[Ord. No. 516 §22(22-01), 6-21-2001]
The City of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, shall be authorized to make, adopt, amend, extend and carry out a municipal plan as authorized by law.
[Ord. No. 1341 §1, 8-20-2008]
There is hereby established within and for the City a Planning and Zoning Commission which 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 Planning and Zoning Commission shall serve without compensation.
[Ord. No. 516 §22(22-03), 6-21-2001; Ord. No. 1341 §2, 8-20-2008]
The City Planning and Zoning 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. The term of each of the citizen members shall be for four (4) years, except that the terms of the citizen members first (1st) appointed shall be for varying periods so that succeeding terms will be appointed as aforesaid. Any vacancy in a membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment as provided in Section 400.010 of this Code. The Board of Aldermen may remove any citizen member for cause stated in writing and after public hearing.
[Ord. No. 516 §22(22-04), 6-21-2001; Ord. No. 1225 §1, 10-17-2007; Ord. No. 1341 §3, 8-20-2008]
The City Planning and Zoning Commission shall hold regularly scheduled meetings and special meetings as they provide by rule. The Commission shall adopt rules for the transaction of business and shall keep a record of its proceedings. These records shall be public records.
Editor's Note — Ord. no. 1225 §2, adopted October 17, 2007, repealed section 400.050 "regular meetings". Former section 400.050 derived from ord. no. 741 §§3 — 5, 4-15-2004. Subsequently ord. no. 1341 §4 additionally repealed this section. At the editor's discretion, this section has been reserved for the city's future use.
[Ord. No. 1341 §5, 8-20-2008]
All public officials shall upon request furnish to the Planning and Zoning Commission within a reasonable time all available information it requires for its work.
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. 516 §22(22-05), 6-21-2001]
The Board of Aldermen may provide the funds, equipment and accommodations necessary for the work of the Commission, but the expenditures of the Commission exclusive of grants and gifts, shall be within the amounts appropriated for that purpose by the Board of Aldermen and no expenditures nor agreements for expenditures shall be valid or legal in excess of such amount.
[Ord. No. 516 §22(22-06), 6-21-2001; Ord. No. 1341 §6, 8-20-2008]
The Commission may make reports and recommendations relating to the plan and development of the City to public officials and agencies, public utility companies, civic, education, professional and other organizations and citizens. It may recommend to the Mayor of the Board of Aldermen of the City programs for public improvements and the financing thereof. The Commission, its members and employees, in the performance of its functions, may enter upon any land to make examinations and surveys.
Editor's Note — Ord. no. 1341 §7, adopted August 20, 2008, repealed section 400.100 "recommendations of the commission" in its entirety. Former section 400.100 derived from ord. no. 516 §22(22-07), 6-21-2001; ord. no. 542 §1(p), 12-20-2001. At the editor's discretion, this section has been reserved for the city's future use.
Whenever the Commission adopts the plan of the City 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 Planning 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 (⅔) of its entire membership, may overrule the disapproval and, upon the overruling, the Board 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 (⅔) 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.