There shall be a Planning and Zoning Commission which shall exercise all powers and authority enumerated in Chapter 124, Section 8-2 of the General Statutes, as amended, and shall exercise said powers and authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 8-3 and Section 8-4a of Chapter 124 of the General Statutes, as amended. All existing regulations shall continue in full force and effect until modified, repealed or superseded by action of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall consist of seven regular voting members. The Mayor and Director of Public Works shall also be members without voting privileges. There shall be three alternate voting members. Members and alternates shall be elected for terms of four years. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall annually elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Secretary from among its regular voting members.
A quorum shall consist of six commissioners and decisions shall be taken by affirmative vote of no less than five commissioners.
There shall be a Zoning Board of Appeals in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 124 of the General Statutes. Members shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council. Members of the present Zoning Board of Appeals shall continue in office until the expiration of their terms.
There shall be such Commission and Committees of an advisory nature or limited duration, as may be deemed necessary by the Mayor and the Common Council, and all members of such Commissions and Committees shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council, except as herein provided. The powers, duties and organization of each Commission and Committee shall be prescribed by ordinance.
A member of any appointed Commission or Committee, who shall be absent therefrom for three consecutive meetings without good cause shown, may, upon the recommendation of the chairman or director thereof and upon the approval by the appointing authority, be ordered removed therefrom by the Mayor whereupon the appointing authority shall fill the unexpired term created by such vacancy.