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Plan Commission

Regular meetings of the Plan Commission (PC) take place on the fourth Wednesday of every month. All meetings are held at Village Hall and start at 7:00 p.m.

Purpose

The PC consists of thirteen Winnetka residents appointed by the Village President with the advice and consent of the Village Trustees. The Village President also designates one member of the Commission to serve as chairperson. Members of the Plan Commission serve for terms of three years, which are staggered to assure the Commission’s continuity.

The PC’s membership consists of one representative from each of the following public bodies: Village Council, Zoning Board of Appeals, Business Community Development Commission, Environmental and Forestry Commission, Landmark Preservation Commission, Board of Park Commissioners of the Winnetka Park District, Board of Education of School District No. 36, and Board of Trustees of the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District.

The remaining five members of the Plan Commission are chosen from among the Village’s residents. There are no other specific requirements for membership, although it has been the practice of Village Presidents to appoint at-large members based on a demonstrated expertise, experience or interest in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history, urban planning, building construction, real estate, finance, engineering or neighborhood organization.

All Commission members vote, with two exceptions. Since most matters that come before the Plan Commission ultimately come before the Village Council for final action, the Village Trustee is not a voting member of the Plan Commission. Similarly, if any matter before the Plan Commission is a zoning application that will also be considered by the ZBA, the ZBA representative is not allowed to vote on the matter when it is before the PC.

Powers and Duties

The key functions of the PC are to:

  • Consider, prepare and make recommendations to the Village Council on the adoption or amendment of the Comprehensive Plan for the present and future development or redevelopment of the Village;
  • Assist Village officials charged with directing projects for improvements embraced within the Comprehensive Plan, to further the making of those improvements, and generally to promote the realization of the Comprehensive Plan;
  • Conduct an annual review of Appendix 6 of the Comprehensive Plan and to submit proposals to the Council and to the Board of Local Improvements for specific improvements;
  • Consider and make recommendations to the Village Council on applications for land subdivisions as provided in the Subdivision Ordinance;
  • Review and make recommendations to the Village Council on applications for special use permits, wireless telecommunications facilities and planned developments, as provided in the Zoning Ordinance;
  • And report to the Village Council from time to time on the Commission’s work.

Members

Below is a list of the current members of the PC, including their position, contact information, and terms:

Tina Dalman Chair 847-784-8727 07/15/2017
Mamie Case At-Large 847-446-8948 10/06/2020
Jack Coladarci At-Large 847-784-1623 11/01/2017
John Golan At-Large 847-446-6062 03/15/2017
Jeanne Morette At-Large 847-446-8853 12/16/2017
Keta McCarthy Library Board Representative 847-446-4844      --
John Thomas Park District Representative 847-446-5401      --
Dana Fattore Crumley District 36 Representative 847-446-5276      --
Andy Cripe Council Representative 847-441-8055 05/01/2017
Paul Dunn BCDC Representative 847-501-5041 10/15/2017
Caryn Rosen Adelman EFC Representative 847-441-5566 08/15/2017
Louise Holland LPC Representative 847-446-1681 10/15/2014
Mary Hickey ZBA Representative 847-441-0209 03/19/2018
Brian Norkus Staff Liaison 847-716-3522  

 

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