The Planning Department is responsible for coordinating the review of development applications to ensure compliance with town policies, codes Opens a New Window. , and regulations. Types of applications include annexations, comprehensive plan amendments, zoning map amendments, subdivisions, oil and gas extraction, and residential, commercial, and industrial development projects.
Planning staff members help guide land developers through the application process, which generally begins with a neighborhood meeting to notify area residents of the proposed project.
Staff then coordinates a formal review of the application through the town Development Review Committee (planning, engineering, fire, and attorney) and outside agencies, organizations, and interested parties.