The City's Development Services Counter will be closed on Thursday, April 19th and Friday, April 20th. Staff in the Planning and Community Development Department, Public Works Department, Fire Department and others will spend the two days mapping
development review processes and identifying
“Staff in our development-related departments presently spend a majority of
their time reviewing development submittals and project plans, with limited
time to work on process improvement,” stated Christopher Looney, Planning and
Community Development Director. “This is an opportunity to spend two days
focused solely on improving our processes.”
City’s Development Services Counter is located at City Hall where residents and
developers apply for building permits. When permits are applied for, whether it
is for a home addition, large-scale residential subdivision, commercial
project, etc., architectural drawings and engineered plans are submitted to the
City. City staff then review the plans against rules and regulations found in
building and safety codes, fire codes, electric codes, zoning ordinances,
platting ordinances, etc.
the years, the development community has requested that the City have a
consistent, dependable review process so they can better plan their
operations,” said Public Works Director Greg Malatek. “These meetings, with
City staff from all departments involved in the development process, will look
for redundancies and ways to improve our process to meet those needs.”
need to be updated to keep pace with the rapid growth of our community,” Looney
noted. “We will be reviewing plan routing sequences, staff responsibilities,
technological enhancements, turn-around times, performance metrics, and contract
services for third party review. Our goal is faster cycle times for quality
plan submissions and we are looking forward to providing our customers these
the Development Services counter will be closed on April 19th and 20th, the
rest of City Hall and all other city services will remain open. Messages for
staff in the associated departments may be left at their email addresses or on
their voicemail. For more details, or if you have any questions, email Mr.
Looney at email@example.com, or Mr.
Malatek at firstname.lastname@example.org.