The planning and zoning commission is composed of seven residents of the city, qualified by knowledge and experience to act in matters pertaining to the development of city planning and zoning. None of these individuals shall hold any elective position in the city. Such members are appointed by the city council.
Such commission shall have and possess the following powers, and such other powers as may be incidental to the successful carrying out of the powers vested in it herein, or such as may be expressly conferred upon it by law:
-To make such surveys, studies, maps, plans, or plats of the whole or any portion of the city and of any land outside thereof, which in the opinion of such commission bears relation to a comprehensive plan, and shall submit such plan to the council with its studies and recommendations and it may publish the same;
-To prepare a comprehensive plan regarding the height, number of stories, and size of buildings and other structures; the percentage of ground that may be occupied; the size of yards, courts and other open spaces; the density of population; and the location and use of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, residence or other purposes; and to this end shall prepare a preliminary report and hold public meetings thereon and after such meetings have been held, to submit its final report and recommendations to the city council;
-To recommend to the city council, from time to time as conditions require, amendments, supplements, changes or modifications in the comprehensive plan prepared by it.
P&Z meets on the third Wednesday of each month as needed. The current board members are:
- Jeremy Feldman, Chair
- Ernie Hockenberry
- Gayle O’Brien
- Garret Hulse
- Joe Herman
- Lyn Lyon
- Nick Harrison