Community Development

The Community Development Department is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Village’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Subdivision Ordinance, Zoning Ordinance, Sign Ordinance, Building Code, and Ordinances pertaining to stormwater management. Staff within the Community Development Division primarily manage building permits, planning and zoning, code enforcement, and engineering projects.

The Community Development Director serves to administer and manage the programs and employees who serve in this Division while also acting as the Village’s Building Commissioner and Zoning Administrator.

Janine Farrell, Community Development Director,

The Planner is the staff liaison to the Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals and reviews projects for Zoning and Sign Ordinance compliance. All questions and inquiries regarding Plan Commission cases or zoning regulations should be directed to the Planner.

Ella Stern, Planner,

The Permit Technicians are responsible for processing building permit applications, providing building information to the public, coordinating plan review and inspection services, and administration of the Village’s permit system. Plan reviews and inspections for building permits are done by outside contractors. All questions and inquiries regarding plan reviews, inspections, and other related questions should be directed to the Permit Technicians.

Jenny Luecke, Permit Technician,
Joyce Stutz, Permit Technician,

The Development Engineer is responsible for engineering aspects related to development requests, such as grading, drainage, and other technical reviews. In addition, they oversee the creation and implementation of many Village infrastructure projects such as the annual road program. All engineering inquiries should be directed to the Development Engineer.

Jim Miedema, Development Engineer,

The Development Technician is primarily responsible for code enforcement activities in the Village, including violations of the Property Maintenance, Building, and Stormwater Ordinances. All questions regarding active code violations should be directed to the Development Technician. To submit a request for action, please click here.