Comprehensive Plan

THE CALL TO ACTION:

In the fall of 2017, the Eagle Village Board of Trustees made the decision to update the village’s comprehensive plan for the following reasons:

  1. The village’s current plan became 10 years old in 2017.
  2. From 2007 until 2017, the village has substantially changed due to an increased interest in new commercial and residential development.
  3. Village staff, planning commission members, and board members noted the need to streamline and update land use regulations primarily involving zoning and subdivision regulations.
  4. The village intends to better accommodate Cass County property owners who find themselves within the village’s zoning regulations because of the village expanding its corporate limits.

THE AUTHORITY TO PLAN:

The Eagle Village Board Trustees performs all necessary governmental functions for the village. It has planning and zoning powers, pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. secs. 19-901 to 19-903. This power encompasses all the incorporated areas of the village as well as the established extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) (Ordinance 2013-16). The board may enforce such zoning and subdivision regulations as are necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the Eagle community.


THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PLAN:

Since 1967, municipalities in the State of Nebraska have been legally required to have a current comprehensive development plan in order to regulate land use and development.


PLANNING IS AN ONGOING PROCESS:

The Future Land Use Map and policy statements identified within this plan are meant to cover a 10-year period. However, changes are sure to take place that this plan could not foresee. The Eagle Planning Commission and the Village Board of Trustees have a responsibility to review the plan on a regular basis (annually or biannually) and to update the document as changes occur.

Comprehensive Plan Documents