Planning & Zoning

The Zoning Board reviews proposed amendments to zoning ordinances, site plans and applications, and also makes recommendations to the Council regarding the current and future development of the City of Vernon Center.

The Planning Commission, also known as the Zoning Board, helps citizens with their property planning and zoning issues. They meet on the last Monday of the month when a meeting is required.

The Planning Commission meets the last Monday, of each month when necessary


  • The Planning Commission and the Zoning Administrator can approve regular zoning permits
  • Act as advisory to the City Council
  • Hold required public hearings
  • Initiate a zoning amendment and recommend its adoption to the City Council.  If it is not initiated here, an amendment must be referred to the Commission.
  • Approve conditional use permits if conditions are specified in the ordinance and if the application meets all the conditions.
  • Keep the public informed and educated on planning matters.


Contact Info

John Rollings
Planning & Zoning Board

Mark Pentico
Planning & Zoning Board

Denise Fritschmann
Zoning Board Member
Planning & Zoning Board

Adam Finney
Council Representative
Planning & Zoning Board

Karen Swenson
Planning & Zoning Board

Dana Ziegler
Alternate Council Representative
Planning & Zoning Board

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Planning and Zoning