Planning & Zoning Commission

Purpose and Duties
The purposes of the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) are as follows:

  • To implement the goals and policies of the Avon Comprehensive Plan;
  • To guide and accomplish a coordinated, adjusted and harmonious development of the Town and its environs, that will, in accordance with present and future needs, best promote health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity, quality of life and general welfare, as well as efficiency and economy in the process of development, including, among other things, adequate provision for traffic, the promotion of safety from fire, flood waters and other dangers, adequate provision for light and air, the promotion of healthful and convenient distribution of population, the promotion of good civic design and arrangement, wise and efficient expenditure of public funds and the adequate provision of public utilities and other public requirements;
  • To promote health and general welfare; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding or inefficient use of land; to avoid undue concentration or dispersal of population; and to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks and other public requirements;
  • To preserve the natural beauty of the Town's site and setting; to prevent indiscriminate clearing of property, removal of trees and earth-moving; and to attain the objectives set out in the Development Code through design review of the exterior design of all new structures and property development and additions to all existing structures and property development.

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Design Review Board Purpose and Duties

The PZC also serves as a Design Review Board for the Town. The purposes of the PZC when acting as the design review board are as follows:

  • To ensure that the architectural design of vertical structures and their materials and colors conform with the Town's overall appearance, with surrounding development if appropriate, with natural and existing landforms, with the standards identified in the Development Code and with officially approved development plans, if any, for the areas in which the structures are proposed to be located;
  • To ensure that the location and configuration of vertical structures, including signs and signage, are contextually appropriate to their sites and with surrounding sites and structures if appropriate and that the structures and signage conform to the requirements of the Development Code;
  • To ensure that plans for the landscaping of property and open spaces conform with the rules and regulations as prescribed by the Town and to provide appropriate settings for vertical structures on the same site and on adjoining and nearby sites as determined by the Development Code; and
  • To prevent excessive or unsightly grading of property that could cause disruption of natural watercourses or scar natural landforms.

Members and Terms
The PZC is composed of seven (7) members appointed by Town Council for a two (2) year term. The current Planning Commissioners and their respective terms are:

Olivia Cook  | Term Expires May 2025
William Glaner  |  Term Expires May 2024
Brad Christianson  |  Term Expires May 2025
Kevin Hyatt  |  Term Expires May 2024
Thomas Schaefer | Term Expires May 2024
Anthony Sekinger  |  Term Expires May 2025