[R.O. 2006 §400.010; Code 1975 §42.010]
A Planning Commission is established.
[R.O. 2006 §400.020]
The Planning Commission of any municipality shall consist of not more than fifteen (15) nor less than seven (7) members, including:
The Mayor, if the Mayor chooses to be a member;
A member of the Board of Aldermen selected by the Board, if the Board chooses to have a member serve on the Commission; and
Not more than fifteen (15) nor less than five (5) citizens appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. All citizen members of the Commission shall serve without compensation. The term of each of the citizen members shall be for four (4) years, except that the terms of the citizen members first appointed shall be for varying periods so that succeeding terms will be staggered. Any vacancy in a membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment as aforesaid. The Board of Aldermen may remove any citizen member for cause stated in writing and after public hearing.
[R.O. 2006 §400.030; CC 1985 §17-28]
The Planning Commission shall elect a Chairman and Secretary from among the citizen members. The term of Chairman and Secretary shall be for one (1) year with eligibility for re-election.
The Planning Commission shall hold regular meetings and special meetings as provided by rule and shall adopt rules for the transaction of business and keep a record of its proceedings. These records shall be public records.
The Planning Commission shall appoint employees and staff necessary for its work and may contract with City planners and other professional persons for the services that it requires. The expenditures of the Commission exclusive of grants and gifts shall be within the amounts appropriated for the purpose by the Board of Aldermen.
[R.O. 2006 §400.040; CC 1985 §17-29]
The Planning Commission shall have and perform all the functions of the Zoning Commission provided for in Sections 89.010 to 89.250, RSMo., and shall have and perform all of the functions of the Planning Commission as outlined in such provisions.
[R.O. 2006 §400.050; CC 1985 §17-30]
The Planning Commission shall make and adopt a City plan for the physical development of the City. The City plan with the accompanying maps, plats, charts and descriptive and explanatory matter shall show the Commission's recommendations for the physical development and uses of land and may include, among other things, the general location, character and extent of streets and other public ways, grounds, places and spaces, the general location and extent of public utilities and terminals, whether publicly or privately owned, the acceptance, widening, removal, extension, relocation, narrowing, vacation, abandonment or change of use of any of the foregoing and the general character, extent and layout of the replanning of blighted districts and slum areas.
The Planning Commission may also prepare a zoning plan for the regulation of height, area, bulk, location and use of private non-profit and public structures and premises and population density. The adoption and enforcement and administration of the zoning plan shall conform to the provisions of Sections 89.010 to 89.250, RSMo.
[R.O. 2006 §400.060; CC 1985 §17-31]
In the preparation of the City plan, the Planning Commission shall make careful and comprehensive surveys and studies of the existing conditions and probable future growth of the City. The plan shall be made with the general purpose of guiding and accomplishing a coordinated development of the City which will be in accordance with existing and future needs and best promote the general welfare as well as efficiency and economy in the process of development.
[R.O. 2006 §400.070; CC 1985 §17-32]
The Planning Commission may adopt the City plan as a whole or by a single resolution or, as the work of making the whole City plan progresses, may from time to time adopt a part or parts thereof any part to correspond generally with one (1) or more of the functional subdivisions of the subject matter of the plan.
Before the adoption, amendment or extension of the plan or portion thereof, the Commission shall hold at least one (1) public hearing thereon. Fifteen (15) days' notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be published in at least one (1) newspaper having general circulation within the City. The hearing may be adjourned from time to time.
The adoption of the City plan requires majority vote of the full membership of the Planning Commission. The resolution shall refer expressly to the maps, descriptive matter and other matters intended by the Commission to form the whole or part of the plan. The action taken on the City plan shall be recorded on the adopted plan or part thereof by the identifying signature of the Secretary of the Planning Commission and filed in the office of the Commission, identified properly by file number and a copy of the plan or part thereof shall be certified to the Board of Aldermen and the City Clerk and a copy shall be recorded in the office of the County Recorder of Deeds and shall be available for public inspection during normal office hours.
[R.O. 2006 §400.080; CC 1985 §17-33]
The Planning Commission may make reports and recommendations relating to the City plan and the development of the City to public officials and agencies, public utility companies, civic, educational, professional and other organizations and citizens. The Commission may recommend to the executive or legislative officials of the City programs for public improvements and the financing thereof.
All public officials shall, upon request, furnish to the Planning Commission within a reasonable time all available information it requires for its work. The Commission, its members and employees in the performance of its functions may lawfully enter upon any land to make examinations and surveys.
In general, the Commission shall have the power necessary to enable it to perform its functions and promote municipal planning.
[R.O. 2006 §400.090; CC 1985 §17-34]
Whenever the Planning Commission adopts a City plan or any part thereof, no street or other public facilities or no public utility whether publicly or privately owned and the location, extent and character thereof having been included in the recommendations and proposals of the plan or portions thereof shall be constructed or authorized in the City until the location, extent and character thereof has been submitted to and approved by the Commission. In case of disapproval, the Commission shall communicate its reasons to the Board of Aldermen and the Board by vote of not less than two-thirds (2/3) of its entire membership may overrule the disapproval. Upon such overruling, the Board of Aldermen or the appropriate board or officer may proceed, except that if the public facility or utility is one the authorization or financing of which does not fall within the province of the Board, then the submission to the Planning Commission shall be by the Board having jurisdiction and the Planning Commission's disapproval may be overruled by that Board by a vote of not less than two-thirds (2/3) of its entire membership. The acceptance, widening, removal, extension, relocation, narrowing, vacation, abandonment, change of use, acquisition of land for sale or lease of any street or other public facility is subject to similar submission and approval and the failure to approve may be similarly overruled. The failure of the Commission to act within sixty (60) days after the date of official submission to it shall be deemed approval.
