Planning and Zoning Commission

    

Illinois State statute (65 ILCS 5.11-12-4) allows a municipality to create a plan commission, to be appointed by a mayor subject to the confirmation of the trustees. The Village of Forsyth has created the same, comprised of lay municipal residents. Its function is to oversee the implementation of the Village’s Comprehensive Plan, which guides the development of land in the Village.

By ordinance, the Planning and Zoning  Commission is composed of 7 regular members and two alternate members. These members are currently as follows:

  • Chairman, Bill Busbey 
  • Steve Ragan
  • Dennis Downey
  • Brandon Janvrin
  • Matt May
  • Larry Perkins 
  • R.C. Campbell
  • Alternate: Terry Taylor 
  • Alternate: Cathy Mitteer

The Planning and Zoning  Commission meets on the 4th Thursday of each month in the Village Hall Board Room at 5:30 pm. Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are open to the public.

It is the Planning and Zoning Commission’s function to conduct public hearings and prepare written findings of fact and recommendations to the Village Board on the following matters:

  • Requested amendments to the Zoning Map or the text of the Development Ordinance
  • Special Use Permits
  • Zoning requests for newly-annexed property
  • Subdivision plats
  • Annual review of Zoning Map and Development Ordinance with a report of its conclusions and recommendations to be made to the Board
  • Hearing and deciding appeals from and reviewing any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official charged with enforcement of the zoning code
  • Conducting public hearings upon request for a variation of the zoning code
  • Decide whether to grant a variation from the Development Ordinance, but only if so authorized by the corporate authorities
  • Hearing and deciding all matters referred to it or upon which it is required to pass under the zoning ordinance

The concurring votes of four members are required to reverse any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of the Development Ordinance, or to decide in favor of the applicant any matter upon which it is required to pass under the Development Ordinance, or to effect any variation in the ordinance or to recommend any variation of modification in the ordinance to the corporate authority.

Upon the submission of written recommendation and findings of fact, the Board will schedule the petition for consideration at its next regular meeting. Again, Board meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month.

Planning/Zoning Commission Meeting Packets

December Planning & Zoning Commission Cancellation Notice December Planning & Zoning Commission Cancellation Notice (25 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - November 15, 2018 P&Z Meeting Packet - November 15, 2018 (2899 KB)

Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Cancellation Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Cancellation (17 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - August 23, 2018 P&Z Meeting Packet - August 23, 2018 (6625 KB)

July Planning & Zoning Commission Cancellation Notice July Planning & Zoning Commission Cancellation Notice (107 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - June 28, 2018 P&Z Meeting Packet - June 28, 2018 (5136 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - May 24, 2018 P&Z Meeting Packet - May 24, 2018 (2875 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet -- April 26, 2018 P&Z Meeting Packet -- April 26, 2018 (8476 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - March 22, 2018 P&Z Meeting Packet - March 22, 2018 (1158 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - February 22, 2018 P&Z Meeting Packet - February 22, 2018 (4761 KB)

Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Cancellation Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Cancellation (105 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - December 21, 2017 P&Z Meeting Packet - December 21, 2017 (5576 KB)

Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Cancellation Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Cancellation (213 KB)

Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Cancellation Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Cancellation (28 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - September 28, 2017 P&Z Meeting Packet - September 28, 2017 (5814 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - August 24, 2017 P&Z Meeting Packet - August 24, 2017 (236 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - July 27, 2017 P&Z Meeting Packet - July 27, 2017 (6535 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - June 22, 2017 P&Z Meeting Packet - June 22, 2017 (6753 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - May 25, 2017 P&Z Meeting Packet - May 25, 2017 (6600 KB)

Notice of Cancellation -- April 26, 2017 Notice of Cancellation -- April 26, 2017 (104 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - March 23, 2017 P&Z Meeting Packet - March 23, 2017 (1861 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - January 26, 2017 P&Z Meeting Packet - January 26, 2017 (1338 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - May 26, 2016 P&Z Meeting Packet - May 26, 2016 (5119 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - April 28, 2016 P&Z Meeting Packet - April 28, 2016 (5528 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - March 24, 2016 P&Z Meeting Packet - March 24, 2016 (1850 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - February 25, 2016 P&Z Meeting Packet - February 25, 2016 (2041 KB)

P&Z Meeting Packet - January 28, 2016 P&Z Meeting Packet - January 28, 2016 (671 KB)

Notice of Cancellation 4/26/17 Notice of Cancellation 4/26/17 (104 KB)

 

Forms & Documents

Construction Standards Construction Standards (3002 KB)

Development Ordinance Development Ordinance (7846 KB)

Long Range Comprehensive Plan (2012) Long Range Comprehensive Plan (2012) (14428 KB)

Standard Operating & Public Hearing Procedures (2015) Standard Operating & Public Hearing Procedures (2015) (256 KB)

    

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