FAIRLAWN: A Fairlawn resident is taking another turn at serving his community. Michael Glaser was reappointed to the Real Property Management Board at Monday night’s city council meeting.
The resolution, which approved his reappointment, keeps him on the board for a term ending in Dec. 31, 2017.
According to Deputy Director Ernie Staten, the Real Property Management Board serves as an appeal process for residents who fail to meet the city’s zoning codes. If they feel the city’s ruling was unjust they approach the board to make possible arrangements.
According to the mayor, they meet on an as needs basis. He said they usually meet once or twice a year.
“They [zoning officials] go around and look at every home,” Staten said. “And if there is anything that would be a violation in our code, then these people are cited.”
That is where Glaser and the board come in; however, Glaser admits that he hasn’t had any active participation since he joined in 2012. He said the reason he joined the board was because he wanted to give back to the community.
“I’ve lived here for over 16 years, and I have been to numerous city council, board of zoning appeals, planning commission and other meetings through my work,” Glaser said. “I thought I could offer my expertise.”