Planning & Development Services Director: Roberta Grill
Building Director: Brian Goralski
The Planning & Development Services Department consists of Planning & Zoning; Building; and Code Enforcement.
Planning & Zoning Division -- staff in this divisionare responsible for residential, commercial, and industrial development projects, site plan reviews and comprehensive planning. They also enforce subdivision, zoning, and sign ordinances and issues permits for signs.
Building Division -- The Building Division provides safety inspections and regulations for all phases of construction in the Village. Staff enforces the provisions of adopted codes and issues permits for all building activities from decks, pools and driveways, to new commercial, existing commercial and residential buildings. The issuance of permits includes the review of all plans and specifications for Village code compliance, as well as the inspection of all phases of construction to assure that building and fire regulations are being met to protect the safety, health, and welfare of residents.
In addition, the Building Department, along with the fire district, conducts annual business life safety inspections. The department maintains records of all building-related issues and responds to questions about drainage and/or concerns presented by builders, attorneys, engineers, and citizens.The Building Department director is the insurance service officer for the Village and provide flood information to mortgage companies and realtors.
Code Enforcement Division -- Two full-time code enforcement officers are responsible for educating residents in property maintenance and enforcing health and safety ordinances in the Village. They also issue permits for amplifiers and home-based businesses (home occupations).
The Planning & Development Services Department also provides staff support to the Village Board, Plan Commission, and the Zoning Board of Appeals.