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Planning Commission

The planning commission primarily acts in an advisory capacity to the elected body. The commission studies issues, oversees the preparation of plans and ordinances, and reviews and advises on development proposals. The planning commission can become an effective force in shaping the future of a community when its work leads to solving practical problems in an informed, impartial manner.

Nonconforming Uses

A nonconforming use is generally defined as “a land use or structure that was legal when established, but does not conform to the restrictions of the current zoning ordinance.” The term “nonconforming use” actually covers several situations, including nonconforming uses, nonconforming lots, and nonconforming structures.