[R.O. 2006 §400.100; CC 1985 §17-35]
After the Planning Commission adopts a City plan which includes at least a major street plan or progresses in its City planning to the making and adoption of a major street plan and files a certified copy of the major street plan in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of the County, no plat of a subdivision of land lying within the City shall be filed or recorded until it has been submitted to and the report and recommendation thereon made by the Commission to the Board of Aldermen and the Board has approved the plat as provided by law.
[R.O. 2006 §400.110; CC 1985 §17-36]
Subdivision regulations may include requirements as to the extent and manner in which the streets of a subdivision or any designated portions thereto shall be graded and improved as well as including requirements as to the extent and manner of the installation of all utility facilities and compliance with all these requirements is a condition precedent to the approval of the plat. The regulations or practice of the Board of Aldermen may provide for the tentative approval of the plat previous to the improvements and installations, but any tentative approval shall not be entered on the plat. The regulations may provide that, in lieu of the completion of the work and installations previous to the final approval of a plat, the Board of Aldermen may accept a bond in an amount and with surety and conditions satisfactory to it providing for and securing the actual construction and installation of the improvements and utilities within a period specified by the Board of Aldermen and expressed in the bond. The Board may enforce the bond by all appropriate, legal and equitable remedies. The regulations may provide, in lieu of the completion of the work and installations previous to the final approval of a plat, for an assessment or other method whereby the Board is put in an assured position to do the work and make the installations at the cost of the owners of the property within the subdivision. The regulations may provide for the dedication, reservation or acquisition of land and open spaces necessary for public uses indicated on the City plan and for appropriate means for providing for the compensation including reasonable charges against the subdivision, if any, and over a period of time and in a manner as is in the public interest.
Before adoption of its subdivision regulations or any amendment thereof, the Board of Aldermen thereon shall hold a duly advertised public hearing.
[R.O. 2006 §400.120; CC 1985 §17-37]
Within sixty (60) days after the submission of a plat to the Planning Commission, the Commission shall approve or disapprove the plat; otherwise the plat is deemed approved by the Commission, except that the Commission, with the consent of the applicant for the approval, may extend the sixty (60) day period. The ground of disapproval of any plat by the Commission shall be made a matter of record.
[R.O. 2006 §400.130; Ord. No. 97.15 §1, 7-17-1997]
The designation of all street numbers for dwelling units and places of business on all public and private streets shall be assigned by the City in accordance with procedures adopted by the City of Osage Beach.
The Planning Department shall keep a record of all numbers assigned under this Article.
[R.O. 2006 §400.140; Ord. No. 97.15 §2, 7-17-1997]
The owner or occupant or person in charge of any house or building to which a number has been assigned will be notified by the City of the number assigned to the same at any time after the adoption of this Article.
Within sixty (60) days after the receipt of such notification, the owner or occupant or person in charge of a house or building to which a number has been assigned shall affix the number to the structure, if said structure is visible from the road. If said structure is not visible from the roadway, numbers shall be affixed to a sign or number post in such a way that the address can clearly be seen from the roadway.
It shall be the duty of such owner or occupant or person in charge thereof upon affixing the new number to remove any other number(s) which might be mistaken for, or confused with, the number assigned to said structure.
Each principal building shall display the number assigned toward the street on which the structure is addressed and adjacent to the entrance. In case a principal building is occupied by more than one (1) business or dwelling unit, each separate front entrance shall display a separate address or unit number.
Numbers indicating the official address for each principal building or each front entrance to such building shall be posted in a manner so as to be legible and distinguishable from the street on which the property is located, with numerals painted or applied of a contrasting color to the background, of not less than three (3) inches in height in residential areas, and not less than four (4) inches in height in commercial areas. Script lettering or similar unconventional type styles are not permitted. If a building or dwelling is situated in such a way that the numbers cannot be easily seen from the roadway in front of said structure, then a sign or number post must be installed in front of the structure and placed in such a way that it is easily seen from the roadway.
[R.O. 2006 §400.150; Ord. No. 97.15 §3, 7-17-1997]
Numbers will be assigned to each proposed lot or tract on the recorded copies of final subdivision plats by the Planning Department.
No building permit shall be issued for any principal building until the owner or developer has procured from the Planning Department the official address of the premises. Final approval of a certificate of occupancy of any principal building erected or repaired after the effective date of this Article shall be withheld until permanent and proper numbers have been displayed in accordance with the requirements of Section 400.140 above.
[R.O. 2006 §400.160; Ord. No. 97.15 §4, 7-17-1997]
In the event that the owner or occupant or person in charge of any house or building refuses to comply with the terms of this Article by failing to affix the number assigned in the manner prescribed herein within sixty (60) days after notification, or by failing, within sixty (60) days to remove any old numbers affixed to such house, house entrance, or elsewhere, which may be confused with the number assigned hereto, shall be punishable by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) for each day that the violation exists.