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Planning & Zoning Commission

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November 1, 2016
September 6, 2016
July 19, 2016
April 5, 2016
January 19, 2016

2015
December 1, 2015
November 3, 2015
October 6, 2015
September 1, 2015
July 14, 2015
June 2, 2015
May 5, 2015
April 7, 2015
March 3, 2015
February 3, 2015
January 6, 2015

The Commission currently has no vacancies.

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Works sessions or special meetings are usually scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month. All meetings and records of the Commission are open to the public. The Commission is composed of seven volunteer residents appointed by the City Council for staggered terms of three years. All commission members must live within The City of Seward. The Council also meets in an annual joint work session with the commission in March to address areas of mutual concern.

The Commission performs the following duties:

  • Interprets the provisions of the Zoning Code and makes compliance determinations when requested by Administration;
  • Reviews and acts upon requests for variance permits, conditional use permits and other matters requiring consideration under the Seward Zoning Code;
  • Reviews the city comprehensive plan on an annual basis, conducts a minimum of one public hearing and forwards recommendations to the Council for consideration;
  • Promotes public interest and understanding of comprehensive planning, platting, zoning, land management and other issues relating to community planning and development;
  • Acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council regarding the Zoning Code, the comprehensive plan, official zoning map, official land use plan map and other duties as requested by the City Council; and
  • Acts in an advisory capacity to the borough planning commission regarding subdivision plat proposals; right-of-way and easement vacation petitions; borough comprehensive plan and coastal zone management plan development, updates and amendments; and city comprehensive plan amendments not otherwise delegated to The City of Seward.

Planning & Zoning Commission Members

Cindy Ecklund, Chair
Phone: 907-224-6895


Gary Seese
Phone: 907-224-6826


Martha Fleming, Vice Chair

Phone: 907-224-9070


Tom Swann
Phone: 907-362-3380


Margaret Anderson
Phone: 907-224-5571


Craig Ambrosiani
Phone: 907-362-3169


David Carlton
Phone: 206-687-3370


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