[CC 2001 §2.48.030; Ord. No. 13.00 §3, 11-12-1968; Ord. No. 13.00-A §1, 7-14-1992]
The Planning Commission of the City shall consist of thirteen (13) members, including the Mayor, if the Mayor chooses to be a member; a member of the City Council selected by the Council, if the Council chooses to have a member serve on the Commission, annually at its first (1st) organizational meeting, and not more than fifteen (15) nor less than five (5) citizens appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Council. All citizen members of the Commission shall serve without compensation. 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 the succeeding terms will be staggered. Any vacancy in 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.
[CC 2001 §2.48.040; Ord. No. 13.00 §4, 11-12-1968]
The Commission shall elect a Chairperson and Secretary from among the citizen members. The term of Chairperson and Secretary shall be for one (1) year, with eligibility for re-election. The Commission shall hold regular meetings and special meetings and as they provide by rule and shall adopt rules for the transaction of business and keep a record of its proceedings. These records shall be public records. The Commission shall appoint the employees and staff necessary for its work and may contract with City planners and other professional persons for the services it requires.
The expenditures of the Commission, exclusive of grants and gifts, shall be within the amounts appropriated for the purpose by the Council.
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.
[CC 2001 §2.48.080; Ord. No. 13.00 §8, 11-12-1968]
The Commission may make reports and recommendations relating to the plan and development of the municipality to public officials and agencies, public utility companies, civic, educational, professional and other organizations and citizens. It may recommend to the executive or legislative officials of the municipality programs for public improvements and the financing thereof.
Duty Of Public Officials To Furnish. All public officials shall, upon request, furnish to the Commission within a reasonable time all available information it requires for its work. The Commission, its members and employees, in the performance of its functions, may enter upon any land to make examinations and surveys. In general, the Commission shall have the power necessary to enable it to perform its functions and promote municipal planning.