Planning & Zoning Commission

The P&Z is comprised of six commissioners and a Chairman appointed by the City Council.  All commissioners are appointed to serve a two year term, in alternating years. The Commission meets once a month on the first Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.  

The P&Z acts as an advisory board to the City Council in matters relating to zoning; public improvements; civic improvements; City planning; traffic patterns; public utilities; development of regulatory ordinances; annexations; and such other matters related to City improvements as the Commission and Council may deem beneficial to the City. 

Individuals must be residents of the City of Decatur, own property in the City of Decatur or own a business in the City of Decatur and possess a basic understanding or knowledge of Zoning and Land Use principles.

If you have an interest in applying for a vacant position on the Planning & Zoning Commission, please click here to apply online.

If you have any questions, please email Planning Director Dedra Ragland @ dragland@decaturtx.org

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Commissioners

 
  • Chairman - Cecil LeMond
  • Vice-Chairman - Vacant
  • Commissioner - Terry Berube
  • Commissioner - Will Klose
  • Commissioner - John Lanier
  • Commissioner - Eileen Cross
  • Commissioner - Mason Woodruff
  • Commissioner - Shelby Hicks

The Planning and Zoning Commission is created to act as an advisory board to the Council in matters relating to the physical development of the City. The Commission is expected to advise the Council on matters relating to zoning; public improvements; civic improvements; City planning; opening, widening, and changing of streets; routing of public utilities; controlling and regulating traffic upon the public streets and ways of the City; development of regulatory ordinances; annexation proposals/plans; and such other matters related to City improvements as the Commission and Council may deem beneficial to the City. The specifically delegated duties of the Commission shall be as follows:

(a)  Recommend a comprehensive master plan.

(b)  Conduct periodic reviews of the City's comprehensive master plan and its component elements.

(c)  Hold required public hearings on any proposed changes to the zoning plan, map, and ordinances of the City in the furtherance of the City's comprehensive master plan.

(d)  Conduct appropriate hearings on any proposals for the subdivision/platting of land within the corporate limits of the City consistent with the City's plan components as an element of the review process. 

(e)  Hold such hearings as mandated by the Council on any proposals for annexation or for the development of capital improvement programs or plans.