PLANNING DEPARTMENT

northeast corner of the admin building

 

WAYNE COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT

The Planning Department is charged with the implementation of the Wayne County Comprehensive Plan, "Tomorrow Together".  The 2007 Comprehensive Plan Audit was completed and effective May 16, 2007.

1997 WAYNE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Table of Contents
i Executive Summary
1 Introduction
2 Community Facilities and Services
3 Cultural Resources
4 Economic Development
5 Housing
6 Land Use Part 1
6 Land Use Part 2
7 Natural Resources
8 Population
9 Transportation
10 Utilities
11 Implementation
12 Glossary
13 Bibliography
14 Index
List of Maps
Land Use maps
Natural Resources Maps
Case Study
Land Use Plan
Thoroughfare Plan
Wastewater Facilities Future Needs
Water Facilities Future Needs
 
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AUDIT

The Wayne County Planning Department is responsible for the enforcement of the Subdivision Regulations, and Floodplain Resolution for the unincorporated areas of Wayne County.  Variances, Major Allotments and Common Access Drive proposals are reviewed by the Wayne County Planning Commission at their regularly scheduled meetings. 

SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS
FLOOD PLAIN RESOLUTION

The Commission is an eleven-member board consisting of the three county commissioners or their alternates and eight members appointed by the county commissioners. 

PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS
PLANNING COMMISSION 2017 MEETING SCHEDULE

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has floodplain maps on line and enables searches by an address for the applicable floodplain map. The Ohio EPA (OEPA) provides information on both water and sewage treatment facilities. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) provides information on the communities with floodplain programs and the contact information / Regulations for waterways and wetlands as well as permit information for our area can be found at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website for the Huntington District Office.

FEMA WEBSITE
OHIO EPA WEBSITE
ODNR WEBSITE
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

A web based underground mine locator is available on-line. The underground mine locator will identify any known abandoned underground mine by street address or by interactive map.

WEB BASED UNDERGROUND MINE LOCATOR

The first step for submission to the Planning Commission is review by the Technical Review Committee.

TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE APPLICATION
TECHNICAL REVIEW 2017 MEETING SCHEDULE
 

RURAL ENTERPRISE ZONE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS

The Planning Department works with the Rural Enterprise Zone program for the unincorporated areas and the villages in the County.  Compliance with the tax incentive agreements is reviewed annually.  A list of current Wayne County tax incentive agreements is available at the State of Ohio web site. Questions about the program and the county policies should be directed to the Wayne Economic Development Council, 330-264-2411.

STATE RURAL ENTERPRIZE ZONE LIST FOR WAYNE COUNTY

The Department works on a variety of projects at the discretion of the Board of County Commissioners including Community Development Block Grants such as the Formula Allocation, Community Housing Improvement programs, and the Revolving Loan Fund.  We are working with Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County on bike trail projects and with the Wayne County Airport on Airport Improvement projects.  Other projects include Scenic Byways for Wayne County, Agricultural Security Areas, the State of Ohio Agricultural Easement Protection program, and Ohio Public Works grant projects.

Please feel free to contact us at planning@wayneohio.org if you have questions or need additional information.
 

AGRICULTURAL SECURITY AREA

Ohio's Agricultural Security Area (ASA) legislation permits one or more landowners to request from county commissioners and township trustees to enroll at least 500 acres of contiguous farmland in the unincorporated area of the county into an ASA for 10 years. ASA's are voluntary; locally controlled; incentive-based; and respect private property rights.

ASA's provide certain benefits to farmers, including protecting against non-farm development, assembling a critical mass of land to help keep farming viable, and providing a new local tax benefit for investment in new agricultural real property. They are not designed to stop development, but to protect farmland by creating special areas where agriculture is encouraged and protected.

On April 26, 2006 the Board of Commissioners adopted policies and procedures for Security Areas in Wayne County. The State of ASA application is available for your use.  Wayne County charges a $40 fee at the time of application submission.

SECURITY AREAS IN WAYNE COUNTY, COMMISSIONERS POLICY
STATE OF OHIO ASA APPLICATION
 
Interested landowners please contact us at planning@wayneohio.org
 
Planning Commission Agenda for January 13, 2016   (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from November 4, 2015.

Year End Statistics for 2015

 
Planning Commission Agenda for February 10, 2016   (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from January 13, 2016.
 
Planning Commission Agenda for April 13, 2016   (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from February 10, 2016.
Planning Commission Meeting May Cancellation Notice     The May 11th Planning Commission Meeting is cancelled.  
 
The June 8, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting has been CANCELLED.
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday:  July 13, 2016.
 
Planning Commission Agenda for July 13, 2016   (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from April 13, 2016.
 
Planning Commission Agenda for August 8, 2016   (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from July 13, 2016.
 
Planning Commission Agenda for September 7, 2016 (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from August 10, 2016.
 
Planning Commission Agenda for October 12, 2016 (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from September 9, 2016.
 
Planning Commission Agenda for November 9, 2016 (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from October 12, 2016.
 
Planning Commission Agenda for December 14, 2016 (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from November 9, 2016.
 
Planning Commission Agenda for February 8, 2017 (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from December 14, 2016.
 
Planning Commission Agenda for March 8, 2017 (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from February 8, 2017.
 
Planning Commission Agenda for May 10, 2017 (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from April 12, 2017.
 
Planning Commission Agenda for June 14, 2017 (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from May 10, 2017.
 
Planning Commission Agenda for July 12, 2017 (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from June 14, 2017.
 
Planning Commission Agenda for August 9, 2017 (Please let us know if you will not be able to attend, thank you.)
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Draft from July 12, 2017.
 

Thank you,

Betsy Sparr

 

Planning Department Contacts:

Betsy Sparr, Director
Email: bsparr@wayneohio.org

Lisa Johnson, Assistant Director
Email: ljohnson@wayneohio.org

Trevor Hunt, Senior Planner
Email: thunt@wayneohio.org

Flo Bracken, Secretary
Email: planning@wayneohio.org

330-287-5420