Plan & BZA

The Berne Plan Commission meets on the second Monday of the month prior to the council meeting when there is an agenda item to be heard. The commission consists of nine members with the council appointing three members, the Mayor four members and the county appointing two members.

Powers and Duties

The Plan Commission may formulate policies for the development of public ways, public places, public structures, and public and private utilities, may formulate policies for the issuance of improvement location permits on platted and unplatted lands, may formulate policies of the laying out and development of public ways and services to platted and unplatted lands, and shall have other powers and duties as specified in applicable state law, and specifically adopts the “Advisory Planning Law” as set forth in I.C. 36-7-4-100 et seq.


The purpose of the Commission is to plan for future development of the city, to plan for the orderly use and growth of highway, utility, health, educational, and recreational facilities, and to maintain and improve the present health, safety, convenience, and welfare of the citizens.

(`84 Code, § 2-39) (Ord. 94, passed 6-12-61)