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Section 105 Planning Commission
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This section addresses the duties and responsibilities of a planning commission, hereafter referred to as "the commission," and other officials and agencies, with respect to the administration of this code.
The establishment of the commission shall be in accordance with the policies and procedures as set forth in state law. The commission shall consist of the number of members as specified in state law. Additionally, one member of the legislative body shall be permitted to be appointed as liaison to the commission. Such member shall have the right to attend all meetings and take part in all discussions, but shall not vote on commission decisions.
All members shall be appointed and approved by the legislative body of the jurisdiction served. The terms of office for the commission members shall be staggered at intervals so as to provide continuity in policy and personnel. Members of the commission shall be residents of the jurisdiction served. Compensation of members shall be set by the legislative body of the jurisdiction. Any vacancy for the unexpired term of any member whose term is not completed shall be filled. A member shall continue to serve until a successor has been appointed and approved by the legislative body of the jurisdiction.
The commission shall elect from its membership a chairperson. It shall also establish and adopt rules for its organization and transaction of business and shall keep a public record of its proceedings.
A secretary to assist the commission shall be appointed by the code official. The secretary shall keep minutes of the commission meetings for public record and conduct all correspondence, including the notification of decisions. The secretary shall also certify records. The secretary shall prepare and submit the minutes of commission meetings to the chairperson and the commission.
It shall be the duty of the commission, after holding public hearings, to create and recommend to the legislative body a comprehensive plan for the physical development of the jurisdiction, which shall be permitted to include areas outside its boundaries that bear consideration to the planning of the jurisdiction. The comprehensive plan shall include at least the following elements:
- Official maps.
- Growth and land use.
- Commercial/industrial uses.
- Transportation and utilities.
- Community facilities.
- Geologic/natural hazards.
The commission shall be permitted also to recommend amendments to the comprehensive plan regarding the administration or maintenance of this code.
It shall be the duty of the commission to develop and recommend to the legislative body a zoning code, in accordance with the guidelines of the comprehensive plan, establishing zones within the jurisdiction. Such a code shall be made in regards to the character of each district and the most appropriate use of land within the jurisdiction.
The commission shall make periodic reports and recommendations to the legislative body.
It shall be the duty of the commission to develop and certify regulations governing the division of land. All divisions of land shall be in accordance with the adopted regulations.
It shall be the duty of the commission to review conditional-use permit applications.
The application shall be accompanied by maps, drawings or other documentation in support of the request. The granting of a conditional-use permit shall not exempt the applicant from compliance with other relevant provisions of related ordinances.
Any person with standing aggrieved by any decision of the commission shall have the right to make such appeals as shall be permitted to be provided by this code or state law. Such appeals shall be based on the record.
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