DeKalb County Plan Commission

Plan Commission meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM, as needed. 
Plat Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 8:30 AM, as needed.       

**Date and/or time may be adjusted to accommodate schedules.  Special Meetings may be called as needed.  For the date, time and location of the meeting, please look at the agenda.**

Plan Commission Members:
  • Jason Carnahan - Purdue Ag Extension Representative (voting member) - President
  • Frank Pulver - Citizen member (D) - Vice-President
  • William Hartman - County Commissioners Representative member (annual appt.)
  • William VanWye - County Council Representative member (annual appt.)
  • Sandra Harrison -Township Trustee Representative member (annual appt.)
  • Glenn Crawford - County Surveyor member (member by elected office)
  • Jerry Yoder - Citizen member (R)
  • Suzanne Davis - Citizen member (D)
  • Angie Holt- Citizen member (R)
  • Elysia Rodgers - Purdue Ag Extension Representative (non-voting member)
  • Andrew Kruse, Attorney

E-MAIL FOR MEMBERS: PlanCommission@co.dekalb.in.us Staff will forward all emails received to the member or members being addressed. 

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.