Planning & Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission serves as an advisory body to the Board of Aldermen on planning and zoning matters. The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of nine members who serve without compensation and include the Mayor, a member of the Board of Aldermen, and seven residents of the City appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. The term of each citizen member is for four years.

For more information, email the Department of Community Development or call 636-625-7936. If you are interested in volunteering on a board or commission, visit the Committees/Boards page.


Name Term Expires
Pearson Buell, Chairman December 31, 2023
Tom O'Connor, Vice Chairman December 31, 2022
Rhonda Ferrett December 31, 2022
Glen Heiman December 31, 2024
Brian McKinney December 31, 2023
Ken Spoden December 31, 2025 
Judith Westermann December 31, 2023
Jason Law, Mayor April 2025
Chris Hinkle, Alderman April 2025


The Planning and Zoning Commission meets on the first Thursday of each month, and the application deadline is 35 days before the meeting date. For most application types, the Planning and Zoning makes a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen for final approval. Applications heard by the Planning and Zoning Commission are normally presented to the Board of Aldermen for consideration on the third Monday of the same month.

Application Deadline
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
Board of Aldermen Meeting
Thursday, October 28, 2021Thursday, December 02, 2021Monday, December 20, 2021
Thursday, December 02, 2021Thursday, January 06, 2022Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Thursday, December 30, 2021Thursday, February 03, 2022Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Thursday, January 27, 2022Thursday, March 03, 2022Monday, March 21, 2022
Thursday, March 03, 2022Thursday, April 07, 2022Monday, April 18, 2022
Thursday, March 31, 2022Thursday, May 05, 2022Monday, May 16, 2022
Thursday, April 28, 2022Thursday, June 02, 2022Monday, June 20, 2022
Thursday, June 02, 2022Thursday, July 07, 2022Monday, July 18, 2022
Thursday, June 30, 2022Thursday, August 04, 2022Monday, August 15, 2022
Thursday, July 28, 2022Thursday, September 01, 2022Monday, September 19, 2022
Thursday, September 01, 2022Thursday, October 06, 2022Monday, October 17, 2022
Thursday, September 29, 2022Thursday, November 03, 2022Monday, November 21, 2022
Thursday, October 27, 2022Thursday, December 01, 2022Monday, December 19, 2022


Certain land uses and development activities require prior approval by the City. Click here for application-specific requirements such as applicability, preapplication meetings, application submission and handling, staff review and action, notice and public hearings, review and decision-making bodies, and post-decision actions and limitations. Refer to the Summary Table of Application Procedures for an overview of all application types.

Preapplication Meetings

No application for zoning map amendment, major preliminary plat, master plan or and major site plan shall be submitted or accepted prior to completing the required preapplication staff and neighborhood meetings. Refer to Section 405.030 of the Municipal Code for additional information. Preapplication staff meetings may be requested through the Citizen Serve portal


Application fees are specified in Section 135.100 of the Municipal Code.

Apply Now

Once you've gathered everything needed for your application and registered on the Citizen Serve portal you can apply and pay your application fees online.


Agendas and meeting packets are available prior each meeting. Minutes are available following approval and the next regularly scheduled meeting. View agendas and minutes

Current public hearing notices are available here.