Purpose: The Will County Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC), in an advisory role to the County Board, was created in 1985 by an act of the County Board to function as both the Zoning Board of Appeals and Regional Planning Commission. Members review requests for zoning changes (map amendments, variances, special use permits and/or planned unit developments) and new subdivision developments (preliminary plats only). Variances authorized in the Will County Zoning Ordinance can be approved by the PZC. Recommendations for map amendment and special use permit requests are forwarded to the Will County Board's Land Use, Planning, Zoning and Development Committee for their consideration and then to the County Board for a vote along with the recommendation of the Land Use and Zoning Committee.
Authority: Will County Zoning Ordinance Section 14.4-1 Will County Resolution 92-195
Contact: Barbara Peterson
Phone #: (708) 946-2331
Composition: The PZC is comprised of 7 members appointed by the County Executive who serve five-year terms.
Meeting Date/Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm Will County Office Building County Board Room 302 N. Chicago St. Joliet, IL 60432
Compensation: Members: $85.00 per meeting plus mileage Secretary: $22,214 annually
Notes: Board information: (PZC By-Laws ---- Article III � Membership)Section I. Members. The PZC shall consist of seven (7) voting members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Board. A quorum shall consist of five (5) members.Section II. Geographical Territories. In order to provide broadly-based and representative participation in its deliberations and recommendations, subsequent members of the PZC shall be appointed from among residents of Will County as follows:A. One (1) member from each of the five (5) geographical areas of Will County designated as: i. The Northwestern area, consisting of the Townships of Wheatland, DuPage, Plainfield, Lockport, Troy and Joliet; ii. The Southwestern area, consisting of the Townships of Channahon, Jackson, Wilmington, Florence, Reed, Custer and Wesley; iii. The Northcentral area, consisting of the Townships of Homer, New Lenox, and Frankfort; iv. The Southcentral area, consisting of the Townships of Manhattan, Green Garden, Wilton, and Peotone; v. The Eastern area, consisting of the Townships of Monee, Crete, Will and Washington.B. Two (2) members from any of the five (5) designated geographical areas of Will County, except that such members may not be from the same Township as any other serving member, and that none of the five (5) designated geographical areas of Will County shall be represented by more than two (2) of the seven (7) PZC members.C. All five (5) designated geographical areas of Will County shall be represented on the PZC, before any such areas may be represented by a second member.
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