Perhaps the single-most important responsibility and task of the Madras Planning Commission is to implement the Citizen Involvement requirements of the Comprehensive Plan and State statute by providing opportunities for citizens, stakeholders, and interest groups the become involved in planning decisions that affect the City. The Planning Commission seeks to proactively engage the members of the community in land use decisions by posting public meetings, notifying adjacent land owners of land use actions, holding meetings in different locations in the community and by actively informing citizens of planning issues and how they can participate.
Members of the Madras Planning Commission are volunteers who have a passion for planning and ensuring that Madras is a better place tomorrow than it is today. The Planning Commission is a decision-making body for many planning and development related decisions. They also use their planning expertise to make a recommendation to the Madras City Council on planning policy decisions that have community-wide impact. For example, the Planning Commission is the decision-making body for Conditional Use Permits, Subdivisions, and Variances, although they provide a recommendation to the Madras City Council on Zone Changes, text amendments to City ordinances, and changes to the Comprehensive Plan map or policies.
Adoption of the Madras Urban Reserve Area
Revisions to the Madras Zoning #723 (8-12), Subdivision #713 (8-11), and Sign ordinances #697 (8-9)
- Lot Area definition
- Provisions for Emergency Shelters
- Updates to Outdoor Lighting standards
Updates to the Madras Parks and Open Space Master Plan
Madras Streetscape Design Report
- Updated map of planned trails
- Established short-term-and-long-term goals for improving the commercial streetscape.