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Term of Office:
4 years

Authority:
The Planning Commission reviews all applications for development and municipal planning and provides recommendations to City Council. This Commission was created May 1, 1957.

Membership:
Seven members appointed by City Council. Members must reside within the Rock Hill City limits.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop and carry out a continuing planning program for the City’s physical, social, and economic growth, as well as development and re-development predominantly through the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Prepare and recommend measures for carrying out the planning program including: zoning ordinance, land development regulations, official city map, landscaping ordinance and capital improvements programs.
  • Grant approvals for new subdivisions and commercial developments in accordance with City regulations.
  • Have a general understanding of planning and zoning concepts as well as commission bylaws and mission.
  • Understand the attendance requirements.
  • Periodically participate in focus groups or on task forces.
  • Must attend state-mandated six-hour orientation training within one year of appointment and attend at least three hours of continuing education each year.
Meeting Schedule:
The Board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. There are usually three to six cases on each agenda and meetings last from one to two hours. Members are encouraged to visit agenda item sites prior to meetings.  View meetings on the City Channel.

Staff Liaison:

Eric Hawkins, Planning & Development Services, 803-329-8763

Member Position Term
Duane Christopher   02/09/09-05/01/18
Georgia Thomas   12/10/12-05/01/18
Gladys Robinson   01/01/11-05/01/18
Justin Smith
  10/13/14-05/01/17
Randy Graham Vice Chair 06/23/97-05/01/20
Shelly Goodner   06/28/16-06/01/17
Thomas B. Roper Chair 06/22/87-05/01/18

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