Appointed Boards

Planning and Zoning Commission

The Pottawattamie County Planning and Zoning Commission is made up of citizens appointed by the Board Of Supervisors to a 5-year term. The majority of the Commissioners reside in the unincorporated areas of the County. The Zoning Commission recommends to the Board of Supervisors amendment supplements, changes or modifications to the zoning and subdivision ordinances, as well as the Land Use Plan. Chapter 8.098 of the Pottawattamie County, Iowa Code delineates the zoning amendment procedure and how the Commission interacts with the Board of Supervisors, in addition to the provisions in the Code of Iowa which govern their actions.

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets monthly, if they have pending applications. Typically the Commission’s meetings are scheduled for the third Monday of the month.

Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Zoning Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board made up of 5 citizens appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a 5-year term. The majority of the Board of Adjustment members reside in the unincorporated area of the County. The Board of Adjustment hears requests for variances, conditional uses and appeal of administrative decisions. The Board of Adjustment decisions are final and must be appeal to District Court within 30-days of the written decision. They are governed by provisions of the Code of Iowa and the Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Code, in Chapter 8.096.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets monthly, if they have pending applications. Typically the Board’s meetings are scheduled for the 4th Thursday of the month.

Board of Appeals

The Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Board of Appeals is made up of Citizens appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a 5-year term. The Board of Appeals hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the Building Official or designee relative to the application and interpretation of the adopted Codes. The Building Official or designee shall be an ex-officio member of and shall act as Secretary to the Board of Appeals but shall have no vote on any matter. The members are chosen from residents of Pottawattamie County of which three of the members general or home building contractors and two of the members have a good understanding of building construction with preference given to architects and engineers. The Board of Appeals acts in an advisory capacity to the County Supervisors in regard to the adopted codes, construction, development requirements and related matters of interest to the County. They are governed by provisions of the Code of Iowa and the Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Code, in Chapter 10.011.

The Board of Appeals meets monthly, if needed. Typically the Board’s meetings are scheduled for the 4th Thursday of the month.

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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

The Alert Iowa system serves all residents within Pottawattamie County and it's Communities.

The Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency has implemented The Alert Iowa system, a high-speed notification solution and Weather Warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses.

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