Planning & Zoning Commission

The Planning & Zoning Commission consists of 9 members, including the City Mayor and an Alderman, chosen by a majority vote of the Board of Alderman.  The remaining 7 members are Bolivar citizens who are appointed by the City Mayor and approved by a majority vote of the Board of Alderman.  Each citizen member serves a term of 4 years.

The functions of the Planning & Zoning Commission as outlined the Bolivar Code and the State of Missouri Revised Statutes include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Makes and adopts a city plan showing the Commission’s recommendations for the physical development and uses of land
  • Prepares a zoning map for regulation of land use and structures built within the city
  • Approves preliminary and final plats, zoning changes, boundary changes, and lot splits
  • Establishes, enforces, amends and supplements the city’s zoning districts

The decisions of the Planning & Zoning Commission are made effective through public hearings, which give interested citizens the opportunity to be made aware of such changes and give opinions.  The time and place of public hearings are published at least 15 days prior to the hearing date.

Current members are:

Ed Kurtz, Chairman
Appointed:  April 2009

Paula Hubbert, Secretary
Appointed:  January 2010
Dan Carman
Appointed:  April 2007
JoAn Campbell 
Appointed:  February 2011

Charles Preston
Appointed:  April 2007

Charles Ealy, Mayor
Duncan Meadows
Appointed:  April 2009
Bill Little, Alderman

Steve Sagasar
Appointed:  April 2010


Planning & Zoning Commission meeting dates and deadlines:

The Planning & Zoning Commission meets at 6:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month.  All meetings are held in Council Chambers at Bolivar City Hall.

2011 Meeting Dates Deadline to file zoning change, lot split, preliminary plat or final plat
January 20 December 27
February 17 January 24
March 17 February 18
April 21 March 28
May 19 April 25
June 16 May 23
July 21 June 27
August 18 July 25
September 15 August 22
October 20 September 26
November 17 October 24
December 15 November 17

Meeting Minutes:

Click here to view and download Planning & Zoning Commission meeting minutes.