Development: The beginning of a development process can start in many ways, from an initial phone call for general information, to in-depth meetings
with City Staff to discuss location, zoning requirements, and/or development incentives. David Bookless, Director of Community Development,
also serves as the City’s Planner and is responsible for overall management of development projects within the City. He can be contacted at
email@example.com or by telephone at (618) 346-5200 ext. 1120.
For questions regarding the existing zoning, permitted uses, etc. for a specific property, or for general information, please contact Planning
Assistant Shawna Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (618) 346-5200
If your development project is based on incentives being available, please contact City Manager/Economic Development Director Mitch Bair at
email@example.com or by telephone at (618) 346-5200 ext. 1143.
Site Plan Review: A site plan is set of documents that includes an architectural plan, a landscape plan, and detailed engineering drawings delineating
existing and proposed improvements and uses for a parcel or group of parcels of land that includes all existing and proposed features at the
site. Site plan review is required for the development or redevelopment of site, when a change of use affects site requirements, enlargements
of structures, and or any development within any "R-4" Manufactured Home District or Planned District. Site Plan approval typically requires
Planning Commission approval as required by the Zoning Ordinance. The owner/owners of a property (or their authorized representative, including
a lessee) may file an application for Site Plan review.
Zoning Map Amendments (“Rezoning”): The owner/owners of a property (or their authorized representative) may file an application to amend The Official
Zoning Map of the City of Collinsville. Amendments to the Zoning Map may also be initiated by the Director of Community Development, the Planning
Commission or City Council.
Special Use Permits (SUP): An SUP authorizes certain uses which may be necessary or desirable to allow in a given district, but which because of
their potential impact upon neighboring uses, public facilities, or general community need to be carefully regulated with respect to location
or operation. Special Use Permits require Planning Commission approval. The owner/owners of a property (or their authorized representative,
including a lessee) may file an application for a Special Use Permit.
Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments: Like a Zoning Map Amendment, the owner/owners of a property (or their authorized representative) my file an application
to amend the text of the Zoning Ordinance or it may be initiated by the Planning Commission or City Council.
Land Subdivision: The Subdivision Ordinance is the regulatory code by which the City controls the division of land within the corporate area of
Collinsville in order to promote the public health, safety and general welfare; to further the orderly development of land; to establish accurate
records of land subdivisions; to facilitate adequate and coordinated provision for transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks and other
public requirements; and to preserve natural features and historic landmarks. Land subdivision procedures include plats, vacations of subdivisions,
and vacations of public streets. Certain land subdivision procedures require Planning Commission review and City Council approval.
Variances & Appeals: Variances allow a petitioner to request, by application, departure from city ordinances in some circumstances when a proposed
use or development does not meet the standards for land use established in the Zoning Ordinance. Appeals allow a petitioner to dispute an interpretation
of the Zoning Ordinance made by an official of the City. Variances and appeals are heard by the Zoning Hearing Officer.
On Monday, July 10, 2017, automated trash collection will begin for the residents of the City of Collinsville.
All residential customers will receive a new 95-gallon trash cart, during the weeks of Monday, June 26th through Friday, July 7th. These
blue trash carts are similar to the current recycling cart, but with a black lid labeled trash.
Additional trash carts may be leased for $2/month, with a 3 month commitment.
A resident can exchange their 95-gallon trash cart for a 65-gallon trash cart, free of charge, through August 31, 2017.
Residents will no longer need to provide their own containers for trash.
Republic Services will dispose of the personal trash containers through July 31, 2017. If you want
Republic Services to dispose of your trash containers, set them at the curb and mark “take container.”
Some residents may have a change in their service date. Watch your mail the week of June 26, 2017 for service date information.
Proper cart placement for automated service:
- Have your cart at the curb by 6am of your service day.
- Place the cart at least five (5) feet from any object; like a tree, pole, fire hydrant, mailbox, electrical box, cable box, etc. and at least five(5)
feet away from cars so the automated arm can reach your cart.
- Please have this same distance of five (5) between trash and recycle carts.
- Don’t lean anything against the cart.
- Don’t place your cart under a tree or near utility lines.
- Place carts one (1) foot from the curb or edge of the street.
- All trash must be bagged and contained inside your Republic Service cart, with the lid closed.
- Bags/trash lying outside of the cart or personal cans/containers will not be picked up.
For any question about automated trash collection call Republic Services Customer Service at:
The City of Collinsville partnered with Pat & Leonard Reitz to bring you the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. The Banners will be on display in
Uptown Collinsville until after Veteran's Day 2016. This is the first year for the banner program and it has been a huge success with over 140
banners purchased by local family members of our armed services.
Below is the video of the Dedication Ceremony held September 24, 2016. Thank you to Pat & Leonard Reitz for organizing this great program, and
of course, thank you to the Veterans and their families for their dedication and service to our country.
The Mission Lifeline award was recently received by the Collinsville Fire Department.
The Mission Lifeline is an initiative started by the American Heart Association to
address gaps in cardiac care with the goal of improving outcomes through a combined
effort between EMS, Emergency Room, and the cardiac catheterization lab. The
program is a coordinated and proactive system that allows both EMS and hospital staff
to function as a single team with the purpose of improving survival and over all
outcomes from acute coronary syndromes. The parameters used to measure success
are based on a 90 min time window from first medical contact to the revascularization of
the effected artery. In addition, the department is rated on a set of protocols for which
patients should receive a 12- Lead ECG in the field and our compliance to these
The Collinsville Fire Department has received the Silver award this year, a step up from
the Bronze level recognition received last year. This designation indicated we are an
effective partner in improving overall outcomes and reducing the likelihood of significant
disability or death. In 2015, we diagnosed and treated 11 ST- Elevated myocardial
infarctions with excellent outcomes occurring in all cases. These are 11 residents who
previously would have experienced lengthy delays in their care and the probability of a
negative outcome would be high.
At the City Council Meeting June 27th, 2016, Mission Lifelife Director Art Miller presented Captain Tim Rainey, along with Mayor John Miller & City Manager Mitch Bair the award from the American Heart Association.
The Collinsville Police Department is offering to local schools, businesses & organizations, a free training course on Armed Intruder Response. Officer Mike Brown, of the Collinsville Police Department, gives an overview of the class. For more information contact Lt. Eric Herman at 618-344-2131