The Planning & Zoning Commission meet on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.
Citizens needing to go before the Planning & Zoning Commission should make application at City Hall. Our staff will place the item on the next agenda after application, fee, and backup documents are received. A pre-application meeting with the Director of Community Services and Director of Utilities is required before application process can begin.
The Planning & Zoning Commission is a voluntary group of local citizens appointed by the City Council for the purpose of advising on the scope and direction of the city's planning activities. Land use control is one area the Planning & Zoning Commission utilizes to maintain and improve the quality of life enjoyed by the citizens. It is broken down into two types: Subdivision regulations and Zoning. This is an attempt to address the needs of the future while arresting and satisfactorily resolving the problems of the past.
"Subdivision Regulations" are used to ensure residential neighborhoods are constructed according to sound principles and standards.
"Zoning" is used to implement the land-use plan and allows the City to set aside specific areas for residential, commercial, industrial and other forms of urban development. The City Council is ultimately responsible for determining the appropriate district to apply to each parcel of land after initial review by the Planning & Zoning Commission. The Planning & Zoning Commission reviews all requests (platting and zoning) and any recommended changes are presented to the City Council for final consideration. The process of rezoning usually takes two-three months.
The Commission also serves as the Board of Adjustments.