The officers on Hilliard's Board of Zoning Appeals will remain the same for this year, it was determined at a meeting on May 19.

The officers on Hilliard's Board of Zoning Appeals will remain the same for this year, it was determined at a meeting on May 19.

There will be at least one upcoming change to the board, however: Nathan Painter, who was appointed in January 2010, will serve until the end of the year. Painter, an attorney, was elected to Hilliard City Council in the May primary and will be sworn in next January.

BZA vice president Barb Rushley said that due to Painter's election, council will have to appoint someone to replace him on the board and serve out his five-year term, which expires at the end of 2014.

Brent Gilmore, a financial planning business owner, will remain BZA president. He was originally appointed in 1996, and his term will expire at the end of 2013.

Rushley, a respiratory therapist, will remain vice president. She was originally appointed in 2002, and her term will expire at the end of 2011.

Dean Worthington, a Columbus Police sergeant, will remain secretary. He was originally appointed in 2005, and his term will expire at the end of 2013.

In addition to Painter, the other BZA members are Charles Boshane (appointed in 2001, term expires at the end of 2015); James Ervin (appointed in March 2010, term expires at the end of 2015) and Frank Moeller (appointed in 1996, term expires at the end of 2015).

According to the city of Hilliard, the city council-appointed BZA consists of seven members who "rule on variances to the city's Zoning Code such as setbacks for decks and fences." They meet at 7 p.m. the third Thursdays of each month in the Hilliard Municipal Building.

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