[CC 1968 §2-120; Ord. No. 2077 §1, 6-17-1991]
There is hereby established an Advisory Board to be known as the Development Advisory Commission. The purpose of this Commission shall be to foster pro-active communication between the City and the building community on proposed development regulation changes and to provide a vehicle for the resolution of issues affecting new legislation whether proposed by the City or the building community.
[CC 1968 §2-121; Ord. No. 2077 §1, 6-17-1991]
Members. The Development Advisory Commission shall consist of eight (8) members.
Qualifications. Two (2) of the members shall be representatives of the building industry. They do not have to be citizens of Blue Springs, but must be actively pursuing their trade within the City of Blue Springs. Two (2) members shall be residents of the City of Blue Springs. One (1) member shall be a current Councilman. One (1) member shall be a current member of the Planning Commission. The Public Works Director and the Community Development Director shall each be members of the Commission.
[Ord. No. 4559 §1, 8-3-2015]
Appointment. The Mayor shall, by and with the consent of the City Council, appoint members not specifically designated because of their position.
Terms. The building industry and general citizen/resident members shall serve terms of three (3) years. Of that group, members first appointed after passage of this Article shall be appointed for the following terms: One (1) resident shall be appointed for one (1) year; one (1) Building Representative member shall be appointed for two (2) years; one (1) building representative member shall be appointed for three (3) years; and the other resident member shall be appointed for two (2) years. Subsequent appointments of these members shall be for terms of three (3) years. The members that are representatives of the City Council or Planning Commission shall be reappointed annually within thirty (30) days of the annual City Council elections.
Vacancies. All vacancies on the Commission that are subject to appointment shall be reported to the Mayor and City Council. Thereafter, the Mayor shall, by and with the consent of the City Council, appoint a person to fill the unexpired term of that member.
Organization. The Commission shall be chaired by the Representative of the Planning Commission. The Commission shall elect such other officers annually as it deems necessary at its first (1st) meeting after the annual City Council elections.
Removal. The Mayor, by and with the consent of the City Council, may remove from office any member of the Commission for misconduct, neglect of duty, or lack of qualifications.
[CC 1968 §2-122; Ord. No. 2077 §1, 6-17-1991]
Meetings shall be held on an "as-needed basis". The Chairman of the Development Advisory Commission shall decide the meeting date and time. The Mayor may also call for a meeting of the Commission and set the time and date thereof.
[CC 1968 §2-123; Ord. No. 2077 §1, 6-17-1991]
The duties of the Development Advisory Commission shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
Communications. When an ordinance or regulation change is being considered by the City that would affect the building industry, the Development Advisory Commission shall meet and hear what the proposed change is from City Staff. The Commission shall discuss the proposal and make recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council, as may be appropriate, that the proposed change should be adopted, not be adopted, or be adopted with modifications.
If the Commission deems it necessary, it shall seek more input from outside sources prior to making its recommendations and may, if necessary, meet further to discuss the proposed change. The vote count and the final recommendation shall be reported to the City Council.
Issue resolution by developing legislation, rules, or regulations. The Commission may serve as a vehicle for preparing and recommending needed legislation, regulations, or rule changes. In this way the Commission may resolve issues between the City and the building community with either entity bringing the issue to the Commission's attention. Said proposals will then be forwarded to the appropriate governmental body.
[CC 1968 §2-124; Ord. No. 2077 §1, 6-17-1991]
The Development Advisory Commission shall be an advisory body only that provides advice and makes recommendations to others.
[CC 1968 §2-125; Ord. No. 2077 §1, 6-17-1991]
The Development Advisory Commission is empowered to promulgate rules and procedures consistent with this Article to be followed by it for the conduct of its meetings and in order to carry out the duties and responsibilities hereby granted it. The Commission shall prepare and send to the City Council said rules and procedures within ninety (90) days of its formation by appointment. Before any such rules and procedures shall become effective, they shall be first approved by resolution of the City Council.
[CC 1968 §2-126; Ord. No. 2077 §1, 6-17-1991]
All members of the Board shall be voting members.