How can I find out when the Board is considering zoning issues?
Not all zoning issues are required to have a public hearing. The best way to find out what is going on is by looking at either the Planning and Zoning Commission agenda or the Board of Aldermen agenda. Prior to being acted upon by the Board, all zoning issues go to the Planning & Zoning Commission for their recommendation. The P&Z meets on the second Wednesday of the month. In the event that there is no business pending, the meeting is canceled. The Board of Aldermen then votes on the matter after P&Z has forwarded their recommendation on the issue. Board of Aldermen meetings are generally held on the first and third Mondays of the month; this may be adjusted due to holidays and summer months. (Check the calendar on the City's website.)

Some zoning issues such as a conditional use permit or rezoning require the Board to have a public hearing on the issue under consideration. Public hearings are advertised in the St. Louis Countian (a legal newspaper) at least 15 days in advance of the hearing date. In addition, public hearing notices are placed on public notice boards around the City. Last, a notification of the hearing is sent to any person who owns property within 300 feet of the site of a zoning change or use permit.

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1. How far off the property line must I be if I want to build something on my residential lot?
2. Can I put a yard shed in the back yard and is a permit required?
3. My neighbor is building a sundeck and doesn't have a permit. Can he do that?
4. I live on property that abuts commercial ground. Can you make the business put up a fence?
5. How can I find out when the Board is considering zoning issues?