[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lewes 9-14-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established the City of Lewes Planning Commission.
[Amended 2-7-2011; 2-13-2017]
The City of Lewes Planning Commission shall consist of not less than five nor more than nine members, all of whom shall be residents and domiciliaries of the City of Lewes. Members shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Lewes, subject to confirmation by a majority of the elected members of the City Council, for a term of three years.
The Mayor and City Manager shall be ex officio members of Planning Commission. An ex officio member may exercise all the powers of the regular members of the Planning Commission except that he shall not have a vote. No ex officio member shall hold an office on the Planning Commission.
The Mayor, with the approval of a majority of the City Council, may remove any member of the Planning Commission for cause after a public hearing. Vacancies occurring other than by expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the elected members of the City Council.
All members of the Planning Commission shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in connection with their official duties.
The Planning Commission shall elect annually a Chairman and a Secretary from among its own members and may employ experts, clerks and such other assistants that its fiscal appropriations may permit. The Planning Commission may also appoint a custodian of its plans and records who may be the City Manager.
The Planning Commission shall make its own rules of procedures and determine the times of its meetings. All meetings of the Planning Commission at which any official action is taken shall be open to the public. All records of the Planning Commission shall be a public record.
The Planning Commission shall have the authority vested in municipal planning commissions by Delaware Code, Title 22, Chapter 7, as amended and shall perform the duties therein set forth whether or not such authority or duties are expressly referred to herein.
The Planning Commission shall likewise have authority vested in it by any provision of this Code or by any resolution adopted by the City Council.
Any ordinance inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter is hereby repealed.