[Adopted 4-26-1988 as §§ 2-91 to 2-94 of the 1988 Code]
There is hereby established, under the provisions of MGL c. 41, § 81A, a Planning Board, which Board shall supersede the Planning Board heretofore existing. The Planning Board hereby established shall consist of five members and one associate member who shall be appointed in accordance with the provisions of MGL c. 41, § 81A.
The members of the Planning Board shall be compensated at an annual rate to be determined from time to time by the City Council.
The Planning Board shall have all of the powers and duties granted to planning boards by MGL c. 41, §§ 81A to 81GG, inclusive. In the case of an associate member, the Chairman of the Planning Board may designate an associate member to sit on the Board for the purposes of acting on a special permit application, in the case of absence, inability to act, or conflict of interest, on the part of any member of the Planning Board or in the event of a vacancy on the Board.
In the expenditure of funds appropriated for the use of the Planning Board, the Board shall be subject to all the provisions of the City Charter and applicable ordinances of the City.