At least one member shall be the owner of property in the Kenton Downtown Historical District, one shall be a downtown business person who is a member of the Kenton Area Chamber of Commerce, one shall be a downtown business operator, and two shall be residents of the City. Board members will serve, without compensation, for a term of three year. The board is responsible for the reviewing, regulating, and approving building plans of the historical downtown as it is stated in Kenton Codified Ordinances.
Shade Tree Commission
The Shade Tree Commission consist of the Mayor, Parks & Recreation Director, a representative of City Council, and five residents of the City. Board members serve, without compensation, a term of three years, and are appointed by the Mayor.  The Commission meets the Thursday after the first Council Meeting monthly at 1:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Members of the Commission shall have the power to study, investigate, plan, advise, report and recommend to Council or the Mayor any action, program, plan or legislation which the Commission shall find or determine to be necessary or advisable for the care, preservation, trimming, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in public ways, streets and alleys.  Further, it shall be the duty of this Commission to seek to educate and inform the citizens about the proper care and selection of trees and shrubs and to publicize information relative to trees and shrubs in whatever manner it deems to best serve the needs of our citizens.
Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission consist of three members, appointed by the Mayor. Board member serve a term of six years. The expenses and salaries, if any, of the Commission shall be determined by City Council. The commission meets on an as needed basis, and is responsible for establishing entrance, promotions, and other aspects of employment for Police and Fire jobs within the City. Civil Service rules incorporate laws against employment discrimination and set exam requirements for new hires. The Civil Service Commission sets and enforces rules pertaining to Civil Service positions within the City, including examinations, appointments, promotions, and removals of those positions.