Planning-Virtual Meetings

Upcoming Virtual Public Meeting

Below are the schedules for Hearing Examiner meetings, Planning Commission meetings. and BOCC Hearings. If you want to watch the meeting, select the YouTube link. To testify during the meeting please select the Zoom link for the specific meeting you are interested in below on the day and time of the respective meeting. 

Hearing Examiner Dates

*Please contact Planning at 208-446-1070 with questions.
Hearing Examiner Dates: Agenda Sign Up to Testify Testify Virtually (Zoom) Watch Live (YouTube)
Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:00pm
Case No. VAR20-0012 , a request by Benjamin
Miller for a 10 foot variance to the 25 foot front
yard setback requirement from a public road on
an approximately 0.34-acre parcel of land in the
Agricultural Suburban zone.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:00pm
Case No. CUP20-0016, a request by Michael
Beiter for a Conditional Use Permit to construct a
Wireless Communication Facility (WCF) tower
on an approximately 20-acre parcel of land in the
Rural zone.

Planning Commission Hearing Dates

Planning Commission Meetings
Planning Commission Hearing Dates: Agenda Sign-Up to Testify Testify Virtually (Zoom) Watch Live (YouTube)
Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:00pm
A. Comprehensive Plan Work Plan
Status Update
B. Discussion on Idaho Statute 
Title 67, Chapter 67 Local Land Use

Sign Up

Meeting ID: 853 9609 5664
Passcode: 740004

BOCC Hearing Dates

BOCC Hearings
BOCC Hearing Dates: Agenda Sign-Up to Testify Testify Virtually Watch Live (YouTube)
Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:00am
Case No. VAR20-0013, a request by 
Brian and Lisa Jordan for a 10 foot 
variance to the 25 foot rear
yard setback requirement from 
a public right-of-way on a 0.21-acre parcel
of land in the Agricultural Suburban zone. 
Case No. ZON20-0010, Shannon Skyler
 to complete a Zone Change from Rural to
Agricultural Suburban on an 18.22 acre 
parcel of land. 

Case No. CUP19-0004, Upper Columbia 
Corporation of Seventh Day Adventist, for a
Conditional Use Permit to establish a Private
School and Place of Worship located on
approximately 10 acres in the Agricultural zone.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:00am
Case No. ZON20-0011, a request by Steven
Payment for a Zone Change from Agricultural to
Rural of a parcel measuring approximately
10.046 acres in size.


Governor Little made a proclamation that clarified Open Meeting Laws during this state of emergency include an option for communities to hear and decide applications through telecommunication devices.

Therefore, future Kootenai County public meetings will take place virtually using the Zoom online meeting application. Testimony will also be heard through the Zoom online meeting application. Public comments will be taken during the virtual public hearings by indicating a “raised hand” through the Zoom online meeting application.  If you wish to provide oral testimony for the June 18th hearing, please sign up in advance of the meeting here.

For instructions on how to participate in the virtual meetings, please contact Community Development at 208-446-1070. 

Future public meetings will also be available to view live on the Kootenai County YouTube channel .

Comments submitted on YouTube however will not be included in the record.

If you are interested in participating in the hearing via Zoom AND also plan to watch the YouTube livestream, please mute the device playing the livestream to eliminate echoing.

Physical attendance at the public hearings may be allowed  at some point in the future with distancing guidelines IF the stay at home order (stipulating no more than ten people shall physically gather at the same time) is lifted PRIOR to the scheduled public hearing dates.   Please watch the Community Development website for updates to scheduling.

Additional information may be obtained from Kootenai County Community Development, 451 N. Government Way, P.O. Box 9000, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816-9000, 208-446-1070.

How to Participate

Preparing for the Virtual Public Hearing

  • Virtual hearings are hosted through Zoom. Prior to the hearing, download the meeting software. Go to to learn more.
  • Those that wish to testify are encouraged to test their settings using the Zoom Meeting Test. This is available at
  • All hearings start promptly at 6:00 p.m. Use the link provided in the table above to attend a meeting you wish to attend/participate. It is recommended that you have the Zoom meeting portal up and ready before the meeting.

During the Virtual Public Hearing

  • Please be patient, as this is a new process for all of us.
  • Please be respectful of others and in the delivery of your testimony. We reserve the right to silence or remove any participant who is not respectful during public testimony.
  • All public hearings are moderated by an emcee who will allow participants (called “Attendees” in Zoom) to speak in an orderly fashion similar to the typical public hearing procedures.
  • If you experience technical difficulties, please contact the Zoom Help Center.