Planning Commission meets on the 2nd floor of the Fiscal
Court Building - Fiscal Court Room.
is the Planning and Zoning Commission?
Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission serves
as an instrument of local government in making decisions
and recommendations concerning certain development issues.
The Commission was established as part of the community’s
zoning regulations, and consists of fifteen (15) members,
ten (10) appointed by Oldham County Fiscal Court, two
(2) each by the cities of La Grange and Pewee Valley,
and one by the city of Crestwood. The current members
of the Commission are Kevin Jeffries (Chairman), Laura
Bohne, Joyce Albertsen, Robert Zimlich, Denia Crosby,
John Falvey, Sam Finney, Jan Horton, Greg King (Vice
Chairman), Bob Klingenfus, Robert Arvin, Joe McWilliams,
Kevin Mesker, MaryAnn Smith, and William Douglas.
applications come before the Commission?
Commission hears and decides three types of applications:
for Zoning Change – All land in Oldham
County has placed on it one or more specific zoning
districts, or zones. Only certain types of land use
activity are allowed to take place in each zone. If
a property owner wishes to use his land for a use not
allowed under the current zoning classification, then
he may apply for a Zoning Map Amendment, commonly referred
to as a zoning change. The Commission conducts a public
hearing on the request, and makes a recommendation to
the local legislative body for final action.
for Subdivision Approval – The Planning
Commission reviews all requests for preliminary subdivision
plan approval at a public meeting, and may approve,
modify or deny each application. Such action taken by
the Commission is final, subject only to the appeal
procedure stated below.
Amendment – The two documents regulating
development in the county and the cities are the Zoning
Ordinance and the Subdivision Regulations. Any amendment
to these regulations must be submitted to the Planning
Commission for review and recommendation prior to adoption
by the local legislative bodies.
will the Public Hearing be conducted?
public hearing is more informal than the proceedings
of a court of law, but the procedure is structured in
the following manner:
of the application and questions by the Commission –
Max. 20 Minutes.
*Presentation by the Applicant or representative and
others in support of the application – Max. 50
*Questioning of Applicant by the Commission –
Max. 20 Minutes.
*Testimony and questions by those opposing the application
– Max. 50 Minutes.
*Questioning of those opposing the application by the
Commission – Max. 15 Minutes.
*Rebuttal evidence by Applicant – Max. 10 Minutes.
*Rebuttal evidence by Opposition – Max. 10 Minutes.
*Final statement of the Opposition – Max. 5 Minutes.
*Final statement of the Applicant – Max. 5 Minutes.
note that there are appropriate times to ask questions
and to give testimony. Legal counsel may be present
to represent the applicant and the opposition. Normally,
the Commission will make its decision or recommendation
immediately following the public hearing.
if I do not like the decision made by the Commission?
who feels aggrieved or injured by the decision made
by the Commission may appeal the decision directly to
the Oldham County Circuit Court. Such appeal must be
made within 30 days following the date of the decision.
You will need an attorney to file this appeal.