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Planning and Zoning

Planning and zoning is a way for a community to envision its future: what it will look like, where things will be located, how it will function, who will live in it and affect it and when and where changes will take place. A community defines itself through planning and zoning, both short and long-term. Planning and zoning is not self-correcting; instead it is a successive cycle of planned strategies and actions set forth to meet certain goals. In order for planning and zoning to be effective, policies must be constantly analyzed, monitored and revised to adjust to an ever-changing environment and society.

 

Planning and zoning is a multi-step process that includes identifying problems or goals, analyzing the existing conditions, developing a process to achieve the desired results, evaluating possible consequences of the process, monitoring its progress and constantly adjusting policies. The most well thought-out plans are worthless without realistic goals and means of achieving them. Critical components of successful planning and zoning include setting reasonable objectives and designing ways to accomplish them.

 

The Eaton County Community Development Department is charged with the responsibility of administering the Eaton County Land Development Code (Zoning Ordinance) for the unincorporated portions of Eaton County. The staff of the department works with the Board of Commissioners, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, the private sector and special interest groups, other municipalities and the citizens of Eaton County to develop goal-oriented strategies.

Planning and zoning is a way for a community to envision its future: what it will look like, where things will be located, how it will function, who will live in it and affect it and when and where changes will take place. A community defines itself through planning and zoning, both short and long-term. Planning and zoning is not self-correcting; instead it is a successive cycle of planned strategies and actions set forth to meet certain goals. In order for planning and zoning to be effective, policies must be constantly analyzed, monitored and revised to adjust to an ever-changing environment and society.

 

Planning and zoning is a multi-step process that includes identifying problems or goals, analyzing the existing conditions, developing a process to achieve the desired results, evaluating possible consequences of the process, monitoring its progress and constantly adjusting policies. The most well thought-out plans are worthless without realistic goals and means of achieving them. Critical components of successful planning and zoning include setting reasonable objectives and designing ways to accomplish them.

 

The Eaton County Community Development Department is charged with the responsibility of administering the Eaton County Land Development Code (Zoning Ordinance) for the unincorporated portions of Eaton County. The staff of the department works with the Board of Commissioners, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, the private sector and special interest groups, other municipalities and the citizens of Eaton County to develop goal-oriented strategies.

Eaton County Planning Commission

2013 Eaton County Planning Commission

 

Brian Ross, Chair

Ron Wilson, Vice-Chair

Michelle Stahl, Secretary

Wayne Ridge

Michael Hosey

Marilyn Rutter

John Forell

Jack Owens

Jeana Rohrs

 

2013 Eaton County Planning Commission Meeting Schedule:

All meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month in the Eaton County Board of Commissioner's Room at 7:00 p.m.

 

January 8, 2013      July 2, 2013

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

February 5, 2013     August 6, 2013

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

March 5, 2013        September 3, 2013

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

April 2, 2013           October 1, 2013

Agenda Minutes       Agenda Minutes

May 7, 2013           November 5, 2013

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

June 2, 2013          December 3, 2013

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

 

Please mail or fax all communications for the Eaton County Planning Commission to:

 

Eaton County Community Development Department
1045 Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, Michigan 48813
Fax: 517-543-9924

 

Eaton County Board of Appeals

2013 Eaton County Board of Appeals

 

Charamy Cleary, Chair

Mark Stahl, Vice-Chair

Nikki Chmielewski, Secretary

Michael Maynard

Marilyn Rutter

 

2013 Eaton County Board of Appeals Meeting Schedule:

All meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month in the Eaton County Board of Commissioner's Room at 6:00 p.m.

 

January 8, 2013      July 2, 2013

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

February 5, 2013     August 6, 2013

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

March 5, 2013        September 3, 2013

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

April 2, 2013           October 1, 2013

Agenda Minutes       Agenda Minutes

May 7, 2013           November 5, 2013

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

June 2, 2013          December 3, 2013

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

 

Please mail or fax all communications for the Eaton County Board of Appeals to:

 

Eaton County Community Development Department
1045 Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, Michigan 48813

Fax: 517-543-9924

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