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The City Council has identified a successful "One-Stop Shop" Development Center as a community priority. Goals for the department include:

  • Enhance the City's outreach efforts to promote economic development in cooperation with the Chamber  of Commerce and the Economic Development Corporation
  • Implement new permitting and inspections software, including on-line permitting and inspection request options
  • Quicker turnaround on inspection results for customer benefits
  • Implement on-line payment for permit fees
  • Improvement of infrastructure plan review
  • Improvement of plan acceptance procedures
  • Quick, consistent turnaround time on commercial and residential plan review
  • Implement the Unified Development Code, which will consolidate Zoning, Platting and other associated codes of the City
  • Provide a front counter area so that over-the-counter business can be transacted for all divisions within the department