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Municipal Code


Municipal Code

Chapter 2. General Government

Sec. 2-51. Director of planning and economic development.

(1) Powers and duties generally. The director of planning and economic development is primarily responsible for the progressive development of the commercial, industrial, residential areas of the city, thereby ensuring the planned, orderly development of the city.

(2) Responsibilities. The director of planning and economic development is responsible for the formulation, supervision and administration of the community planning program. The director of planning and economic development will initiate, develop, direct and supervise the implementation of all matters related to planning as defined in the comprehensive plan, state regulations and local codes and ordinances. This responsibility includes comprehensive planning processes, including short-range and long-range advance planning, land use regulations, annexations and transportation system plans. The director is also responsible for ensuring that short-range and long-range plans are supported through the city's capital improvement program.

(3) Coordination of development. The planning and economic development office shall work closely with the local business community, the local utilities, MACCI, Main Street Marshfield, the business improvement district, CDA and MEDA in a continued effort to attract new business and development to the city.

(4) Supervisor. The director of planning and development is under the supervision and general administrative direction of the city administrator. Reports of planning recommendations and findings are made to the plan commission, zoning board of appeals, mayor and council for actions leading to implementation. The employee serves as staff to the plan commission and zoning board of appeals.