[HISTORY: Adopted by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Granville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning and land development — See Ch. 285.
Article I Municipal Planning Commission
[Adopted 6-15-1965 by Ord. No. 168]
In order that adequate provisions be made for the preparation of a comprehensive Village plan for the guidance, direction and control of the growth and development or redevelopment of the Village of Granville, Putnam County, Illinois, and contiguous territory not more than 1 1/2 miles beyond the corporate limits and not included in any municipality, a Plan Commission is hereby created on authority of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS Act 5).
The Plan Commission shall consist of five members, citizens of the Village, appointed by the President of the Board of Trustees, on the basis of their particular fitness for the duty on the Plan Commission and subject to the approval of the Village Board.
Members shall serve for a period of one year. Vacancies shall be filled by appointments for unexpired terms only. All members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, except that, if the Village Board deems it advisable, they may receive compensation as may be from time to time approved by the Board and provided for in the appropriation ordinance.
Immediately following their appointment, the members of the Plan Commission shall meet, organize, elect such officers as they may deem necessary, and adopt and later change or alter rules and regulations of organization and procedure consistent with Village ordinances and state laws. The Commission shall keep written records of its proceedings, which shall be open at all times to public inspection. The Commission shall also file an annual report with the President and Village Board setting forth its transactions and recommendations.
The Plan Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
To prepare and recommend to the Village Board a Comprehensive Plan for the present and future development or redevelopment of the Village and contiguous unincorporated territory not more than 1 1/2 miles beyond the corporate limits of the Village and not included in any other municipality. The plan may be adopted in whole or separate geographical or functional parts, each of which, when adopted, shall be the official Comprehensive Plan, or part thereof, of the Village of Granville. The plan shall be advisory except as to the part thereof as has been implemented by ordinance duly enacted by the Village Board. All requirements for public hearing, filing of notice of adoption with the County Recorder of Deeds and filing of the plan and ordinances with the Village Clerk shall be complied with as provided for by law. To provide for the health, safety, comfort and convenience of the inhabitants of the Village, and contiguous territory, such plan or plans shall establish reasonable standards of design for subdivisions and for resubdivisions of unimproved land and of areas subject to redevelopment in respect to public improvements as herein defined and shall establish reasonable requirements governing the location, width, course, and surfacing of public streets and highways, alleys, ways for public service facilities, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, streetlights, parks, playgrounds, school grounds, size of lots to be used for residential purposes, stormwater drainage, sanitary sewers, and sewage collection and treatment. The requirements specified herein shall become regulatory only when adopted by ordinance.
To designate lands suitable for annexation to the municipality and the recommended zoning classification for the land upon annexation.
To recommend to the Village Board, from time to time, changes in the Comprehensive Plan, or any part thereof, as may be deemed necessary.
To prepare and recommend to the Village Board, from time to time, plans and/or recommendations for specific improvements in pursuance of the official Comprehensive Plan.
To give aid to the officials of the Village charged with the direction of projects for improvements embraced within the official plan, or parts thereof, to further the making of the improvements and generally to promote the realization of the official Comprehensive Plan.
To arrange and conduct any form of publicity relative to its activities for the general purpose of public understanding.
To cooperate with municipal or regional planning commissions and other agencies or groups to further the local planning program and to assure harmonious and integrated planning for the area.
To exercise such other powers germane to the powers granted under authority of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS Act 5), as amended, as may be conferred by the Village Board.
At any time before or after the formal adoption of the official Comprehensive Plan by the Village Board, an Official Map may be designated by ordinance. The map may consist of the whole area included within the official Comprehensive Plan, or one or more separate geographical or functional parts, and may include all or any part of the contiguous unincorporated area within 1 1/2 miles from the corporate limits of the Village. All requirements for public hearing, filing of notice of adoption with the County Recorder of Deeds, and filing of the plan and ordinances, including the Official Map, with the Village Clerk shall be complied with as provided for by law. No map or plat of any subdivision or resubdivision presented for record affecting land within the corporate limits of the Village or within contiguous territory which is not more than 1 1/2 miles beyond the corporate limits shall be entitled to record or shall be valid unless the subdivision shown thereon provides for standards of design, and standards governing streets, alleys, public ways, ways for public service facilities, streetlights, public grounds, size of lots to be used for residential purposes, stormwater and floodwater run-off channels and basins, water supply and distribution, sanitary sewers, and sewage collection and treatment in conformity with the applicable requirements of the ordinances, including the Official Map.
The Village Clerk shall furnish the Plan Commission, for its consideration, a copy of all ordinances, plans and data relative to public improvements of any nature. The Plan Commission may report in relation thereto if it deems a report necessary or advisable, for the consideration of the Village Board.
The Commission may, at the discretion of the Village Board, employ a paid secretary or staff, or both, whose salaries, wages, and other necessary expenses shall be provided for by the Village Board from the public funds. If the Plan Commission shall deem it advisable to secure technical advice or services, it may be done upon authority from the Village Board and appropriations by the Village Board.