Planning & Zoning

The Cassopolis Planning Commission consists of five (5) members appointed by the Village Council who serve three-year staggered terms. The Planning Commission meets as needed on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The Annual Meeting is held in March.

Planning Commission Members: Term Expires:
Lisa Cutting (Chair) 03/2019
Julie Hartman (Vice Chair) 03/2020
Shakara Blount (Secretary) 03/2018
Mary McFarland 03/2020
Katherine Yoder (Council Representative) 03/2019

The Planning Commission is established under state law to develop and administer the master land use plan (Comprehensive Plan). The Comprehensive Plan governs the way in which land may be used around the Village, and the Planning Commission utilizes a series of rules and regulations, as well as review processes, to ensure that land use is carried out in a way that provides for the orderly and efficient provision of public goods (water, sewer, roads, public parks, public safety, etc.).

The Comprehensive Plan was last updated in August 2006. This plan needs to be updated every five (5) years. An update can be as simple as a periodic review and a reaffirmation of this plan or may be as extensive as a major rewrite. The Zoning Ordinance was last updated on August 25, 1997. This is the body of rules and regulations that reflect the Comprehensive Plan.

How members are selected – The Village President, subject to approval by the Village Council, selects members for staggered three-year terms (3) year terms.


Zoning Board of Appeals

The Cassopolis Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), also consists of five (5) members appointed by the Village Council who serve three-year staggered terms. The Zoning Board of Appeals meets as needed on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

ZBA Members: Term Expires:
Ray Strome (Chair) 03/2019
Robert Collins 03/2020
Frank Williams, Jr. 03/2020
Jeri Weston 03/2018
Geraldine Sims 03/2019

Member are selected in the same manner as the Planning Commission.