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    Technical review committees - composition and powers

    I'm looking for examples of different technical review committees, who are members of the committee, and their powers toward the reviewing plan process.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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    Note: I'm a county planner, so it might be different for an urban planner.
    Anyway, County Engineering, Public Health, Emergency Management, The Sheriff's Office, National Resource Conservation Service, Linn County Conservation and Planning and Development are all represented on the Committee. The Committee has the power to put conditions on plats, conditional uses and rezonings that must be met prior to approval, so it's a fairly powerful group. You could theoretically put conditions so difficult that you would, in essence, deny the project. By the way, Planning and Zoning Commission has the right to remove Planning and Development's conditions, but no one elses'.
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    Ours is made up of county surveyor, county engineer, platbook maintenance, soil and water conservation, a member of the drainage board, and the planning director(me). As for what it does, it approves site plans, replats and construction plans for major subdivisions. It makes recommendations for different stages of the PUD process and rezonings.
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    When I was a planner in NC I headed up our TRC, it was pretty much a formality at the end of the plan review process. Water & Sewer, Engineering, Trans, building official all those folk were on the committee. Some showed some did not depending on personality but honestly they had already done their reviews and gotten the plan in an approvable form before the meeting. The meeting was to say grace over it and sign a sheet. Dealt with any building over 3,000 sf that was not a SFH and any form of subdivision not exempted by the state. Feel free to ping me if you have questions I'm happy to help
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    We have a Development Review Team - it's comprised of me (Planning Director), Code Enforcement, Fire, Police, Public Works Director and his division heads in water, sewer and streets -

    we do a technical review of the plans and make formal findings of compliance to the Planning Board in writing -

    the Ordinance requires that capacity satements from these departments are provided (i.e. that the water department can adequately serve the site, etc.) -

    we meet twice a month as necessary and have the applicant present

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the responses!

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