Planning Department

Next Meetings...

 

Date

Time

Location

 

Development Review Committee

Webpage

Nov. 14

9:00 am 

Planning Dept. Conference Room

Agenda

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission will not convene at their scheduled meeting on November 17, 2014

 

Webpage

Dec. 15

7:00 pm

Commission Chamber

Agenda

 

 

Mission

The mission of the Planning Department is to assist the Board of Commissioners in planning orderly growth and development, insuring that development guidelines and regulations are followed in the establishment of subdivisions, commercial developments and zoning areas; and its main functions include overseeing operations of the Planning Commission, the Development Review Committee and related ordinances and documents.

Services

The Planning Department staff provides daily services available to the public such as adminstrative plat review and approval, zoning verification, and answering general development, zoning and compliance inquiries. The Planning Department retains comprehensive records of rezoning, variance, and project information which are available for inspection or duplication upon request. 

Responsibilities

The Oconee County Planning Commission is a joint endeavor between Oconee County and the cities of Bishop, Bogart, North High Shoals and Watkinsville. Started in the 1960s, the Commission currently has twelve members – eight appointed by the Oconee County Board of Commissioners and one appointed by each city's Mayor and Council.

The Commission reviews rezone and special use requests and forwards their recommendation to the appropriate elected body depending on jurisdiction.

Planning Commission meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. in the Board of Commissioners Chambers or in Courtroom #1 in the Oconee County Courthouse on the third Monday of each month. Agendas are published in the Oconee Enterprise on the Thursday 2 weeks prior to each meeting and are available on the County web site. Information for requests scheduled for consideration by the Board of Commissioners or the Planning Commission are published on the County web site on Thursday prior to the scheduled meeting. 

Contact

B.R. White, Director of Planning & Code Enforcement
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Brad Callender, Planner
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Sandy Weinel, P.E., Development Project Engineer
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Deanna Ruark, DRC Coordinator
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P.O. Box 145
22 North Main Street, Building A
Watkinsville, Georgia 30677

Phone: 706-769-3910 
Fax: 706-769-2901

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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