Preface

The purpose of this section is to provide a framework for the establishment of a technical committee to assist the plan commission with those decisions it must make in regard to community appearance, architectural character, landscape characteristics, site planning, and historic preservation.

This section provides for the committee's membership, its jurisdiction both geographically and in regard to subject matter, the purpose of the committee, and how its responsibilities under the zoning ordinance are to be coordinated with its responsibilities under the subdivision of regulations.

In most communities the matters of community appearance and character have come to be of increasing public concern.  This is because all aspects of the physical environment are closely related to the economic success, livability, and overall wellbeing achieved in the towns, cities and the populated countryside.