Planning and Zoning within the Village of Poynette is administratively overseen by the Zoning Administrator (also Village Administrator). The Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals oversee all legislative approvals and policy decision-making with Village Board providing final approval on many actions.
The Village conducts land use planning efforts for the purpose of identifying areas appropriate for development and preservation;
The Zoning Code is the primary tool by which the Village ensures the following:
Protecting the public health, safety, morals, comfort, convenience, and general welfare
Implementing the Comprehensive Plan to the extent possible under zoning
Controlling and lessening congestion in the streets
Securing safety from fire, panic, and other dangers
Promoting adequate light and air
Encouraging the protection of natural resources
Preventing the overcrowding of land and undue concentration of population
Preserving and enhancing property values
Facilitating adequate transportation, water, sewage disposal, parks, and other public facilities
Promoting high quality and lasting urban design
Managing growth and the impacts of land development.