Plan Commission Board

DeKalb County Plan Commission Board

Plan Commission meets on the third Wednesday of every month, at 7:00 PM

Tim Griffin
Sarah Delbecq
Michael Kline
Jerry Yoder
Randy Deetz
Sandra Harrison
Elysia Rodgers
Frank Pulver
William O. VanWye
David Kruse, Attorney

Plan Commission Duties

The powers and duties of the Plan Commission are described below. Duties should be interpreted as activities that are obligations.

Powers should be interpreted as activities that are optional to be initiated.

 Duties:

  1. Adopt and send to the Board of County Commissioners a proposed DeKalb County Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Ordinance as authorized under Indiana State Law.
  2. Adopt and maintain rules of procedure for holding meetings, holding public hearings, and for the administration and enforcement of the DeKalb County Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Ordinance.
  3. Maintain complete records of all meetings, hearings, correspondences, and affairs of the Plan Commission.
  4. Publish and make available to the public all plans, ordinances, and other related material that are the responsibility of the Plan Commission.
  5. Adopt and maintain a permitting process and seal used to certify official or approved documents.
  6. Certify and submit recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners including new versions of and revisions to the DeKalb County Comprehensive Plan, Unified Development Ordinance, and Official Zoning Map.
  7. Certify and submit recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for adopting Planned Unit Development Districts.
  8. Maintain monetary and fiscal records of the Plan Commission.
  9. Prepare and submit an annual budget to the County Council.
  10. Approve or deny plats or replats of subdivisions.
  11. Approve or deny development plans, final plans and amendments to such plans.
  12. Approve or deny proposed subdivision names in new developments.
  13. Approve or deny proposed street names with the guidance of the County Highway Supervisor.
  14. Establish and maintain a fee schedule approved by the Board of County Commissioners that assigns a fee to permits, processes, and official actions of the Plan Commission in order to defray the administrative costs of such duties and powers.
  15. Enforce regulations and procedures of the DeKalb County Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Ordinance to the extent of the local Resolutions, Ordinances, and State of Indiana Law.
  16. Other duties as permitted by Indiana State Code.

Powers:

  1. Hire, remove, and determine job descriptions for support staff with the Plan Commission Office.
  2. Establish advisory committees as necessary made up of County officials and the general public.
  3. Seek funding assistance through grant programs as necessary.
  4. Distribute copies or summaries of the DeKalb County Comprehensive Plan or Unified Development Ordinance to the general public and development community.
  5. Determine the compensation for support staff and members as provided within the budget submission to County Council.

Other powers as permitted by Indiana State Code.



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