In 1969 shortly after the first Planning & Zoning Department began work in Bolivar, the first City Comprehensive Plan was adopted. The Comprehensive Plan was updated twice in 1980 and 1984. However, in 2006 city staff and officials recognized the need for another update.
Not only did the City identify the statutory responsibility as described in the State of Missouri Revised Statutes, it also recognized dramatic population change since the last Plan update and many other city changes. This led to an update process which included coordinated planning between city staff, city officials and citizens based on land use and goals assessment. In April of 2010, the City of Bolivar Board of Aldermen eagerly adopted the 2010 Bolivar Comprehensive Plan. Today the Comprehensive Plan guides the City in not only zoning decisions, but also in many other municipal departmental decisions including, but not limited to, transportation, public safety and public recreation.
2010 Bolivar Comprehensive Plan Vision Statement
“Bolivar is a community – one of neighbors, character, identity, strong heritage and faith. We are a community of enterprise, rich with opportunities in healthcare, education and business. Now and in the future, we are committed to being a hub of economic growth and diversity with a high quality of life for all.”
Click here to download the 2010 Bolivar Comprehensive Plan.
Welcome to Bolivar, Missouri
City Hall is now fully operational at temporary locations as follows:
If you are looking for the UTILITIES DEPARTMENT, you will find them at the former Commerce drive-thru at 624 S. Albany Ave. This includes utility service, special events applications, business licenses, building permits and park reservations.
If you are looking for the COURT CLERK to pay a ticket or a fine, you will also need to go to the former Commerce drive-thru at 624 S. Albany Ave.
If you are looking for the POLICE DEPARTMENT, they are now located in the former Commerce building at 624 S. Albany Ave.
The FIRE DEPARTMENT is still located at 312 S. Springfield Ave.
The BUILDING INSPECTOR is now located at the Public Works Building, 2251 W. Broadway.
The ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT is now located at the Bolivar Municipal Golf Course, 1506 W. Broadway St. This includes business licenses, building permits, park reservations, special events applications and appointments with Administration.
If you are in need of assistance, or have any questions, please call 326-2489.
Welcome to the City of Bolivar home page! It is with great pleasure that staff and I have the opportunity to serve and represent this fine community. The Internet provides us a unique opportunity to make ourselves available to every citizen and customer by bringing services and information from City Hall directly into the home or place of business. I hope you will take advantage of this service by browsing through the City's home pages, and please feel free to email us with questions or comments you may have. Thank you for your interest in the City of Bolivar!