The goal of the department is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of the City of Neosho by ensuring that all new development meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
In order to do this, staff works to see that developments are well-planned and well-managed. Smart growth provides for new homes and new jobs while preserving open space, farmland, and renewable resources.
The department is vigilant in its management of smart growth and sustainable development by way of:
Overseeing the administration of the subdivision regulations, zoning regulations, and growth management