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Jackson County Kansas

 

 

 

Planning


Planning Commission

Meeting Schedule

The Planning Commission meets the second Thursday of the month, at 7 p.m. in the Jackson County Senior Citizen's Center, 312 Pennsylvania Ave, Holton, Kansas.

Commission Functions

As established by Home Rule Resolution, the primary functions of the Planning Commission include:

  • Prepare and update plans showing the physical development of the county and the conservation of natural resources;
  • Develop and maintain a Comprehensive Plan for the County;
  • Prepare and make recommendations to the County Commission for the adoption of zoning and subdivision regulations and other regulatory tools designed            to implement the long-term strategies of the Comprehensive Plan;
  • Review all proposals for the subdivision of land within unincorporated Jackson County for conformance to specified standards; and,
  • Review all proposals for amendments to the Zoning Regulations and making recommendations to the County Commission.

Commission Membership

The Planning Commission consists of seven members who serve staggered terms of three (3) years. The current membership of the Planning Commission is as follows:

Donald Schuyler (Chair)
Term Expires: December 31, 2016

Bruce Meininger (Member)
Term Expires: December 31, 2017

Phil McManigal (Member)
Term Expires:  December 31, 2016

Delbert Boling (Member)
Term Expires:  December 31, 2016

Willard Wilson (Member)
Term Expires: December 31, 2018

Marje Cochren (Member)
Term Expires:  December 31, 2017

Victoria Gilliland (Member)
Term Expires: December 31, 2018

 

Zoning


Board of Appeals

Meeting Schedule

The Appeals Board meets the second Thursday of the month, at 8 p.m. in the Jackson County Senior Citizen's Center, 312 Pennsylvania Ave, Holton, Kansas.

Functions:

As established by the Zoning Regulations, the primary functions of the Appeals Board include:

  • To hear and decide on appeals where it is alleged that there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of these Regulations.
  • To interpret the provisions of the Zoning Resolution in such a way as to carry out the intent and purposes of the adopted comprehensive plan, and shown upon the zoning district map fixing the several districts and accompanying and made part of this Resolution, where street layout actually on the ground varies from the street layout as shown on the zoning district map.
  • To authorize, in specific cases, a variance from the specific terms of the regulations which will not be contrary to the public interest and where, due to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of the regulations in an individual case results in unnecessary hardship, and provided that the spirit of the regulations shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured, and substantial justice done.  Such variance shall not permit any use not permitted by the zoning regulations in such district.
  • To grant exceptions to the provisions of the zoning regulations in those instances where the board is specifically authorized to grant such exceptions and only under the terms of the zoning regulations.  In no event shall exceptions to the provisions of the zoning regulations be granted where the use or exception contemplated is not specifically listed as an exception in the zoning regulations.  Further, under no conditions shall the board of zoning appeals have the power to grant an exception when conditions of this exemption, as established in the zoning regulations by the Governing Body, are not found to be present.


Board Membership

The Appeals Board consists of five members who serve staggered terms of three (3) years. The current membership of the Appeals Board is as follows:

Jeff Grimm (Chair)
Term Expires:  December 31, 2015

Philip McManigal (Member)
Term Expires: December 31, 2016

Rex Frazier (Member)
Term Expires:  December 31, 2018

Sharon Gabriel (Member)
Term Expires: December 31, 2017

Open Position (Member)
Term Expires:  December 31, 2015

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