The primary day-to-day mission of the Community & Economic Development Department is the administration and enforcement of the Tipp City Zoning Code. The Zoning Code controls how private properties are used and how they are developed. The Community & Economic Development Department also provides support to the Planning Board, the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Restoration Board, and various other boards and commissions on an as-needed basis (for more information see Boards and Commissions ). The Planning Board has administrative authority over subdivision development, whether it is residential, commercial, or industrial.
The Community & Economic Development Department also is in charge of the City's economic development activities. This includes placing advertising in tourism-related media, responding to inquiries from prospective businesses or from regional economic development groups, BusinessFirst! retention and expansion program, and maintaining files on available industrial sites through the State of Ohio InSite Database. For additional Tipp City economic development information see the Economic Development link. For more information about economic development in the Greater Dayton area, click on http://www.daytonregion.com.
Additionally, the Community and Economic Development Department administers several other facets of the Tipp City Ordinances. These include:
• Flood Damage Prevention
• Wireless Telecommunication Facilities
• Nuisance Abatement
The Community & Economic Development Department also drafts and submits grant applications, and handles grant administration and reporting. The Tipp City Zoning Code requires Planning Board site plan review for commercial and industrial renovations and/or construction. Similarly, action by City Council or the Planning Board has been required for other administrative functions, such as review of new non-residential driveway locations. These additional controls have proven to be a great benefit to the community, by maintaining Tipp City's charm and history.