A Zoning Text Amendment was approved and recommended to the legislative bodies at the March 21st Planning Commission meeting. Click here to see the proposed changes. Changes include regulations for medical cannabis, allowing digital billboards, specifying locations for EV charging stations, manufactured home definitions, adding enclosed self-storage as a separate type, allowing flexible signage options for developments and others. The legislative bodies will consider the changes over the next few months.
Our meetings are at the Warren County Courthouse Fiscal Court Room, 429 East 10th Avenue unless otherwise noted. Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment meetings will be available live on our YouTube Channel and on cable channel 195. To view meeting information select/hover over Boards then choose the appropriate board. On mobile devices and certain browsers, select the menu button at the top right, then the + to expand the boards sub-menu, then select the appropriate board.

 

Want to have a better understanding of local development processes? Click here to see informational guides on land use, planning and zoning. For information about local site plan and construction approval processes though the comprehensive development review (CDR) committee click Development Review above.

Social Media Updates

Upcoming Events

2 days ago

BikeWalk BG
The Harvard Medical School backs up the health benefits of walking. Here is your encouragement to get out on this sunny Earth Day!Of course, you probably know that any physical activity, including walking, is a boon to your overall health. But walking in particular comes with a host of benefits. Here's a list of five that may surprise you.1. Counteracts the effects of weight-promoting genes. Harvard researchers looked at 32 obesity-promoting genes in over 12,000 people to determine how much these genes actually contribute to body weight. Among the study participants who walked briskly for about an hour a day, the effects of those genes were cut in half.2. Helps tame a sweet tooth. A pair of studies from the University of Exeter found that a 15-minute walk can curb cravings for chocolate and even reduce the amount of chocolate you eat in stressful situations. And the latest research confirms that walking can reduce cravings and intake of a variety of sugary snacks.3. Reduces the risk of developing breast cancer. Researchers already know that any kind of physical activity blunts the risk of breast cancer. But an American Cancer Society study that zeroed in on walking found that women who walked seven or more hours a week had a 14% lower risk of breast cancer than those who walked three hours or fewer per week. And walking provided this protection even for the women with breast cancer risk factors, such as being overweight or using supplemental hormones.4. Eases joint pain. Several studies have found that walking reduces arthritis-related pain, and that walking five to six miles a week can even prevent arthritis from forming in the first place. Walking protects the joints — especially the knees and hips, which are most susceptible to osteoarthritis — by lubricating them and strengthening the muscles that support them.5. Boosts immune function. Walking can help protect you during cold and flu season. A study of over 1,000 men and women found that those who walked at least 20 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, had 43% fewer sick days than those who exercised once a week or less. And if they did get sick, it was for a shorter duration, and their symptoms were milder. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

5 days ago

BikeWalk BG
Join us tomorrow morning at 9am from Weldon Peete Park for a community bike ride! we'll ride around the greenways for a 1-3 mile option and a 10-mile ride for those looking to cruise around town. Register on our event page or show up no later than 8:45a to register in the morning. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

Online Payments

Online payments will be subject to processing charges of 3% per transaction in addition to our normal fees. Please make sure you have an invoice or have contacted our office prior to paying with a credit card.