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:

  • Bobby Poweski, Chair
  • Michael Perry, Vice Chair
  • William Beinecke
  • Michael Smylie
  • Julie Marinkovich

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
2023 Regular Meeting Schedule

Meetings will be on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5:00 PM. Meetings will take place in the large meeting room at: 

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

Questions about the meetings can be sent to Kim Mascarella, Howland Township Planning Director at or (330) 856-3461

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Wednesday, December 20, 2023


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!)

Zoning Contact

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

Planning Contact

Kimberly Mascarella
Planning Director
Administration Building
205 Niles-Cortland Road NE
Warren, Ohio 44484
(330) 856-3461
Emergency: 911