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.


2017 Eaton County Planning Commission

 

Brian Ross, Chair

Jeana Rohrs, Vice-Chair

Jack Owens, Secretary

Christine Barnes

Barbara Rogers

Michelle Stahl

Ben Tirrell

Tim Cattron

Kimberly Wilkes

 

2017 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 10, 2017      July 11, 2017

Cancelled                 Agenda Minutes

February 7, 2017     August 1, 2017

Agenda Minutes       Agenda Minutes

March 7, 2017        September 5, 2017

Cancelled                Cancelled

April 4, 2017           October 3, 2017

Agenda Minutes       Agenda Minutes

May 2, 2017           November 7, 2017

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

June 6, 2017          December 5, 2017

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

 


2017 Eaton County Board of Appeals

 

Mark Stahl, Chair

Nikki Chmielewski, Vice-Chair

Donald Chase, Secretary

Tim Cattron

Charamy Cleary

Michael Bell, Alternate

 

2017 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 10, 2017       July 11, 2017

Cancelled                 Agenda Minutes

February 7, 2017     August 1, 2017

Cancelled                Cancelled

March 7, 2017        September 5, 2017

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

April 4, 2017           October 3, 2017

Agenda Minutes       Cancelled

May 2, 2017           November 7, 2017

Agenda Minutes      Agenda Minutes

June 6, 2017          December 5, 2017

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