Planning Commission - Zoning Board of Appeals

Regular Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month (April 19, 2023 meeting rescheduled to April 26, 2023)
  • 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
Randy Burnside

Phillip Carrier
Jeff Doherty (Ex-officio, non-voting member)
William Hamilton

Jim LeBeau

Janet Lilly

Sandy Litecky

LaRue Love

George Sheffer

Planning Commission/ZBA
Email Planning Commission
Molly Maxwell (Staff Liaison)
(618) 457-3233 Email Molly Maxwell


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