PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

 

SECTION 1.  MEMBERSHIP

The Jones County Planning and Zoning Commission shall have two (2) members shall serve for a term of three (3) years, three (3) members shall serve for a term of two (2) years. New members of this board shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors, each serving a term of three (3) years. The members shall reside in Jones County, Iowa, with a member residing in each of the five (5) Jones County Supervisor Districts, and a majority of the members shall reside outside the corporate limits of any city. Any member residing within the corporate limits of a city shall also hold title to property located in an unincorporated area of Jones County.

 

SECTION 2.  DUTIES

The Jones County Planning and Zoning Commission shall recommend to the Board of Supervisors amendments, supplements, changes, or modifications to the boundaries of the planning districts, and the regulations and restrictions to be enforced therein. 

 

SECTION 3.  FINAL REPORT

The Land Use Plan prepared by the Jones County Planning and Zoning Commission is adopted by the Jones County Board of Supervisors as the Final Report required under 2005 Iowa Code Section 335.8, and said report shall act as a reference point and guide for planning and land use ordinances in Jones County.

 

 

Planning and Zoning Commission Members

Tim Fay - District 1

Keith Stamp - District 2

Kristina Doll - District 3

Jim McElheny - District 4

Lowell Tiedt - District 5

Meeting dates are generally the second Tuesday of the month in the Community Room in the lower level of the Jones County Courthouse.  Please contact the Land Use Administrator regarding these meetings. 

The next meeting is Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. At the September 8, 2020 Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, the Commission will be holding a public hearing on text amendments.  These text amendments will replace the current zoning ordinance.  Many text amendments include zoning regulations for large and small Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS), utility scale and non-utility scale Solar Energy Conversion Systems (SECS), add Quarry and Extraction Uses as a Special Use in certain districts, expand Sign Regulations in most districts and other administrative changes to follow current legislation. The full text of the proposed amendments can be found at this link and at the Land Use Office within the Courthouse.

The Planning & Zoning Commission will meet in the Community Room in the lower level of the Courthouse.   The meeting deadline for the October meeting is Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

Contact the Land Use Administrator for questions regarding these meetings.

September 8, 2020 P&Z Zoom meeting information -  Click here for the full agenda

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