In 1972, the Washington County Quorum Court, under the authority granted by the State, formed the Washington County Planning Board.
Purpose of the Planning Board
The primary responsibility of the Planning Board is to prepare plans, ordinances, and recommendations regarding land planning matters for the consideration of the Quorum Court. If the recommended ordinances are adopted by the Quorum Court, the Planning Board is responsible for administering them. The Planning Board, therefore, reviews land development proposals in the county to ensure they comply with the requirements specified in the adopted ordinances.
Membership on the Planning Board
The Planning Board consists of 6 voting members and a chairman. All are appointed by the County Judge and confirmed by the Quorum Court. The 7 members are county residents.
Meetings of the Planning Board
The Planning Board meets at 5:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, excluding holidays. Meetings take place in the Quorum Court Room, in the new Courthouse, located at 280 N. College; they are open to the public. Developments to be placed on the meeting agenda must be submitted to the Planning Office approximately 3 weeks prior to the meeting date. A schedule of the submittal dates may be obtained from the Planning Office.