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2010 Zoning Regulations (download PDF)

 2010 Subdivision Regulations (download PDF)

 

Board of Zoning Adjustments

Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Hear and decide appeals from and review and order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the Zoning Administrator.
  2. Hear and authorize specific variances from the terms of this Ordinance which will not be contrary to the public interest, where owing to special conditions fully demonstrated, a literal enforcement of the provisions of this Ordinance will result in unnecessary hardship.
  3. Hear and decide appeals regarding the Official Zoning Map in accordance with the limitations set forth in this Ordinance.
  4. Establish uniform bylaws and rules of procedure pertaining to review of applications, conduct of public hearings and issuance of permits.
  5. Invoke any authorized legal, equitable or special remedy for the proper and effective enforcement of this Ordinance.

 

Board of Zoning Adjustment Appointed
Tim Sullivan – Chairperson 2004
Doug Moss 1999
Todd Reichardt 2004
Steve Alberts 2016
Cal Strong 2016
Planning Commission

Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Hear and provide recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding amendments to this Ordinance or the Official Zoning Map.
  2. Review and administer all matters upon which it is required to act.
  3. Establish uniform bylaws and rules of procedure pertaining to review of applications, conduct of public hearings and issuance of permits.
  4. Periodically review the effectiveness of the Comprehensive Plan and requirements of this Ordinance and initiate and recommend amendments thereto.
  5. Invoke any authorized legal, equitable or special remedy for the proper and effective enforcement of this Ordinance.
  6. Hear and decide conditional use applications in accordance with the requirements and limitations of this Ordinance.
  7. Conduct or review special studies and prepare recommendations as may be required by law or requested by the Mayor and City Council.

    

 

 

This Zoning Ordinance is adopted to preserve, protect and promote the public health, safety, peace, comfort, convenience, prosperity and general welfare. More specifically, this Zoning Ordinance is adopted in order to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To provide a precise plan for the physical development of the City of Aurora, Nebraska in such a manner as to achieve, progressively, the general arrangement of land uses depicted in the Comprehensive Plan of the City.
  2. To foster a harmonious, convenient, workable relationship among local land uses and a wholesome, serviceable, and attractive living environment.
  3. To promote the stability of existing land uses which conform with the objectives and policies of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and to protect them from inharmonious influences and harmful intrusions.
  4. To ensure that public and private lands ultimately are used for the purposes which are most appropriate and most beneficial from the standpoint of the City and its citizens.
  5. To promote beneficial redevelopment of those areas which exhibit conflicting patterns of use.
  6. To prevent excessive population densities and overcrowding of the land with structures.
  7. To promote a safe, efficient, and effective traffic circulation system.
  8. To protect and promote appropriately located agricultural, commercial and industrial pursuits in order to preserve and strengthen the economic base of the City.
  9. To protect and enhance real property values.
  10. To facilitate the appropriate location of public facilities and institutions.
  11. To conserve the natural and historic assets of the City and to capitalize on the economic and quality of life opportunities offered by its terrain, soils, vegetation and waterways.

Planning and Zoning Regulations and Applications

Floodplain Applications

  • Adam Darbro

    Zoning Administrator / Floodplain Manager

    In his position as Zoning Administrator, Adam is responsible for issuing zoning permits, occupancy permits and other permits required for proper enforcement of the zoning ordinance; providing interpretation of the zoning ordinance and official zoning map when requested; maintaining permanent and current records related to the zoning ordinance. In his position as Floodplain Manager, Adam is responsible for understanding regulations, ensuring permits are applied for, processing applications, ensuring projects are built accordingly, keeping records, maintaining and updating flood data and maps.

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