Planning Commission

Jason Denenny, Chairman

Yvonne Meier, Chairman Pro Tempore

Antoinette Sisco-Williamson, Vice Chair

Elizabeth Craig

Blake Burns

Deborah Buskirk


Tim Wright, Council Representative

Tony Craig, Mayor

Tim Gaines, Town Administrator

Planning Commission

Planning Commission Meeting Request can be found here.


The following dates have been established for Planning Commission Meetings:

January 10, 2022

February 14, 2022

March 14, 2022

April 11, 2022

May 9, 2022

June 13, 2022

July 11, 2022

August 8, 2022

September 12, 2022

October 11, 2022

November 14, 2022

December 12, 2022

All Planning Commission Meetings begin at 6:30pm.

Any person or business who is required to present building plans for approval from the Planning Commission must submit a request to the Clerk’s office along with the appropriate plans, list of adjoining property owners and any fees relating to the project no sooner than 3 weeks prior to any of the above listed meeting dates. The number of separate meetings per date are limited to first come, first served. 

Planning Commission

Procedure for Planning Commission Review

Town of Owens Cross Roads 

9032 Hwy 431 – Owens Cross Roads AL 35763

256-725-4163 – Fax 256-725-4092

1.) Applicant must contact the Town Clerk’s Office and provide a copy of the true description and deed of the property and a map that shall indicate the location of the proposed change. If the applicant is not the owner of the property, a letter allowing the applicant to act as an “authorized agent” must be on file. The application shall be filed with the Town Clerk not later than twenty (20) days prior to the Planning Commission’s meeting at which the application is to be considered. The applicant will write a letter stating:

Site address

Current Zoning District

Current Use

Proposed Use

Zoning Requested ( Application)

Reasoning for requesting rezoning of property

2.) The applicant shall be required to pay an application fee established by the Town Council of $50. The applicant must provide the names and address of the Owners of all adjacent landowners of the subject property, as listed in the records of the Madison County Tax Assessor. Applicant is responsible for postage cost associated with the processing of this request. This fee shall be nonrefundable irrespective of the final disposition of the application.

 3.) The Town Clerk will notify the applicant of the date and time of the Public hearing, if the Planning Committee deems the public hearing necessary. A notice of said hearing will be posted in the Town of Owens Cross Roads designated boxes, fifteen (15) days in advance of said hearing. The notice shall state the time and place of the hearing. In addition to the posted hearing notice, a notice of such public hearing shall be sent to all adjoining landowners by registered mail as their names appear upon the plats in the Madison County Tax Assessor’s Office.  

4.) The Planning Commission will hold the public hearing and allow both the applicant time to speak and the adjacent landowners for a 30-minute period. At the end of the 30-minute period, the Planning Committee will take a vote. The Planning Committee will submit a report to the Town Council to make the final decision on the proposed action.