While there are many different definitions of "community development," the most appropriate would be "the planning and development of White Oak at the local level in order to build and sustain a strong community for our citizens to live, work, and play." It is the collaboration between the City Council, multiple boards, and employees that help to keep the City of White Oak a strong community for its citizens. Abiding by the rules and ordinances put in place by the City Council and enhances the level of livability that White Oak citizens expect from their community. Community development is a continuous process and empowers change within the community increasing the quality of life.
Every new resident or business must apply for and receive a Certificate of Occupancy before moving into their new home or business to verify that the structure conforms to all housing and building codes. The building inspector will perform a safety inspection of the property to ensure all safety regulations are met. A green tag for new electricity service will not be issued until the Certificate of Occupancy is approved.
The building inspector is responsible for code compliance of all construction within the City of White Oak. The inspector reviews all plans for residential and commercial construction, remodeling, and additions. The building inspector issues and approves all building and related permits, and follows up with field inspections to monitor compliance.
Public nuisances diminish the aesthetical climate of White Oak. The code enforcement officer enforces various codes of the City of White Oak Code of Ordinance through proactive enforcement and responding to calls from citizens. Invest in your community with responsible property maintenance.
The city coordinator also oversees the planning and zoning process and any issues related to zoning amendments, specific use permits, variances, and special exceptions.