Boards & Commissions

Planning & Zoning Commission

The Planning & Zoning Commission consists of seven (7) members/residents who are appointed by the Mayor. The Commission reviews all the changes to the Comprehensive Plan of the City of Walcott including rezonings, preliminary and final plats, and site plans. In addition to reviewing the proposals, the Commission makes recommendations to the Council for approval, approval with conditions, or denial. The Commission meets as needed, on the second Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall and is chaired by Mike Byington. Other board members are: Lon Warnecke, Trish Moses, Bernard Brus, Christine Thompson, Leah Patton, and Tom Sweeney. The Zoning Administrator oversees the functions of planning, zoning, subdivision, plan review, and land use for the City of Walcott. Visit the Planning & Zoning page for more information.

Zoning Board of Adjustment

Referred to as “ZBA”. The Zoning Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body authorized by the State of Iowa and the Walcott City Code to interpret and give exceptions to the zoning code. Such exceptions include variances and special use permits. Additionally, the ZBA hears and decides any appeals of the decision of the Zoning Administrator. The ZBA is composed of five residents of the City of Walcott and is appointed by the City Council for a five year term. The Zoning Board of Adjustments meets at such times and as frequently as such Board may determine necessary. Board members are: Brent Arp, Jason Holdorf, Kristal Koberg-Schaefer, Sandy Liebbe, and Larry Snyder.

 

Parks & Recreation Board

Wescott Park Playground Visit our Parks page for information on our parks!

The Park Board is composed of five residents of the City of Walcott and is appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the Council, for overlapping five year terms. The Park and Recreation Board meets as needed on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall and is chaired by Brian Mengler. Other board members are: Danielle Blake, Mike Clayton, Bridget Geigle, and Virgil Lund.

 

Interested in serving on a board or commission? Please contact our City Clerk, Lisa Rickertsen .