Planning and Zoning Commission Vacancy
Due to a recent vacancy, the City of Peosta has an opening on our Planning and Zoning Commission.
The city has basic requirements for membership on the commission, that include 4 of the 5 members be a resident of Peosta. The additional member of the commission may be a resident of the area outside the city over which the zoning jurisdiction of the city has been extended. This area is a 2-mile perimeter. Also, the city strives to make sure that we have a gender balance, so we are in accordance with the State of Iowa Code that is outlined below.
Responsibilities vary from reviewing preliminary and finals plats, rezoning requests to ensure that the city is adhering to our Comprehensive and future land plans. You need not have any experience in these areas as there are seasoned members and staff that will guide you through each issue that is brought before the commission.
The window for this opening will be 90-days starting on June 23, 2022, afterward, the mayor will appoint the most qualified individual to complete the vacancies term, which is April 1, 2026.
This is an exciting time for the City of Peosta with the rapid growth of both residential and commercial development for you to become involved with the city, so give me a call at 563-556-8755 if you’re interested in learning more or would like to be considered for an appointment to the commission.
1. All appointive boards, commissions, committees, and councils of the state established by the Code, if not otherwise provided by law, shall be gender balanced. No person shall be appointed or reappointed to any board, commission, committee, or council established by the Code if that appointment or reappointment would cause the number of members of the board, commission, committee, or council of one gender to be greater than one-half the membership of the board, commission, committee, or council plus one if the board, commission, committee, or council is composed of an odd number of members. If the board, commission, committee, or council is composed of an even number of members, not more than one-half of the membership shall be of one gender. If there are multiple appointing authorities for a board, commission, committee, or council, they shall consult each other to avoid a violation of this section.
2. All appointive boards, commissions, committees, and councils of a political subdivision of the state that are established by the Code, if not otherwise provided by law, shall be gender balanced as provided by subsection 1 unless the political subdivision has made a good faith effort to appoint a qualified person to fill a vacancy on a board, commission, committee, or council in compliance with subsection 1 for a period of three months but has been unable to make a compliant appointment. In complying with the requirements of this subsection, political subdivisions shall utilize a fair and unbiased method of selecting the best qualified applicants. This subsection shall not prohibit an individual whose term expires prior to January 1, 2012, from being reappointed even though the reappointment continues an inequity in gender balance.
The City of Peosta has an opening on our Board of Adjustments (BOA) for a five-year term. The BOA meets on an as needed basis to review the following:
Appeals From Administrative Official: To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of any ordinance adopted pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 414, as such may be amended from time to time.
Conditional Uses: To hear and decide applications for conditional use permits upon which such board is required to pass under the provisions of this title.
Variances: To authorize upon appeal in specific cases such variance from the bulk regulation provisions of this title, parking and sign requirements of this title as will not be contrary to the public interest, where owing to special conditions a literal enforcement of these provisions will result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of these provisions shall be observed, and substantial justice done.
Special Exceptions: To hear and decide applications for special exceptions to the terms of this title, in accordance with the general regulations of the zone in which the property is located and specific standards contained herein.
Please contact City Hall at 563-556-8755 for more information
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The following roads will be closed during the length of the parade: Kapp Dr, Peosta Street (from Kapp drive to Burds road, Burds Road, Peosta Community Pkwy, Bryn Drive, and Belo Dr.
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