[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Parkville 2-7-2017 by Ord. No. 2834. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: Former Ch. 152, The Channel 2 Committee, as adopted and amended by Ord. No. 1439 §§1 through 4, 6-7-1994; Ord. No. 1466 §1, 10-4-1994; and Ord. No. 1650 §§1—2, 6-3-1997, was repealed by Ord. No. 2539 §3, adopted 6-15-2010; and subsequently repealed by Ord. No. 2559 §3, adopted 11-16-2010.
Under the provisions of Section 89.300, RSMo., the City of Parkville Planning Commission is hereby authorized, appointed and established. The Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Parkville was created under the provisions of Chapter 89, Section 89.300, RSMo. Said Commission is hereby continued in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 89, RSMo., amendments thereto, and the following provisions of this Chapter.
Membership And Appointments.
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall consist of nine (9) members, including:
Compensation. All members shall serve without compensation.
Terms Of Office. Each Commission member shall be appointed for a four-year term. Terms shall be staggered in accordance with Section 89.320, RSMo., as may from time to time be amended. There shall be no limit to the number of terms that may be served.
Vacancies. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the Mayor with approval by the Board of Aldermen for the unexpired term.
Removal. Any member may be removed by the Board of Aldermen for cause stated in writing and after a public hearing.
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary from among its citizen members. The term of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary shall be for one (1) year with eligibility for reelection. Unless otherwise absent or disqualified, the Chairperson shall preside over all meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission. In the absence or disqualification of the Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson shall preside. In the absence or disqualification of both the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, the Secretary shall preside.
Quorum. Attendance by a quorum of five (5) Commissioners shall be required for a meeting to be held.
Majority Vote. Decisions on all issues brought before the Planning and Zoning Commission shall require a majority vote of those members present at the meeting.
Meetings. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall hold regular meetings, special meetings, workshops and similar as necessary in accordance with the provisions herein and Chapter 610, RSMo., as may from time to time be amended. Regular meetings shall be held on a regularly scheduled monthly date as adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Any meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission may be omitted if in the sole discretion of the Chairperson there are too few items on the agenda to justify the expense of holding the meeting. Any meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission may be rescheduled, as may be necessary. Other meetings may be designated by the Planning and Zoning Commission or may be called by the Chairperson.
Rules And Bylaws. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall adopt rules and bylaws for the transaction of Commission business.
Records. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall keep a record of its proceedings in accordance with Chapter 610, RSMo., as may from time to time be amended. Accordingly, this record shall be a public record.
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have and perform all powers, duties and functions authorized by Chapter 89, RSMo., as amended; of the Zoning Commission provided for in Chapter 89, RSMo.; and other powers, duties and functions as may be designated by ordinance by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Parkville. Said powers, duties and functions shall include, but not be limited to the following:
Make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen on all proposed zoning text amendments, Zoning Map amendments, and subdivision regulations.
Adopt and amend the City of Parkville's Comprehensive Plan or Comprehensive Master Plan, as shall be promulgated by the Planning and Zoning Commission under the rules, regulations and conditions authorized and provided for by Chapter 89, RSMo., as the same are from time to time amended.
Make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen as necessary regarding plans, planning studies, general development and planning policies and infrastructure improvement programs, including the financing thereof.
Make recommendations and decisions as delegated to the Commission through the City's development regulations.
Review all public improvements, whether publicly or privately owned, for the location, extent and character and to make a recommendation on their consistency with the Master Plan, and other plans programs and policies of the City as provided by Section 89.380, RSMo.
Perform all other functions of the Planning Commission, Zoning Commission and Planning and Zoning Commission pursuant to State law and the Parkville Municipal Code.