Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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[Editor's Note: The Planning Commission's establishment, membership and duties are governed by the Town Charter and the Administrative Code and the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.]
[Ord. 519, passed 3-24-1969]
The Planning Commission shall elect its own chairman and vice chairman and create and fill such other offices it deems appropriate. Officers shall serve annual terms and may succeed themselves. The Commission may make and alter any laws and rules and regulations to govern its procedure consistent with the laws of the Commonwealth. The Commission shall keep a full record of its business and shall annually make a written report by March 1 of each year of its activities to Town Council.
[Ord. 519, passed 3-24-1969]
(a) 
The Planning Commission shall have the power and shall be required to:
(1) 
Prepare the comprehensive plan for the development of the Town.
(2) 
Maintain and keep on file records of its action. All records and files of the Commission shall be in the possession of Town Council.
(b) 
The Planning Commission shall:
(1) 
Prepare and present for consideration to Town Council and, after adoption, maintain for Council, an official map and make recommendations to Council on proposed changes in such map.
(2) 
Prepare and present to Council a zoning ordinance, and make recommendations to Council on proposed amendments to it.
(3) 
Prepare and administer subdivision and land development regulations.
(4) 
Prepare and administer planned residential development regulations.
(5) 
Prepare and present to Council a building code and make recommendations on proposed amendments thereto.
(6) 
Prepare and present to Council a housing code and make recommendations on proposed amendments thereto.
(7) 
Submit to Council a recommended capital improvement program.
(8) 
Promote public interest in, and understanding of, the comprehensive plan and planning.
(9) 
Hold public hearings and meetings.
(10) 
Require from other departments and agencies of the Town such available information as relates to the work of the Planning Commission.
(11) 
Enter upon any land to make examinations and surveys either after permission has been obtained from the owner or after public notices:
(c) 
In the performance of its powers and duties, any act or recommendation of the Planning Commission which involves engineering consideration shall be subject to the approval of a professional engineer licensed as such in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.