Planning Committees

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  • Old Towne Design Review Advisory Committee

    The “Old Towne” District is unique through its development as the original village center of the City of Olive Branch, and is an object of special and substantial public interest due to its richness in tradition, charm, and character, imparting a distinctly quaint aspect to an otherwise new City, as well as serving as a visible reminder of the cultural and historic development of the City. It is deemed essential to the public welfare that these qualities relating to the Old Towne District be preserved and protected from destructive changes in use and the growth pressures evident within the area and throughout the community, which threaten its existence as a unique, cohesive, and definable whole.

    It is the intent of the Design Review Advisory Committee to review all construction, reconstruction, alteration, rehabilitation, repair, moving or demolition of structures within the Old Towne District. The Committee will also review fences, signs, landscaping, or parking areas, both new construction or a change or alteration in the existing area.


    The meeting will typically be held on the fourth Friday unless the date proposes a conflict. A confirmation call will be made if an agenda is planned. All meetings are in the office of the City Planning Department at the Olive Branch City Hall, 9200 Pigeon Roost Road, Olive Branch, Mississippi, at 10:30 a.m.


    Old Towne Design Review Advisory Committee Roster

    SARAH CAMP

    (662) 895-5633

    7873 College Road

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    HAROLD NICHOLS

    (662) 895-6070

    8136 Saddlebrook Cove

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    GEORGE SAGO

    3542 Marcia Louise

    Southaven, MS 38672

    STEPHEN SHIKLE

    13511 Lapstone Lane

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    KIM TERRELL

    4479 Stone Park Blvd

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    JANICE LEWIS

    7915 Mimosa Dr

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    CLIFF MCLEMORE

    7459 Aylesbury Lane

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

  • The Planning Commission

    The Planning Commission is a recommendatory body that is appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to review subdivisions, zoning amendments, planned unit developments and their associated project texts and development plans, site plans, and the City of Olive Branch Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission is also responsible for making recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen concerning possible amendments to the City of Olive Branch’s Zoning Ordinance.


    All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m., and are held in the Municipal Court Building at 6900 Highland Street. Planning Commission meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month.

    Planning Commission Roster

    DONNY SINGH

    6281 Bear Cove N

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    DION JONES

    9621 Miranda Drive
    Olive Branch MS 38654

    JIM SCHUMPERT

    4128 Kayley Lane

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    KIMBERLY REMAK

    5240 Wedgewood Drive

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    STEVE STRATTON

    6370 Tranquil Drive

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    PAT DORR

    4325 Payne Parkway

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    (662) 895-1974

    DIANE SENGER

    9050 Superior Drive

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

  • The Board of (Zoning) Adjustment

    The Board of (Zoning) Adjustment is established with the powers and duties to authorize, in specific cases, such variance from the terms of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Olive Branch as will not be contrary to the public interest, and where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of this Ordinance would, in an individual case, result in unnecessary hardship, provided the spirit of these regulations shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured, and substantial justice done. The Board also authorizes conditional use permits in accordance with the provisions of the Ordinance.


    All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m., and are held in the Municipal Court Building at 6900 Highland Street. Board of Adjustment meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month.

    Board of (Zoning) Adjustment Roster

    JASON BOWLAN

    (Chairman)

    9689 Vaughters Cove

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    CARL R. WILLIAMS

    (662) 895-9628

    8723 Windersgate Drive

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    ARETHA WISEMAN

    7351 Fox Run Cove

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    WILLIAM GRAY

    (662) 895-8056

    6915 Highland Street

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    TED ROMAN

    4711 W. Sandidge Rd

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    ANGELA COOK

    10605 DeSoto Road

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    JEFF EDLER

    10256 Hyman Dr

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

  • Design Review Advisory Committee

    The Design Review Advisory Committee is established with the powers and duties to recommend to the Board of Aldermen an ordinance setting forth minimum standards of design for adoption. The Committee shall review, on at least an annual basis, the operations and implementation of the City of Olive Branch Design Review Ordinance, and shall recommend to the Board of Aldermen any amendments to either the administrative sections of the Design Review Ordinance or to the minimum standards of design that they may deem necessary to enhance such operations and implementation.

    The Committee shall provide counsel and advice to the Administrative Official on matters pertaining to community appearance and shall be responsible for such other tasks and activities as the Board of Aldermen may designate from time to time. The Committee shall be responsible for reviewing and approving, in the place of the Administrative Official, any applications for a Building Permit in which the use of steel or other metal is included as a major exterior design element.


    Meetings are always scheduled for the second Monday of each Month. Meeting dates are subject to change depending on the availability of the Committee Members.

    Design Review Advisory Committee Roster

    TONY JONES

    (Chairman)

    6181 Sierra

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    DERWARD WINDERS

    7925 Dunn Lane

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    MARC W. NAYLOR

    6621 Meadowbrook Place

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    HENRY WILSON

    7708 Hunters View Drive

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

    ALVIN LUNZ

    12101 Miller Road

    Olive Branch, MS 38654

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  • City of Olive Branch, MS
    9200 Pigeon Roost
    Olive Branch, MS 38654
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