BALDWIN COUNTY COMMISSION PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT. Planning & Zoning Basics. For Baldwin County’s Growth and Development. Planning Director Wayne Dyess, AICP Baldwin County Association of Realtors November 16, 2006. What is Zoning? .
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“A nuisance may be merely a right thing in the wrong place, like a pig in a parlor instead of a barnyard.”
1.) Zoning map defines the zoning district boundaries
2.) Textual ordinances are the actual zoning law.
3.) Advisory Committee
4.) Planning Commission
5.) County Commission
1.) PETITION – At least 10 percent of the qualified voters living within the planning district must sign and submit a petition to the Baldwin County Commission showing their desire to enact County zoning ordinances. 2.) VOTE – The referendum is open to all eligible voters living in the planning district and a majority of the qualified voters participating in the zoning referendum must vote in favor of instituting County zoning. If a referendum fails, another referendum cannot be held for one year.
3.) ADVISORY COMMITTEE–The County Commission appoints the five-person committee for local input to create a zoning map and textual ordinances for their planning district.
4.) PLANNING COMMISSION –Will hold a public hearing on the proposed zoning map after the district’s Advisory Committee has completed a draft of the zoning map and textual regulations.
5.) COUNTY COMMISSION –Will hold a separate public hearing on the proposed zoning map before taking any action. Once the zoning map and textual ordinances have been adopted by the County Commission, zoning will be officially implemented in the district.
Compliance and Change to Zoning Designations and Regulations
PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT
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