[HISTORY: Adopted by the Commissioners of the City of Rehoboth Beach 11-8-1974 as Ch. 2, Art. 2, of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is established the City of Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission.
[Amended 10-15-2007 by Ord. No. 1007-01; 7-17-2009 by Ord. No. 0709-01]
The City Planning Commission shall consist of nine members to be appointed for terms of three years. The appointment of all members shall be made by the Mayor, subject to the confirmation by a majority of the elected members of the City of Rehoboth Beach Commissioners. All current members shall continue to serve the unexpired portion of their term. At the time of appointment in 2009, three members shall be appointed for a term of three years and two members shall be appointed for a term of one year; thereafter, all members shall be appointed for three-year terms.
The Mayor, City Manager and the members of the Zoning Commission shall be ex officio members of the Planning Commission. An ex officio member may exercise all the powers of the regular members of the Planning Commission. No ex officio member shall have or hold an office on the Planning Commission.
Any member of the Commission may be removed for cause after a public hearing by the Mayor with the approval of a majority of the Commissioners.
Vacancies occurring other than by expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Mayor, subject to approval by a majority of the Commissioners.
All members 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 Secretary from among its members and may employ experts, clerks and such other assistance that its fiscal appropriations shall permit. The Planning Commission may also appoint a custodian of its plan and records who may be the City Clerk.
The Commission shall make its own rules of procedure 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 Commission shall be a public record.
The Planning Commission shall have the authority vested in Municipal Planning Commissions by Chapter 7, Title 22, Delaware Code, 1953, as amended, and shall perform the duties therein set forth whether or not such authority or duties are expressly referred to herein.