The following is the 2015 LeRoy Township
Comprehensive Plan update Vision Statement:
“The residents of Leroy Township desire a sense of community with small town values while preserving our rural atmosphere, providing an alternative to other communities in Lake County. By updating our Comprehensive Plan, the community will help to implement strategies to manage efficient development of the Township while supporting required Township services and those additional services, activities and amenities that contribute to a rural way of life.”
Comprehensive plans are required for each community in Ohio and are used to steer the future direction of growth and development. They are used by the courts when disputes to development are counter to the vision of the community. Updated periodically, the first in 1979 then again in 1984, 1996 and 2005, they provide for resident input of their likes and dislikes as well as what they consider is important in the community in which they choose to reside.
Since adoption of the 2005 comprehensive plan, which can be viewed online at leroyohio.com, the township zoning commission and township trustees have implemented a majority of the plan’s recommendations based on the resident survey and the Lake County Planning Commission. Some of these changes have included:
- Increasing lot sizes throughout the township to a 3 acre minimum with 200’ of frontage and 100’ building setback, attempting to preserve a more rural character as development occurs.
- Established an Estate Lot overlay category for larger land parcels to be developed with 5 acre sites with common private access.
- Establishing riparian setback buffer zones to protect watershed drainage from encroachment resulting in less severe impacts from storm events and reducing costs of clean-up afterwards.
- Commercially zoned areas were reviewed for uses compatible with adjacent uses.
Please take a few minutes to complete the questions in this survey and return so your views on the direction of the township can be considered to better serve all of the community: