Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Meetings


  • 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month
  • City Council Chambers
    101 Oak Street
    Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Members

Name
Date Appointed
Term Expires
Mike Walker June 2014 June 2021
Craig Barwick May 2017 June 2021
Matthew Winters - Vice-Chairman October 2010 June 2021
Mike Smith - Secretary May 2017 June 2021
Todd Sittig - Chairman February 2011 June 2020
Mark Long June 2012 June 2020
Lucy Wheeler June 2015 June 2019
Archie "Len" Morse August 2013 June 2018
Rita Schalk June 2014 June 2018
Voting Council Member Mayor Ed DeGaris  
Voting Council Member Mayor Pro Tem Susan McVey    
City Representative Jerry Lawson    

Overview


The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of 12 members including the Mayor, a City Council member selected by the Council and an engineer or other City official. The remainder of the Commission is comprised of citizen members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Citizen members serve four-year terms.  The Commission meets on the second and fourth Mondays in the City Council Chambers.

Responsibilities


City ordinances give the Commission the responsibility for recommending the zoning of all real property within the corporate limits of the city. Decisions made by the Commission are guided by the Comprehensive Master Plan of the City of Poplar Bluff. This document had a major revision in 1991 and is updated periodically. Work toward another major revision is currently underway.

Zoning Requests


Any person who owns property in Poplar Bluff may request a change in the zoning of their property for good cause. The Commission studies the proposal and makes a recommendation to the City Council who makes the final decision regarding any zoning request.


Land Use and Zoning Requirements


There are three general zoning designations; residential, commercial and industrial. Within each type of zone there are also various uses available to property owners within each district. Specific information regarding land use and zoning requirements can be obtained from the Planning Office at 101 Oak Street in Poplar Bluff or by calling (573) 686-8615.