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The Clinton County Planning Commission

Is a nine-member board representing various geographical regions and professional backgrounds. Members are appointed by the Clinton County Commissioners and serve a four-year-term. Their responsibilities are:

  • Review all subdivision and land development plans for adherence to the Clinton County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) and Clinton County Comprehensive Plan.
  • Periodically review and make recommendations to the Commissioners to enact updates to the County SALDO, Zoning Ordinance, and Comprehensive Plan.
  • Review any requested changes to the Municipal Zoning Ordinances and Maps, and make recommendations to the appropriate officials for each municipality.

The Clinton County Zoning Hearing Board:

Rules on requests for variances, special exceptions, or changes in zoning for the municipalities covered by the County Zoning Ordinance. Its three members serve three-year terms.

The Clinton County Planning Department

Coordinates the activities and meetings of the Planning and Zoning Boards. Other staff services include:

  • Approve single-lot subdivisions involving no proposals for new roads, rights of way, or utilities.
  • Issue zoning permits for municipalities covered under the County Zoning Ordinance.
  • Maintain County and Municipal Zoning and Subdivision ordinances and maps for public review.
  • Maintain FEMA Flood Hazard maps for public review.
  • Maintain contact information for officials responsible for zoning, subdivision, surveying and inspection activities.
  • Maintain County demographic, economic, land use, and natural resource statistics.
  • Provide technical assistance to residents and municipalities on:
    • Permits, clearances, and legal requirements for land use and development
    • Community development planning
    • Recreational facility planning
    • Greenways and Open Space planning
  • Write and administer grants for:
    • Community development projects
    • Community recreation projects
    • Residential housing assistance

Planning Department Staff

  • Director: Katherine de Silva
  • Community Planner: Greg Smith
  • Grants Administrator: Gabriel Caprio