Planning Commission

Purpose

To make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the City, 
considering such factors as land use, transportation, public facilities and utilities, and recreation and open space; to plan for the redevelopment of blighted areas; to prepare and update as needed a zoning plan; to review development proposals, including rezoning, special uses, subdivision plats and site plans.

Powers

Whenever the Planning Commission has adopted a master plan for the city or any 
part thereof, no street, square, park or other public way, playground or open space, or public building or streets, shall be constructed or authorized in the City until the location, character and extent thereof shall have been submitted to and approved by the Commission; provided that, in the case of disapproval, the City Council may overrule such disapproval by recorded vote of not less than two-thirds of its entire membership.  The Planning Commission also functions as the City Zoning Commission to originate, review and make recommendations to the City Council relative to proposed zoning text and map changes.  The Commission approves site plans and special uses.  The Commission, along the City Council, approves subdivision plants.

Obligations

The Commission members should reflect a sincere interest in the planned and 
orderly development of the City.  Knowledge of city planning and zoning is not mandatory, as city staff expertise is available.  However, continued growth in such knowledge is expected, to ensure adequate understanding of the development proposals.  Commissioners should review the display materials and staff recommendations on agenda items, plus conduct individual field surveys prior to the related Commission meeting.

Meeting Dates

Third Tuesday of each month; occasional special meetings.

Meeting Time

7:00 p.m.

Meeting Place

City Hall, 1155 - 28th Street SW, Wyoming, MI  49509

Members

Nine, representative in so far as possible of different professions or occupations. They shall hold no other City office.

Appointment

Mayor, with concurrence of City Council

Term

Three year terms, beginning July 1.

Compensation 

$35 per meeting, maximum $910 per year.

Staff Liaison

Tim Cochran

Department

Planning     616-530-7258