Planning

The Planning Department is here to serve you.  While we are not currently available for face-to-face interactions, we are able to receive voice mails and emails and are responding to those inquiries.  If you haven’t worked with us in the past, please feel free to use the information along the right side of the screen to contact us and we’d be happy to answer your questions.  If you have worked with us in the past, thank you.  Feel free to reach out to the planner you worked with at that time.

The Planning Department is responsible for coordinating the review of development applications to ensure compliance with town policies, codes, and regulations. Types of applications include annexations, comprehensive plan amendments, zoning map amendments, subdivisions, oil and gas extraction, and residential, commercial, and industrial development projects.

Application Process

Planning staff members help guide land developers through the application process, which generally begins with a neighborhood meeting to notify area residents of the proposed project.

Staff then coordinates a formal review of the application through the town Development Review Committee (planning, engineering, fire, and attorney) and outside agencies, organizations, and interested parties.

Final approvals are made by the Development Review Committee, Planning Commission, or Board of Trustees depending on the type and complexity of the development project.

Additional Planning Services

Planning staff is also available to the public in a less formal capacity to provide information on zoning, infrastructure, town services and other issues related to land development.

The Planning Department also coordinates the town’s Parks, Trails and Open Space Commission meetings.