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The Planning Board advises Town Council on rezonings and other development related items.

PlanningThe Planning Board is also responsible for the final decision (to approve or deny) on major site applications for new development projects, such as new retail uses, restaurants, apartment buildings, or commercial buildings.

The Board helps to ensure proposed development does not adversely impact the health, safety, and welfare of Clayton, assuring the protection of the Town’s character and providing high quality development. Decisions are based not just on the ordinances, but on resources such as the Strategic Growth Plan and other adopted documents, as well as project-specific information such as traffic impact analyzes or housing and marketing studies. Following their review, the Board provides a recommendation to the Town Council to assist them while making a final decision.  In addition to this, the Board makes decisions about requests to allow a "conditional use" - a use that could potentially have negative impacts on surrounding properties, but with the right circumstances could be an allowed use.  The Board also decided whether to grant variances - deviations from what the Town's ordinances allow.  In these instances, the Board serves as a "quasi-judicial" board, which means the Board's power is above that of the code enforcement officer, but below that of the court system.

Click here to see the meeting dates for 2019.

Click Here for Agendas from 2016 and After

For agendas from before 2016, use the drop-down menus below.

Click here for more on Planning Board duties.

Information on upcoming projects can also be found on the Public Hearings & Notices webpage.

Click here for the page that list our advisory board openings!  If you have great ideas you want to share, have skills you feel would benefit the community and have the willingness to give your time and energies to making this community great, please get involved and apply to serve on an advisory board! 

If you’d like the full meeting minutes, please come to the Planning Department in Town Hall anytime!
 

Planning Board Members

Robert Ahlert (TL) - Chair
Term Expires December 31, 2021, Serving Since November 1, 2010

Frank Price (ETJ)
Term Expires December 31, 2020, Serving Since February 7, 1994

George "Bucky" Coats (TL)
Term Expires December 31, 2021, Serving Since December 15, 2003

Marty Bizzell (ETJ)
Term Expires December 31, 2020, Serving Since November 3, 2008

Steven Powers (TL)
Tern Expires December 31, 2020, Serving Since August 1, 2016

James Moore (TL)
Term Expires December 31, 2021, Serving Since January 1, 2019

James Lipscomb (ETJ)
Term Expires December 31, 2021, Serving Since January 1, 2014

Andria Merritt  (TL)
Term Expires December 31, 2019, Serving Since October 2, 2017

Ross Benson (ETJ)
Term Expires December 31, 2019, Serving Since March 6, 2017

(TL) = Inside Town Limits
(ETJ) = Outside Town Limits, but inside Extra Territorial Jurisdiction planning boundary

Ex-Officio Member

Bob Satterfield, Council Member

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