The Zoning Commission was created upon the adoption of Township Zoning in 1958 and is an advisory board to the Board of Township Trustees. The five-member Commission is appointed by the Township Trustees, with each member serving a staggered five-year term. The current members are William Beinecke (2015-2023), Salvatore Ciferno (2012-2021), Bobby Poweski (2021-2024), Michael Smylie (2015-2022).

The primary duty of the Zoning Commission is to prepare and amend, when needed, the Zoning Resolution. The Zoning Commission conducts four quarterly public hearings every year to consider changes to the Zoning Resolution as proposed by Howland Township residents or will conduct public hearings for specific changes or amendments to the Zoning Resolution. An application must be completed to request a zone change. The Zoning Commission also reviews the Comprehensive Plan in coordination with the Board of Trustees.

Howland Township Zoning Commission
2021 Regular Meeting Schedule

Meetings will take the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5:00 PM. Meetings will take place virtually via Zoom unless otherwise stated.

The public can log in to the virtual meeting at

When it is safe to do so, meetings will resume in the large meeting room located at: 

Howland Township Administration Building
205 Niles-Cortland Road NE
Warren, Ohio 44484


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021


Zoning Map

The current Howland Township Zoning Map can be viewed at the zoning office.

(Click for PDF)

Zone Change Application
Howland Comprehensive Plan (large file!)

Planning Contact

Kimberly Mascarella
Planning Director
Administration Building
205 Niles-Cortland Road NE
Warren, Ohio 44484
(330) 856-3641
Emergency: 911

Zoning Contact

Administration Building
205 Niles-Cortland Road NE
Warren, Ohio 44484
(330) 856-5223
Emergency: 911