The City Council hereby establishes an Advisory Plan Commission to promote the orderly development of the city's governmental units and environs, pursuant to §§ 32.50 through 32.53 and IC 36-7-4-200 et seq. The Commission shall do the following:
   (A)   Make recommendations to the City Council concerning the adoption of the comprehensive plan, ordinance and amendments and any other matter, within the jurisdiction of the Commission, authorized by the advisory planning law.
   (B)   Render decisions concerning and approve plats or replats of subdivisions and development plans for residential, commercial and industrial uses.
   (C)   Without limitation, the Commission shall exercise authority for the planning and recommendations of approvals for the improvements and subdivision of the city and its jurisdictional area for the promotion of public health, safety, morals, convenience, order or the general welfare and the sake of efficiency and economy in the process of development, the Commission shall prepare a comprehensive plan. In addition, it may formulate policies for the development of public ways, public places, public structures, and public and private utilities; the issuance of improvement location permits on platted and unplatted lands; and the laying out and development of public ways and services to platted and unplatted lands.
   (D)   Consider and review proposals with respect to change and amendments in the Comprehensive Plan, and upon conclusion of such consideration including a public hearing thereon, shall certify to the Board its conclusions, reports, recommendations and resolutions concerning such matters.
   (E)   Prepare an annual report of its activities to the Council.
(Ord. 110380, passed 11-3-80; Am. Ord. 091514A, passed 11-17-14)