The City of Lewiston needs to fill upcoming vacancies on the Lewiston Planning and Zoning Commission. Planning and Zoning Commission members are unpaid volunteers and must be residents of the City of Lewiston. Additionally, the Lewiston Planning and Zoning Commission needs to have a current vacancy for the Area of City Impact Representative filled by the Nez Perce County Board of Commissioners. Only a resident of the Area of City Impact (see here) may be appointed to fill this position.
Persons interested in filling these important positions need not have planning and zoning experience; however, applicants would be encouraged to attend a Lewiston Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to see and understand the role the Commission plays and how they function, and/or contact Commission Chair Gerald Bateman (208-791-8294) and/or City Planner Joel Plaskon (208-746-1318 x 7202) for more information. The Lewiston Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at 215 D Street on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings generally last one to two hours.
The duties of the Lewiston Planning and Zoning Commission are:
Applications to fill these vacancies are available from and are to be submitted to the City Clerk, Kari Ravencroft. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2017, after which applications will be screened and interviews will be arranged. Successful applicants will be appointed by the City Council to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission for four year terms.
The Lewiston Planning and Zoning Commission is appointed by the Lewiston City Council in accordance with the Idaho Local Land Use Planning Act. They are citizen volunteers who provide recommendations to the City Council on land use issues within the City and the Area of City Impact.
The Commission holds public hearings on a number of land-use issues including zone changes, variances, conditional use permits, appeals, and comprehensive plan amendments. In addition, the Commission advises the City Council on long-range planning and land use issues.
The Commission meets twice a month on the second and fourth
Wednesdays. The first meeting is generally set aside for public
hearings; the second for more in-depth discussion on a variety of land
use topics. Depending upon work load and applications received for
land-use decisions which require public hearings, meetings may either
be a public hearing or work session. All meetings are open to the public. To watch meetings by Livestream
click here and select Planning & Zoning.
Agendas are available prior to the meeting while minutes are available after the Commission has approved them.
If you need assistance finding the most current agendas/minutes, please contact Community Development Specialist Tanya Brocke at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 746-1318 x 7265.
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