Planning & Zoning Commission

  1. Jeff Anthony *

    Administrative Official
    Term Expires: November 2016

  2. Tommy Ryals

    Term Expires: November 2016

  3. Mark Harris *

    Mayor Appointed
    Term Expires: November 2016

  4. Mike Allen

    Term Expires: December 2018

  5. Kerri Pate *

    City Council Member
    Term Expires: November 2020

  6. Calvin Rumph

    Term Expires: December 2017

  7. Robert Shimpaugh

    Term Expires: December 2015

  8. Mike Whitaker *

    Term Expires: December 2020

  9. Gary Wright *

    Term Expires: December 2013

* Members appointed on June 8, 2016 to complete terms are listed with an asterisk (*) after their name.

Overview


The Alabaster Planning and Zoning Commission has 9 members with staggered six-year terms:
  • One appointment is a council member selected by the City Council
  • One appointment is the Mayor or his/her designee
  • One appointment is an administrative official of the municipality chosen by the Mayor
  • Six appointments are made by the Mayor

The statute authorizing this commission's authority provides different terms for certain members in Class 1 cities and in cities with a population of 175,000 to 275,000.

General Duties and Powers


  • To provide planning, zoning and subdivision controls for the municipality.
  • In general, the commission shall have such powers as may be necessary to enable it to fulfill its functions, promote municipal planning or carry out the purposes of Chapter 52, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended.
  • The Commission shall have the power to promote public interest in and understanding of the master plan and to that end may public and distribute copies of the plan or of any report and may employ such other means of publicity and education as it may determine.
  • Member of the Commission, when duly authorized by the Commission, may attend municipal planning conferences or meetings of municipal planning institutes or hearings upon pending municipal planning legislation, and the commission may, by resolution, spread upon its minutes, pay the reasonable traveling expenses incident to such attendance.

Statutory Authority


Section 11-52-1, et seq, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended.