[Ord. No. 06-04-01 §1(303.1), 4-25-2006]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall be formed in accordance with the provisions of Sections 89.070, 89.320 and 89.330, RSMo. The Commission shall consist of not more than fifteen (15) nor less than seven (7) members, and shall include:
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 serve on the Commission; and
Not more than fifteen (15) nor less than five (5) citizens, who shall be residents of Fair Grove, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. Commission members shall serve without compensation.
[Ord. No. 06-04-01 §1(303.2), 4-25-2006]
Commission members of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall serve without compensation.
[Ord. No. 06-04-01 §1(303.3), 4-25-2006]
The Commission shall elect its 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. Should be done at first (1st) meeting after April election.
[Ord. No. 06-04-01 §1(303.4), 4-25-2006]
Adopting Rules. The Commission may adopt rules and regulations governing the procedures and operations of the Commission not inconsistent with the provisions of this Chapter.
Meeting Schedule. The Commission shall establish a regular meeting schedule and shall meet frequently enough in order to take action in a timely manner on matters brought before the Commission.
Open Meetings. The Commission shall conduct its meetings so as to obtain necessary information and to promote the full and free exchange of ideas and evidence. All Commission meetings shall be open to the public and the agenda for each meeting shall be made available in advance of the meeting as required by law.
Minutes Of Meetings. Minutes shall be kept of all Commission proceedings.
The expenditures of the Planning and Zoning Commission, exclusive of grants and gifts, shall be within amounts appropriated for the purposes of the Board of Aldermen.
All public officials shall upon request furnish to the Planning and Zoning Commission, within a reasonable time, all available information it requires for its works.
In general, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall have the power necessary to enable it to perform its functions and promote City planning. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have the power to perform all of the functions of the Zoning Commission provided for in Chapter 89, RSMo., and shall have and perform all of the functions of a Planning Board as outlined in such Chapter.
[Ord. No. 06-04-01 §1(303.5), 4-25-2006; Ord. No. 42, 2-22-2011]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
Conduct studies and recommend to the Board of Aldermen plans, goals and objectives relating to the growth, development and redevelopment of the City.
Prepare and recommend to the Board of Aldermen policies ordinances and administrative procedures and other means for carrying out plans for the City in a coordinated and efficient manner.
Prepare and recommend to the Board of Aldermen regulations and requirements governing the coordinated development of land within the City. Recommendations may be made, among other things, for the coordination of streets within subdivisions with other existing or planned streets or with other features of the Comprehensive Plan or Official Map; for adequate open spaces for traffic, recreation, light and air; for distribution of population and traffic; for requirements as to the extent and manner of installation of all utility facilities; and recommended manner of enforcement. All recommendations shall be in conformity with Chapter 89, RSMo.
Hold public hearings on rezoning applications and amendments to the Zoning Map and make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen regarding the approval or disapproval of rezoning applications and amendments to the Zoning Map.
Make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen on conditional use permit applications and planned developments.
Conduct study and make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen on modifications and amendments to the Zoning Regulations.
Carry out other such work and activity as may be requested by the Board of Aldermen, pursuant to Chapter 89, RSMo.
To review plans for construction, exterior alterations, reconstruction and demolition within the Historic Business District of Fair Grove and to make written findings of fact upon their review and submit these findings together with its recommendations to the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 06-04-01 §1(303.6), 4-25-2006]
The Commission shall make reports to the Board of Aldermen as it may deem proper or as requested by the Board of Aldermen on its investigations, transactions and recommendations and other reports relative to its proscribed responsibilities and authority.