The Planning and Community Development Department processes land-use cases, creates new ordinances and performs other duties as required. This department has frequent contact with other city employees, builders, contractors, developers, utility company personnel, and city engineer. It houses the Planning and Inspections staff, processes zoning, plats, special exceptions and variance requests, building inspections, code enforcement.
The Planning & Community Development coordinates with the public by disseminating proper information related to land-use issues, development issues, and code enforcement issues; keeping abreast of changes to state statutes and acting as liaison between the developer and neighboring property owners.
Maintain and enhance our community as a great place to live through working collaboratively, cooperatively, and continuously for the purpose of improving the quality of life in this community and surrounding municipalities through effective and strategic land use planning and regulations.
Application submissions are accepted by the Planning & Community Development Department on or before the third Friday of each month to be on one of the meetings on the following month. Meetings are held the first and third Thursday after the first Tuesday of every month. A Submittal Checklist is available for deadline and meeting information. Applicant should consult with the department before filing out an application to discuss the feasibility of the request and any additional requirements.