Books and Publications

MAP Publications

To order any of the publications listed, please complete an order form and fax it to MAP at (734) 913-2061.  All publications, unless otherwise indicated are subject to shipping fees.

 

Zoning Board of Appeals Toolkit

This publication addresses what is considered to be a gap in introductory materials for Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) members in their earliest months of service.  This publication benefits new ZBA members by providing basic resource information in a tabbed, indexed, and easy to use format that can be referenced before and during meetings.  The Zoning Board of Appeals’ responsibilities are a delicately legislated balance of administrative review and legal authority.  This toolkit equips new ZBA members with the requisite knowledge and skills to execute the duties of their appointment.  This publication diminishes the reliance on “on the job training” by providing information and resources up front.

 

Member: $25

($20 if ordering five or more)

Non-member: $35

     

Planning Commissioner's Toolkit

An introductory manual organized into six content areas that provide a "quick read" on the essentials of the planning commissioner. Topics include: a brief history of planning in the United States; explanation of the function of the planning commissioner; the relationship of the master plan to the zoning ordinance; preparation for a planning commission meeting; understanding development proposals; important agency contacts; and an introduction to planning laws.

 

Member: $25

($20 if ordering five or more)

Non-member: $35

     

Handbooks from MAP Training Programs

These training manuals are designed for planning commissioners, zoning board of appeals members and elected officials, and are used in conjunction with MAP regional workshops.

  • Planning and Zoning Essentials
  • The Master Planning Process
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Community Engagement
  • Site Plan Review
 

Member: $25

Non-member: $30

     
 

Capital Improvements Programs - a How to Guide

Communities that have adopted CIPs are more likely to receive state and federal funding.  This valuable resource provides an overview of a Capital Improvement Program, a checklist for developing and updating a Capital Improvement Program, as well as a template, which will explain how to develop lists, plans, and estimates of time and cost of public structures and projects.  Also included is a select list of potential funding resources for communities.

   

Member: $25

Non-member: $30

     

 

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