Skip to main content
Loading…
This section is included in your selections.

A. Scope

The Planning and Zoning Department is the lead agency for the administration of this Code and serves as the professional staff of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

B. Powers and Duties of the Planning and Zoning Administrator

The Planning and Zoning Administrator, with the applicable staff, performs the following duties in accordance with the A.R.S.:

1. Supervision

The Planning and Zoning Administrator supervises the various operations of the department.

2. Annual Planning Program

The Planning and Zoning Administrator develops the annual plan program after initiation by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

3. Plans and Regulations

The Planning and Zoning Administrator maintains the General Plan and the land use plans, policies, and regulations for their implementation.

4. Specific Plans

The Planning and Zoning Administrator provides recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council on specific plans and administers adopted specific plans.

5. Rezoning

The Planning and Zoning Administrator provides recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council on the rezoning of property and administers approved rezonings.

6. Subdivision Plats and Development Plans

The Planning and Zoning Administrator reviews, coordinates, and administers the processing of subdivision plats and development plans in accordance with Chapter 26, Subdivision and Site Plans.

7. Boards, Commissions and Committees

The Planning and Zoning Administrator provides administrative assistance to the planning and zoning boards, commissions, and committees appointed by the Town Council.

8. Compliance Review

The Planning and Zoning Administrator reviews all permits for use or improvement of property prior to issuance by the Town in order to determine if the proposed activity will be in compliance with this Code.

9. Interpretation

a. The Planning and Zoning Administrator shall be responsible for interpretation of the zoning code. Interpretations may be considered if there is a question of clarity of any provision of the zoning code, or a determination of analogous use is required within the permitted uses of a specified zoning district.

b. An interpretation is a formal explanation of a provision of the zoning code issued in writing by the Planning and Zoning Administrator based on a request, as differentiated from an administrative decision pursuant to Section 22.12 which is the routine application of the zoning code.

c. Requests for interpretation shall be filed with the Planning and Zoning Administrator with the required fee. The Planning and Zoning Administrator may also initiate an interpretation. The Planning and Zoning Administrator shall issue a written interpretation within ten (10) days following receipt of the request.

d. Planning and Zoning Administrator interpretations may be appealed to the Board of Adjustment in accordance with Section 21.6.G.

e. Interpretations issued pursuant to this section shall be published on the Town’s website. Additionally, a record of interpretations shall be maintained and available for public review and inspection at the office of the Town Clerk.

10. Enforcement

The Planning and Zoning Administrator enforces the provisions of this Code and acts as the Planning and Zoning Administrator, in accordance with A.R.S. 9-462.05, by all means prescribed by law.

11. Other Duties1

The Planning and Zoning Administrator acts as the Executive Secretary of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Planning and Zoning Administrator is responsible for accurate and complete transmittal and recordation of Commission actions. When functioning as Executive Secretary of the Planning and Zoning Commission before the Town Council, the Planning and Zoning Administrator shall represent the Planning and Zoning Commission actions to the Town Council. The Planning and Zoning Administrator performs such other functions as may be necessary in the administration of the department or as provided by the Town Council and Town Manager.

1 Code reviser’s note: This subsection was amended at the Town’s request to remove references to the Conceptual Design Review Board.