[Ord. No. 847 §1, 8-6-1963]
The City of Kennett shall be authorized to make, adopt, amend, extend, and carry out a municipal plan as authorized by law.
[Ord. No. 847 §2, 8-6-1963]
A Commission to be known as the "City Planning Commission" is hereby created which shall consist of twelve (12) citizen members who shall represent, insofar as is feasible, different professions, interests or occupations in the City and who shall be appointed by the Mayor by and with the approval of the Council, together with the Mayor, a member of the City Council, selected by the Council and the Code Enforcement Officer.
[Ord. No. 847 §3, 8-6-1963]
All citizen members of the City Planning Commission shall serve as such without compensation and shall hold no other municipal office.
[Ord. No. 847 §4, 8-6-1963]
The term of each citizen member of the City Planning Commission shall be four (4) years, except that three (3) members of the first (1st) Commission shall be appointed to serve for four (4) years, three (3) members for three (3) years, three (3) members for two (2) years and three (3) members for one (1) year. All members shall hold office until their successors are appointed. Any vacancy in a membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment as aforesaid. The Council may remove any citizen member for cause stated in writing and after public hearing.
[Ord. No. 847 §5, 8-6-1963]
The City Planning Commission shall elect its Chairman and Secretary from its members and create and fill such other of its offices as it may determine. The term of the Chairman and Secretary shall be one (1) year and he/she shall be eligible for re-election. The Commission shall hold at least one (1) regular meeting in each month. It shall adopt rules for the transaction of business and shall keep a record of its resolutions, transactions, findings and determinations, which record shall be a public record.
[Ord. No. 847 §6, 8-6-1963]
The Council may provide the funds, equipment and accommodations necessary for the work of the Commission, but the expenditures of the Commission, exclusive of gifts, shall be within the amounts appropriated for that purpose by the Council and no expenditures, nor agreements for expenditures shall be valid or legal in excess of such amount. Provided however, that such Commission shall have the authority and the power to accept and receive donations of cash or property, gifts, bequests and grants and, with the approval of the Council, may use such non-appropriated assets as the Commission shall deem beneficial and advantageous to the City of Kennett.
[Ord. No. 847 §7, 8-6-1963]
It shall be the function and duty of the Commission to make and adopt plans for the physical development of the municipality, including any areas outside of its boundaries but within its statute authority which, in the Commission's judgment, bear relation to the planning of the municipality.
[Ord. No. 847 §8, 8-6-1963]
The Commission, from time to time, shall recommend to the appropriate public officials programs for public officials and agencies, civic organization, public utility companies, educational, professional and other organizations and with citizens with relation to the promulgation and carrying out of the plan. The Commission shall have the power to delegate authority to any of the above named groups to conduct studies and make surveys for said Commission if it deems expedient.
[Ord. No. 847 §9, 8-6-1963]
The Chairman of the Commission shall have power to administer an oath to any person concerning any matter submitted to the Commission or coming within the powers and duties of the Commission. The Commission may further issue process to compel the attendance of persons before it and shall have the power to subpoena books, records, and papers if necessary, which process shall be served the same as process is issued out of the City Municipal Court.