The Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) was formed in the early 1970's at the request of the County Board as a Committee of the Planning Commission. Formation of the SPRC was an attempt to provide for a forum to resolve site plan issues before the proposals got to public hearing, in order to reduce the number of deferrals and length of discussion necessary at public hearings.
The Site Plan Review Committee reviews all site plans and major site plan amendments requests which are submitted to the County Board and the Planning Commission for consideration. The major responsibilities of the Site Plan Review Committee are the following:
As stated above, the SPRC currently consists of Planning Commissioners and members of other County Board appointed Commissions also serve on the SPRC. Commissions who wish to have representation on the SPRC have done so, again subject to requesting the SPRC Chairman that they have representation and notifying the staff coordinator. Some Commissions choose to have an alternate member in case the primary member is not available for a specific meeting; both representatives are listed on the SPRC membership list.
In addition, a number of citizen members (including ex-Planning Commissioners) also serve on the SPRC. The ex-Planning Commissioners serve either because they have been requested to by the SPRC Chairman or because they have requested themselves. In any case where there is some question as to membership, the policy has been that the SPRC Chairman and the Chairman of the Planning Commission must agree on the appointment.
In April, 2004, two documents were developed to guide the operation of SPRC:
Planning Commissioner Steve Cole, SPRC Chair
Members of the Planning Commission
Advisory Group Representatives: