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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

2019 Eaton County Planning Commission

 

Brian Ross, Chair

Jeana Rohrs, Vice-Chair

Jack Owens, Secretary

Blake Mulder

Barbara Rogers

Tammy Halsey

Ben Tirrell

Tim Cattron

John Little

 

2019 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, 2019      July 9, 2019

Agenda Minutes       Agenda Minutes

February 5, 2019     August 6, 2019

Cancelled                 Agenda Minutes

March 5, 2019        September 10, 2019

Agenda Minutes       Agenda Minutes 

April 2, 2019           October 1, 2019

Agenda Minutes       Agenda Minutes

May 7, 2019           November 5, 2019

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

June 4, 2019          December 3, 2019

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

Proposed Text Amendment DCA-3-18-2, Solar Energy Systems March 6, 2018 (please click here to see text)

Proposed Text Amendment DCA-3-18-2, Solar Energy Systems to be heard by the Planning Commission on June 5, 2018 (please click here to see text)

Proposed Text Amendment DCA-3-18-2, Solar Energy Systems to be heard by the Planning Commission on September 4, 2018 (please click here to see text)  MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED 

Proposed Text Amendment DCA-3-18-2, Solar Energy Systems to be heard by the Planning Commission on January 8, 2019 (please click here to see text)

Proposed Text Amendment DCA-3-18-2, Solar Energy Systems as presented to Public Works and Planning Committee on February 13, 2019 (please click here to see text)

Proposed Text Amendment DCA-3-18-2, Solar Energy Systems as presented to Eaton County Board of Commissioners on March 20, 2019 (please click here to see text

 

2018 Eaton County Planning Commission Minutes:

January 9, 2018                                        February 6, 2018 (cancelled)

March 6, 2018                                           April 3, 2018

May 1, 2018                                              June 5, 2018

July 10, 2018                                            August 7, 2018

September 4, 2018 (cancelled)                 October 2, 2018

November 6, 2018                                     December 4, 2018

June 12, 2018 Special Planning Commission Meeting

 

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

2019 Eaton County Board of Appeals

 

Nikki Chmielewski, Chair

Donald Chase, Vice-Chair 

April Stopczynski, Secretary

Tim Cattron

Charamy Cleary

Jeremy Whittum, Alternate

 

2019 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, 2019       July 9, 2019

Agenda Minutes       Agenda Minutes

February 5, 2019     August 6, 2019

Cancelled                Agenda Minutes

March 5, 2019        September 10, 2019

Agenda Minutes       Agenda Minutes

April 2, 2019           October 1, 2019

Agenda Minutes       Agenda Minutes

May 7, 2019           November 5, 2019

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

June 4, 2019          December 3, 2019

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

 

2018 Board of Appeals Minutes:

January 9, 2018 (cancelled)                 February 6, 2018 (cancelled)

March 6, 2018 (cancelled)                    April 3, 2018

May 1, 2018                                          June 5, 2018 (cancelled)

July 10, 2018 (cancelled)                      August 7, 2018 (cancelled)

September 4, 2018 (cancelled)             October 2, 2018

November 6, 2018                                 December 4, 2018

May 8, 2018 Special Board of Appeals Meeting

 

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

 

Zoning Ordinance Committee

2018 Zoning Ordinance Committee (subcommittee of the Planning Commission)

 

Jack Owens

Tammy Halsey

Tim Cattron

 

2018 Zoning Ordinance Committee Meeting Schedule:

All meetings are scheduled as needed.  They are held in the Eaton County Board of Commissioner's Room.

 

January 17, 2018                       Proposed Text Amendment DCA-3-18-2, Solar Energy Systems March 6, 2018 (please click here to see text)

Agenda Minutes                         Proposed Text Amendment DCA-3-18-2, Solar Energy Systems to be heard by the Planning Commission on June 5, 2018 (please click here to see text)    

April 2, 2018

Agenda Minutes

April 30, 2018

Agenda Minutes

May 22, 2018

Agenda Minutes  Please click on the memo for information regarding setbacks as requested by the Zoning Ordinance Committee at their April 30, 2018 meeting.  This information will be discussed at the May 22, 2018 Zoning Ordiannce Committee Meeting at 3:00 p.m.: MEMO

December 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Agenda Minutes

December 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Canceled - This meeting has been cancelled. 

The Zoning Ordinance Committee has referred DCA-3-18-2, Solar Energy Systems, back
to the Planning Commission with proposed changes. The Planning Commission will hear DCA-3-18-2
with the proposed changes at their January 8, 2018 meeting at 7:00 p.m. The DCA-3-18-2 with the proposed changes will
be available on this webpage prior to the Planning Commission Meeting.

 

 

 

 

Please mail or fax all communications for the Eaton County Zoning Ordinance Committee to:

Eaton County Community Development Department

1045 Independence Blvd.

Charlotte, Michigan 48813

Fax: 517-543-9924

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