Planning & Zoning

Meetings


  • 7 pm
  • Second Tuesday of each month
  • Small conference room
    927 4th Ave.
    Grinnell, IA 50112

Members

  • Gerald Adams - Term expires June 30, 2018
  • Linda Aron - Term expires June 30, 2019
  • Chris Bair - Term expires June 30, 2018
  • Randy Reavis, Chair - Term expires June 30, 2020
  • Stan Stewart, Vice Chair - Term expires June 30, 2021
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

Responsibilities


  • The commission shall choose annually at its first regular meeting one of its members to act as chairperson and another as vice chairperson, who shall perform all the duties of the chairperson during the chairperson's absence or disability (Code of Iowa, Sec. 392.1)
  • The commission shall adopt such rules and regulations governing its organization and procedure as it may deem necessary (Code of Iowa, Sec. 392.1)
  • The commission shall have and exercise all the powers and duties and privileges in establishing the city zoning regulations and other related matters and may from time to time recommend to the Council amendments, supplements, changes, or modifications, all as provided by Chapter 414 of the Code of Iowa (Code of Iowa, Sec. 414.6)
  • All plans, plats, or re-plats of subdivision or re-subdivisions of land embraced in the city or adjacent thereto, laid out in lots or plats with the streets, alleys, or other portions of the same intended to be dedicated to the public in the city, shall first be submitted to the commission and its recommendations obtained before approval by the council (Code of Iowa, Sec. 392.1)
  • The commission shall have full, complete, and exclusive authority to expend for and on behalf of the City all sums of money appropriated to it, and to use and expend all gifts, donations, or payments whatsoever which are received by the city for city planning and zoning purposes (Code of Iowa, Sec. 392.1)
  • The commission shall have no power to contract debts beyond the amount of its original or amended appropriation as approved by the council for the present year (Code of Iowa, Sec. 392.1)
  • The commission's seven members serve five-year terms