[R.O. 2006 §400.010; CC 1980 §700.010; Ord. No. 477, 7-8-1963]
The City of Troy shall be authorized to make, adopt, amend, extend and carry out a municipal plan as authorized by law.
[R.O. 2006 §400.020; CC 1980 §700.020; Ord. No. 477, 7-8-1963; Ord. No. 694, 11-17-1986; Ord. No. 694A, 4-16-2001; Ord. No. 1019 §1, 9-18-2006]
A commission to be known as the "City Planning and Zoning Commission" is hereby created which shall consist of ten (10) members made up of the Mayor, if the Mayor chooses to be a member, a member of the Board of Aldermen selected by the Board of Aldermen, if the Board of Aldermen chooses to have a member, and eight (8) citizen members who shall represent insofar as is feasible different professions, interests or occupations in the City and who shall be appointed by the Mayor by and with approval of the Board of Aldermen. The City Engineer shall be a non-voting member of the Planning and Zoning Commission to provide staff support and technical advice to the voting members.
[R.O. 2006 §400.030; CC 1980 §700.030; Ord. No. 1019 §2, 9-18-2006]
All members of the City Planning and Zoning Commission shall serve as such without compensation.
[R.O. 2006 §400.040; CC 1980 §700.040; Ord. No. 477, 7-8-1963; Ord. No. 1019 §2, 9-18-2006]
The term of each member of the City Planning and Zoning Commission shall be four (4) years, except that of the citizen members one (1) member of the first (1st) Commission shall be appointed to serve for the term of two (2) years, one (1) to serve for the term of three (3) years, and two (2) to serve for the term of four (4) years. All members shall hold office until their successors are appointed. Any vacancy in a membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment as aforesaid. The Commission may remove any citizen member for cause stated in writing and after public hearing.
[R.O. 2006 §400.050; CC 1980 §700.050; Ord. No. 477, 7-8-1963; Ord. No. 1019 §2, 9-18-2006; Ord. No. 1124, 8-16-2010]
The City Planning and Zoning Commission shall elect its Chairman and Secretary from its citizen members and create and fill such other of its offices as it may determine. The term of the Chairman shall be one (1) year and he/she shall be eligible for re-election. The Commission shall hold at least one (1) regular meeting in each month. It shall adopt rules for the transaction of business and shall keep a record of its resolutions, transactions, findings and determinations, which record shall be a public record.
In the event that no item has been placed on the agenda of the Planning and Zoning Commission five (5) days before the date of its regular monthly meeting, the Chairman, in the Chairman's sole discretion, may cancel the meeting and notify the other Commission members of said cancellation.
[R.O. 2006 §400.060; CC 1980 §700.060; Ord. No. 1019 §2, 9-18-2006]
The Board of Aldermen may provide the funds, equipment and accommodations necessary for the work of the Commission, but the expenditures of the Commission, exclusive of gifts, shall be within the amounts appropriated for that purpose by the Board of Aldermen and no expenditures nor agreements for expenditures shall be valid or legal in excess of such amount. Provided however, that such Commission shall have the authority and the power to accept and receive donations of cash or property, gifts, bequests and grants and, with the approval of the Board of Aldermen, may use such non-appropriated assets as the Commission shall deem beneficial and advantageous to the City.
[R.O. 2006 §400.070; CC 1980 §700.070; Ord. No. 477, 7-8-1963; Ord. No. 1019 §2, 9-18-2006]
It shall be the function and duty of the Commission to make and adopt plans for the physical development of the municipality, including any areas outside of its boundaries but within its statute authority, which, in the Commission's judgment, bear relation to the planning of the municipality.
[R.O. 2006 §400.080; CC 1980 §700.080; Ord. No. 1019 §2, 9-18-2006]
The Commission, from time to time, shall recommend to the appropriate public officials programs for public structures and improvements and for the financing thereof. It shall be the function and duty of the Commission to further consult and advise with public officials and agencies, civic organizations, public utility companies, educational, professional and other organizations and with citizens with relation to the promulgation and carrying out of the plan. The Commission shall have the power to delegate authority to any of the above named groups to conduct studies and make surveys for said Commission if it deems expedient.
[R.O. 2006 §400.090; CC 1980 §700.090; , Ord. No. 177, 6-18-1910; Ord. No. 1019 §2, 9-18-2006]
The Chairman of the Commission shall have the power to administer an oath to any person concerning any matter submitted to the Commission or coming within the powers and duties of the Commission. The Commission may further issue process to compel the attendance of persons before it and shall have the power to subpoena books, records and papers if necessary, which process shall be served the same as process is issued out of the City Municipal Court.