Planning Commission

Meeting Times


1st Monday every month at 5:30pm

Location


Henry L. Brown Municipal Building
1 Grand Street
Coldwater, MI 49036
City Council Chamber

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following the approval. 

View most recent agendas and minutes.


Members


  • Aloha Miller, Chair
    Term: November, 1991 - May, 2018
  • Charles Bauschard
    Term: December, 2010 - May, 2018
  • Jessika Cole
    Term: September, 2013 - May, 2019
  • Aaron Garn
    Term: May, 2011 - May, 2018
  • Thomas Kramer, Mayor
    Term: November, 2011 - November, 2017 (Term is same as Mayor's.)
  • Maureen Petzko
    Term: November, 1999 - April, 2018 (Council member appointment is made annually.)
  • R. David Rumsey
    Term December, 2011 - May, 2020
  • Christopher Stevens
    Term: April, 2009 - May, 2019
  • Alan Swain
    Term: November, 1994 - May, 2020 (Non-Resident Member)

Term Length


Commissioner term for the Planning Commission is 3 years.

Overview


The City of Coldwater Planning Commission serves as an advisory group of the city. The commission administers the Coldwater Comprehensive Plan that sets forth the policies, guidelines and land use designations for long-range development of the city. As new trends are recognized and priorities change, it is the responsibility of the Planning Commission to propose changes to the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance that will further promote the public health, safety and welfare of the community.

The Planning Commission also reviews all:
  • Development Site Plans
  • Lot Splits
  • Rezoning Requests
  • Special Use Permits
  • Subdivision Plats

Application Deadline


Special Use Permit and Zoning Text Amendment / Change of Zoning Map Amendments are due three weeks in advance of the meeting to be considered to allow for proper notification in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.
Site Plan Review applications are due two weeks in advance of the meeting at which they are to be considered.

Contact Information & Communications


All applications may be submitted to the attenting of the Planning and Zoning Administrator at the Neighborhood Services Department window. For more information please contact Dean Walrack, at 517-279-6926 or dwalrack@coldwater.org.