[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Crisfield 9-12-1979 by Ord. No. 335. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 112.
[Amended 9-13-2006 by Ord. No. 568]
A City Planning Commission of the City of Crisfield is hereby created. The Commission shall consist of an attorney and the Commissioner of Public Works and seven other persons, residents of the city, appointed by the Mayor as follows: one of the members shall be appointed for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, one for a term of three years, one for a term of four years and one for a term of five years. Their successors shall in all cases be appointed for terms of three years, and all appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired terms. The members presently serving shall continue in office until their successors are appointed.
[Amended 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 558]
The Commissioners shall receive $25 each, per meeting, for their services as such Commissioners.
The Planning Commission is authorized and empowered to act or authorize under Article 66B of the Annotated Code of Maryland, subject to the limitations and provisions and limitations of said Article as the same may be amended from time to time, including by way of enumeration and not limitation the following:
To review the substance and implementation of the Zoning Ordinance and the Comprehensive Plan and make recommendations thereon to the Mayor and Council.
To develop and recommend a transportation plan to the Mayor and Council.
To develop and recommend subdivision regulations to the Mayor and Council.
To study, evaluate and recommend programs and plans for public structures, improvements, land acquisitions and their financing.
The time within which the City Planning Commission shall report on any matter or class of matters referred to it, in accordance with the provisions of Article 66B of the Annotated Code of Maryland, shall be 90 days, and in default of such report within such period, the Planning Commission shall forfeit the right further to suspend action with regard to the particular matter on which it has so defaulted. However, in any specific case, the Mayor and City Council may grant such longer period as it may deem proper within which the Commission may make its report.
No plan, plot or description showing the layout of any highway or street on private property or of building lots in connection with or in relation to such highway or street within the limits of the City of Crisfield shall be received for record in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Somerset County until a copy of such plan, plot or description has been filed with the Commission and it has certified its approval thereof.
Whenever a copy of a plan, plot or description is filed with the City Planning Commission, the Commission shall, within 60 days, report to the City Council its recommendations in relation thereto. The City Council shall then consider the same and direct the City Planning Commission either to certify its approval thereof or to refuse to approve of the same, and the Commission shall act at once in accordance with such directions.