[HISTORY: Adopted by the Commissioners of the Town of Henlopen Acres 3-22-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established the Town of Henlopen Acres Planning Commission.
The Town of Henlopen Acres Planning Commission shall consist of five members to be appointed by the Mayor of the Town of Henlopen Acres, subject to confirmation by a majority of the elected members of the Commissioners, for a term of five years. The terms of the members of the Planning Commission first appointed pursuant to this chapter shall expire as follows: one member shall be appointed for a term of five years; one member shall be appointed for a term of four years; one member shall be appointed for a term of three years; one member shall be appointed for a term of two years; and one member shall be appointed for a term of one year.
The Mayor and Town Manager shall be ex officio members of the Planning Commission. An ex officio member may exercise all 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 the majority of the Commissioners, may remove any member of the Planning Commission for a 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 Commissioners.
All members of the Planning Commission shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in connection with their 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; fiscal appropriations are subject to the Board of Commissioners' approval. The Planning Commission may also appoint a custodian of its plans and records, who may be the Town 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 Chapter 7, Title 22, Delaware Code, 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 Commissioners.
Any ordinance inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter is hereby repealed.