Nearly 500 property owners in southern Liberty Township are getting a zoning classification that matches up with how their property is used.
Trustees on Tuesday approved the rezonings to make it harder for a communications tower to be constructed in a subdivision. With the change, the zoning matches the use of the property and is consistent with the land use plan.
A majority of properties in 17 subdivisions in the southeast and southwest quadrants of the township – basically lots located south of Millikin Road – were changed from agriculture to residential.
It does not affect how the land is taxed or used for the 472 property owners, said Jon West, the township’s director of planning and zoning.
“This should end some of the confusion,’’ West said.
One of the benefits is that property owners which had split zoning on their lots now have one zone for the entire site, officials said.
The changes have been reviewed and approved by both the township’s zoning commission and the Butler County Planning Commission.
“This was a large undertaking,’’ said Trustee Tom Farrell. “You did a great job.”
Trustees previously approved the same types of rezonings in the northeast and northwest quadrants of the township.