2014 Arkansas Code
Title 14 - Local Government
Subtitle 2 - County Government
Chapter 17 - County Planning
Subchapter 2 - County Planning Boards
§ 14-17-205 - Powers, duties, and functions.

AR Code § 14-17-205 (2014) What's This?

(a) The general purpose of the county planning board is to promote public interest in planning, to prepare or have prepared plans for the county, to receive and make recommendations on public and private proposals for development, to prepare and transmit to the county quorum court recommended ordinances implementing plans, and to advise and counsel the county judge, the court, and other public bodies on planning-related matters.

(b) The board may prepare and recommend an official plan for the development of the county. The board shall have the authority to confer with federal, state, municipal, and other county and regional authorities regarding matters pertaining to or affecting the planning or development of the county, or vice versa, for the purpose of assuring proper coordination of county development with that of other political subdivisions.

(c) All public officials, departments, and agencies of the county, upon request and within a reasonable time, shall furnish the board with such available information as it may require for its work. The board may prepare and keep up-to-date a long-term coordinated program of public works and budgets therefor in conformity with an official county plan.

(d) The board, its members, officers, and employees, in the performance of their functions, may enter upon any land to make necessary inspections.

(e) For the purpose of special surveys, the county judge may assign or detail members of the staff or personnel of any county administrative department, bureau, or agency to the board or may direct any such department, bureau, or agency to make special surveys or studies for the board.

(f) The board shall have such powers, duties, and functions in the areas of plan adoption and enforcement, subdivision, and zoning as specified in ยงยง 14-17-207 -- 14-17-209 and such other duties as may be assigned by the court.

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