Doña Ana County, NM
 
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[Adopted 11-23-2004 by Res. No. 2004-92]
The Development Review Committee (DRC) is empowered to act on behalf of its respective departments on development-related applications, including master plans, subdivisions, major infrastructure improvements and significant zoning cases brought by private applicants as well as by the County.
A. 
Membership of the DRC shall consist of at least the following members or their designee:
(1) 
Community Development Director.
[Amended 9-27-2011 by Ord. No. 235-2011]
(2) 
Public Works Director.
(3) 
Utilities Department Director.
(4) 
Fire Marshal.
(5) 
Flood Commission Director.
B. 
Membership may include additional County departments as needed.
The purposes of the DRC are:
A. 
To identify and address major issues that may affect a proposal, and to provide general oversight of the review of development-related proposals.
B. 
To resolve conflicting comments, recommendations and design differences between reviewing departments and applicants regarding issues that have been appealed from a reviewing department.
C. 
To make recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission and to the Extraterritorial Zoning Development Review Committee (EDRC) on behalf of the County for approval, conditional approval, denial or postponement of development-related applications, specifically including issues related to roadways, drainage and utilities.
The DRC shall establish a regular meeting schedule and hold additional meetings, as necessary, to review applications, potential submittals or other development-related issues that may require DRC review. The Planning Department shall coordinate the agenda for DRC meetings. Record of the meetings will be in the form of staff review comments.
The DRC shall make recommendations concerning development-related issues. Those recommendations will be forwarded, if applicable, to the appropriate body.
A. 
Within the extraterritorial zoning (ETZ), the engineering DRC decisions will be in the form of recommendations to the EDRC.
B. 
The DRC has authority to recommend "equal to" or "better than" for engineering requirements and to recommend waivers and/or variances.
C. 
Recommendations made by the County DRC shall be based upon the decisional criteria within the existing standards, specifications and requirements currently in effect.
D. 
The DRC will provide an annual report to the County Manager.