Our department is affiliated with five appointed boards directly affecting our area. We garner the pertinent information, documents, plans, etc., from petitioners, contractors, and owners and provide copies to the respective Boards. We publish legal ads and public notification of such hearings and we are responsible for retaining the records in our office. We also provide technical assistance as needed and attend all Board meetings. The five boards are as follows:
Architectural Design Review Board
This Board has five (5) members who each serve a three year term. The board reviews all proposed development in the Main Street Overlay District on an individual basis to ensure that the Main Street Design Guidelines for site configuration, landscaping, streetscape, pedestrian and vehicle access, sidewalks, street trees, building facade, color scheme, etc. are met. This is to ensure that the general aesthetics and architectural characteristics of the proposed project are harmonious to the surrounding area in keeping with the Main Street District Redevelopment theme. The ADRB ensures that new construction and renovation contributes to a sense of place, a lively pedestrian environment, and a high quality small-town destination.
Board Members: Stephen Busch, Ron Dodson,Yahya Hassan, and Rodney Givens.
Planning Commission Board
This Board has nine (9) members who serve a four year term. Their primary function is to recommend to the governing body to approve or disapprove based on their findings after review and consideration of the following:
New ordinances pertaining to zoning
Sub-divisions, commercial and residential property
Zoning or rezoning of parcels of property
Conditional uses in various zones such as commercial activity in a residential zone or a day care facility in a residential zone
Board Members: Janice Colvin, Ray Goodman, Darnell Moorer, Deverick Williams, Michael Clinkscales, Andy Porter, Azfar Haque, Roderick Jackson and Don Wright