The Board of Adjustment is a five member panel appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. This Board meets to interpret the City regulations when there is a dispute; hear and decide on appeals in the case of alleged errors concerning decisions made by the Zoning Administration in the enforcement of the regulations; hear and decide on applications in the case of use and area variances; hear and decide upon applications for legal non-conforming use or area certificates; undertake other responsibilities required by the Board of Aldermen.
The board meets at City Hall on the fourth Tuesday of each month on an as needed basis at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.
Mike McFadden Chairman
Carl Calcara Vice Chairman
Lisa Morse Roush
Dave Hokanson Alternate
Dean Martin Alternate
JR Meinders Alternate
The Planning and Zoning Commission has seven members including the Mayor and a member of the Board of Aldermen. The Commission reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Aldermen concerning zoning and subdivision issues, including site plan and plat submittals, amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, conditional use permit requests, and other duties as may be assigned by State law and/or the Board of Aldermen.
The Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month on as needed basis at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.
Dave Cooley Chairman
Jerry Frazier Vice Chairman
Commissioner Kymberli Cutler
Commissioner Pattee Beets
Commissioner David Tillema
Commissioner James Goetz
Alderman Doug Carlson
If you plan to locate your business or build your house in the City of Lake Lotawana, you must have the approval of the Zoning Administrator. Download the Land Development Regulations above for detailed instructions (221 pages). For additional information about site planning requirements and zoning, please contact the Planning and Zoning Administrator at City Hall 816-578-4215.
Land Development Regulations Purpose and Intent
Please note that this document is subject to revisions at any time.
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This application is required for all proposed residential and commercial developments, proposed zoning changes, conditional use applications, administrative appeals, annexation requests, and plat/construction plan submittals.
We have a Planning & Zoning Commission and a Board of Adjustment. These two groups work together to ensure that our City zoning and subdivision issues, site plans, permit requests, plat submittals, disputes, appeals and hearings are taken care of in the best interest of the Residents and the City.