Town of Ocean View, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Ocean View 6-7-1977 by Ord. No. 26. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 190.
Zoning — See Ch. 222.
[Amended 1-2-1990 by Ord. No. 52]
There is hereby established in the manner provided by law the Town of Ocean View Planning Commission consisting of not less than five nor more than nine members.
The members of the Planning Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation by a majority of the Ocean View Town Council.
[Amended 1-2-1990 by Ord. No. 52]
Members initially appointed to the Planning Commission shall have their terms arranged so that the term of at least one member so appointed shall expire each year. Thereafter, successors appointed to the Planning Commission shall serve a term of two to five years each.
Vacancies occurring due to death, resignation, removal or other inability to serve shall be filled only for the unexpired term, and in the manner provided by § 32-2 of this chapter.
Any member of the Planning Commission may be removed for cause after a public hearing by the Mayor with the approval of the Town Council.
The Planning Commission shall elect annually a Chairman and Secretary from among its own number and may appoint experts, clerical help and other assistants that its fiscal appropriations shall permit. 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 may also appoint a custodian of its plan and records who may be the Town Clerk. The Planning Commission shall determine 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, and all records of the Planning Commission shall be of public record.
[Amended 1-2-1990 by Ord. No. 52]
The Planning Commission of the Town of Ocean View shall make a comprehensive development plan for the development of the entire area of the Town of Ocean View or of such part or parts thereof as the Commission shall deem advisable. Such comprehensive development plan shall show, among other things, existing and proposed public ways, streets, bridges, tunnels, docks, parks, parkways, playgrounds, sites for public buildings and structures, pierhead and bulkhead lines, waterways, routes of railways and buses, location of sewers, water mains, and other utilities, and other appurtenances of such a plan, including certain private ways. Such plan shall be adopted and may be added to or changed from time to time by a majority vote of such Planning Commission and shall be a public record. The Planning Commission shall have and enjoy the rights, privileges, and authority vested in it by 22 Del. C. § 701 et seq., as it may now exist or may hereafter be amended, and the Planning Commission shall perform the duties therein set forth whether or not such authorities or duties are expressly referred to therein.[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 8, Enforcement, which previously followed this section, was repealed 1-2-1990 by Ord. No. 52.