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Homewood combines two committees in attempt to streamline government

Homewood trustees approved several measures Tuesday, March 22, that will enable a merger of two village review boards, the Plan Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).

The seven-member combined board will be known as the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Village Economic Development Director Tom Vander Woude told trustees the amount of work required of the Plan Commission has been reduced in recent years because the village has little undeveloped land.

One of the Plan Commission's primary duties is to oversee new subdivisions. The primary task of the Zoning Board of Appeals is to review variance petitions . . .

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