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The Planning Commission acts on requests to subdivide land into two or more parcels; provides recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding zoning/rezoning; addresses land use and other matters referred to it by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners; and develops, evaluates and makes revisions to the City’s Comprehensive Development Plan per State requirements. The authority of the Planning Commission derives from Delaware Code, Chapter 7, Title 22. Chapter 51 of the City Code establishes the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is primarily responsible for ensuring that the provisions of City Code Chapter 236 - Subdivision of Land are complied with and are in accord with Chapter 270 - Zoning. Membership is by appointment by the Board of Commissioners. The Planning Commission has nine members. Term of office is three years. The Planning Commission meets on the second Friday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at City Hall.
For more information on this commission, please contact Ms. Ann Womack, City Secretary at (302) 227-6181 or at [email protected]