June 12, 2009
-- Bloomfield Township's new Zoning Ordinance is now online at http://www.bloomfieldtwp.org/
Clearzoning.htm. Developed by Clearzoning, it features numerous illustrations, hyperlinking, and a user-friendly format. This is the first Platinum Clearzoning code in the country. The Platinum features in this code include links to other Township documents and ordinances, links to state law references, and numerous additional color illustrations.
The timing coincides with Oakland County’s introduction of its "Technology Planning Tool Kit" at workshops held for community officials. The purpose of the Tool Kit is to help planning officials update their planning documents and procedures using technology-based activities so their communities become competitive in the "knowledge" economy.
Dave Payne, Bloomfield Township Supervisor, said, "Bloomfield Township is the first community in Oakland County to use this tool. The Clearzoning ordinance will set a new standard for effectively communicating zoning requirements with the public. We will use the full capabilities of Clearzoning by expanding the use of color zoning illustrations and providing hyperlinks to application forms that can be filled in online."
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Clearzoning is a municipal ordinance and code company that transforms zoning ordinances and other development regulations into illustrated, hyperlinked, digital documents that are user friendly.