The Community Development Department is responsible for the issuance of all construction permits and related inspections and provides professional advice regarding planning, zoning, and community development issues.
THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS LOCATED AT 961 HIGWAY 80 EAST (ACROSS FROM WAL-MART).
Planning & Zoning
The Planning & Zoning Commission is charged with reviewing site plans for all new, expanded, relocated or reconstructed principal buildings or structures in all zoning districts, except single-family detached dwellings in A1, R1, R2, R3, R4 or PUD Districts. The Commission also makes recommendations on dimensional variances, conditional uses, rezoning requests, and proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance.
To ensure Clinton maintains the highest quality of life with respect to existing neighborhoods, historic resources, and expansion of the City limits, the Compliance Division of the Community Development Department has established property maintenance and public nuisance ordinances, which ensure neighborhood preservation, and encourage neighborhood aesthetics and define nuisances.
Storm Water Regulations
After rain falls to the ground in an urban area, it travels across roofs, yards, parking lots, and/or streets before it finds its way into the city's drainage system. From there it flows to local ponds and streams. As it travels across urban groundcover, it can capture a wide variety of pollutants and deliver them to those water bodies. Typical urban runoff pollutants include sediment, nutrients from fertilizers, litter, oil and grease, bacteria from pet waste, trace metals and other toxics, and thermal increases.
The following items provide information on the City of Clinton's efforts to reduce storm water pollution.