Planning Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Ken Peirce (Chair)
Janet Hamilton (Vice Chair)
Terry Bisbee
Todd Carr
Thomas Hornbeck
Harley Macklin
Bob Obermite (*)
Darryl Peterson
Mark Woleslagel (*)
(*) Member resides outside but within 3 miles of the Hutchinson city limits.
If you are interested in serving on this Commission in the future, please complete an Application for Appointment

Membership Structure

The 9-member commission is appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of th
e Governing Body.  Two (2) of the members must reside outside but within 3 miles of the city limits.  Terms are 3 years with each member eligible for appointment to 2 consecutive terms plus 1 partial term.  For a current listing of members and terms of office, email Jana McCarron.

Meetings & Attendance Policy

An attendance record is kept.  All regular meetings of the Planning Commission shall be open to the public except that the Planning Commission may adjourn to executive session in accordance with K.S.A. 75-4317 et seq., entitled "Open Public Meetings" if applicable.  Resolution No. 2744, Section 4 (PDF), states "That members shall be required to attend not less than 75% of regular meetings."


To carry out the goals of the City's Comprehensive Plan and oversee the administration of the Zoning Regulations and Subdivision Regulations.  The Hutchinson Planning Commission also serves as the Board of Zoning Appeals. 

Establishment Authority

City Ordinance No. 1505 and Kansas Statute K.S.A. 12-744 enable communities to establish Planning Commissions in order to:
  • Conduct comprehensive planning
  • Establish zoning and subdivision regulations
  • Undertake community development efforts
  • Plan for public facilities
  • Review other elements of community planning relevant to the economic, physical, and social structure of the community

Public Meetings

Meetings are open to the public.  Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication at a Planning Commission meeting (or any City program, service or activity), should email Meryl Dye, Assistant City Manager/ADA Coordinator, at 620-259-4118 (TDD - KS Relay Center 711), as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled meeting.