PLANNING DEPARTMENT

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WAYNE COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT

 

The Planning 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 2018 MEETING SCHEDULE
PLANNING COMMISSION 2019 MEETING SCHEDULE
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING AGENDAS AND MINUTES
 
 

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2018-2019 Comprehensive Plan Update

 

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Links to Past Plans

 

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The Planning Department is charged with the implementation of the Wayne County Comprehensive Plan, "Tomorrow Together". 

 

SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS

The Wayne County Planning Department is responsible for the enforcement of the Subdivision Regulations 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. 

 

TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

The first step for submission to the Planning Commission is review by the Technical Review Committee (TRC). The TRC is a one stop shop for subdivision review, consisting of: Wayne County Planning Department, Wayne County Health Department, Soil and Water Conservation District, Wayne County Building Codes Department, Wayne County Engineer and the Map Office. 

TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE APPLICATION
TECHNICAL REVIEW 2018 MEETING SCHEDULE
TECHNICAL REVIEW 2019 MEETING SCHEDULE
 

FLOOD PLAIN REVIEW

The Wayne County Planning Department is responsible for the enforcement of Floodplain Resolution for the unincorporated areas of Wayne County.  
 
RURAL ENTERPRISE ZONE

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

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

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.

 

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. Interested landowners please contact us at thunt@wayneohio.org

SECURITY AREAS IN WAYNE COUNTY, COMMISSIONERS POLICY
STATE OF OHIO ASA APPLICATION 
 
 
Other Resources:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has floodplain maps on line and enables searches by an address for the applicable floodplain map.  

FEMA WEBSITE
 
The Ohio EPA (OEPA) provides information on both water and sewage treatment facilities.
OHIO EPA WEBSITE
 
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) provides information on the communities with floodplain programs and the contact information.
ODNR WEBSITE
 
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.
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
 

Planning Department Contacts:

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or need additional information.

Trevor Hunt, Director
Email: thunt@wayneohio.org

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

Pete Wearstler, Planner
Email: pwearstler@wayneohio.org

Heather Arnold, Secretary
Email: harnold@wayneohio.org

330-287-5420