Planning Commission - Zoning Board of Appeals

Regular Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
  • Carbondale Civic Center
    200 S. Illinois Avenue
    Room 108
    Carbondale, IL 62901

Meetings are subject to cancellation if there is no business to discuss. The News Media will be notified of changes to this meeting schedule in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

Agendas and Minutes

View Agendas and Minutes of the Planning Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals.


  • Jessica Allee
  • Phillip Carrier
  • Jeff Doherty (Ex-officio, non-voting member)
  • Janet Lilly
  • Sandy Litecky
  • LaRue Love
  • George Sheffer
  • John Shukites
  • Brad Weiss
  • Planning Commission/ZBA
  • Molly Maxwell (Staff Liaison) (618) 457-3233


The Planning Commission - Zoning Board of Appeals is responsible for:

  • Originating, preparing, and recommending to City Council a Comprehensive Plan as a guide for the future physical and social development within 1 1/2 miles of City limits
  • Promoting the Comprehensive Plan
  • Recommending to the Council amendment changes, supplements, or repeals to the zoning ordinance and other matters related to development in Carbondale
  • Reviewing and making recommendations on social problems in the community, the Capital Improvements Program as it relates to the Comprehensive Plan, and proposed subdivisions


  • One City Council member serving as ex-officio
  • Two-thirds of all members must reside within City limits or 1 1/2 of City limits
  • Nine members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council