courtesy of Madras Pioneer
The Community Development Department is responsible for:
Long range planning and improvement programming
Zoning, and zoning compliance
Review and updating of development procedures
Development code enforcement
Land use and development application review and processing
Building code compliance, mechanical code compliance
Electrical code compliance
The Community Development Department is broken down into
four main functions:
Administration - To organize, review and
coordinate the departmental resources in the
assigned to the Community Development Department. Provide
information related to the department activities.
Building - To administer the City's building,
plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes
all plan check functions, codes administration, permit issuance,
record keeping and public information.
Planning - To develop and implement advanced
planning programs which accommodate state
and federal requirements
and respond to changing local needs. To direct, when appropriate,
plan and land use ordinance development, review and
refinement. To provide, when available, in-house
for studies, projects and programs.
Land Use - To administer a program of plan
and ordinance implementation through existing and
land use controls and incentives, including the processing
of applications by City Council,
Planning Commission, and
any other commission or board which may be created and charged
land use issues.