[Ord. No. 82 §1, 4-3-1969; Ord. No. 304 §1, 4-3-1997]
There is hereby established and created for the City of Rogersville, Missouri, a Commission to be known as the Planning and Zoning Commission as provided by Chapter 89, RSMo. Such Commission shall consist of nine (9) members composed as follows, to wit: The Mayor, if the Mayor chooses to be a member, a member of the Board selected by the Board, if the Board chooses to have a member serve on the Commission, the City Engineer, if applicable and not more than seven (7) citizens from the City at large to be known as citizen members who shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. The Mayor, Board Member and City Engineer shall serve during the term for which they were elected or appointed. The citizen members shall serve for a term of four (4) years from the first (1st) day of January next following their appointment. The terms of the citizen members first appointed shall be for varying periods so that succeeding terms will be staggered. Thereafter, appointments shall be made to fill vacancies prior to the first (1st) day of January of each calendar year. 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.
All citizen members shall be qualified voters and taxpayers of the City of Rogersville, Missouri, and shall hold no other office or position in the City administration.
All citizen members of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall serve without compensation.
[Ord. No. 314 §2, 2-19-1998]
The Commission shall annually at its first (1st) meeting after the first (1st) day of January elect from among the citizen members its Chairman and Secretary, and any Chairman or Secretary shall be eligible for re-election. The Commission shall hold regular meetings at such times and places as it may establish by its own rules and shall by its rule provide the manner for calling of special meetings. It shall adopt rules for the transaction of its business and shall keep a record of its proceedings, which records shall be public records.
[Ord. No. 82 §3, 4-3-1969]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall make an annual report to the Board of Aldermen covering its investigations, transactions and recommendations and such other and further reports relative thereto as it may deem proper or as required by the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 82 §4, 4-3-1969]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have authority to appoint or employ such employees and staff members necessary for its work as it may deem necessary, but the expenditures by the Commission, exclusive of grants and gifts, shall be within the amounts appropriated for the purpose by 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.
[Ord. No. 82 §5, 4-3-1969]
The City Planning and Zoning Commission shall have the power and it shall be its duty to perform the following functions, to wit:
Make and adopt a City Plan for the physical development of the municipality.
Make recommendations in connection with the execution and detailed interpretation of the City Plan and make such changes and adjustments in the plan from time to time as it may deem desirable.
Prepare a zoning plan for the City of Rogersville for the regulation of the height, area, bulk, location and use of private, non-profit and public structures and premises, and of population density, all in conformity to the provisions of Chapter 89, RSMo.
Prepare and submit the Board of Aldermen its recommendations for regulations governing the subdivision of land within the City of Rogersville, Missouri, including, among other things, requirements for the coordinated development of the municipality, for the coordination of streets within subdivisions with other existing or planned streets or with other features of the City Plan or Official Map of the City, for adequate open spaces for traffic, recreation, light and air, and for a distribution of population and traffic. The Commission shall further make recommenda-tions as to requirements of the extent and manner in which the streets of the subdivision shall be graded and improved, requirements as to the extent and manner of the installation of all utility facilities, and recommended manner of enforcement. All recommendations shall be in conformity with Chapter 89, RSMo., and not in conflict with this or any other ordinance of the City of Rogersville, Missouri.
Make recommendations regarding the approval or disapproval of plats for land subdivision.
The Commission shall have all powers reasonably necessary and incident to carrying out the foregoing provisions and duties and shall further have any and all other powers conferred upon it by Chapter 89, RSMo., which are not in conflict with any ordinance of the City of Rogersville, Missouri.
The Planning and Zoning Commission, its members and employees in the performance of its functions may enter upon any land to make examinations and surveys.