The Commission shall have the power and duty to consider, recommend approval or disapproval before any other action is taken thereon regarding the following:
   a.    The plan, design, location, removal, relocation and alteration of any streets or Municipal property including public and private utilities.
   b.    The location, relocation, widening, extension and vacation of streets, parkways, playgrounds, and other Municipal places.
   c.    The approving of plans for the subdivision, consolidation or division of any land.
   d.    The zoning of the Municipality for any lawful purpose or purposes.
   The Commission shall have power to hear and determine appeals from refusal of building, zoning and use permits and to permit exceptions to and variations from the Zoning and Building Code regulations in individual cases as may be required to afford justice and avoid unreasonable hardship to property owners or users in accordance with standards established by ordinance of Council. The Commission shall commence hearing on all matters properly presented within thirty (30) days of filing of request and shall render a decision thereupon within ninety (90) days from such filing unless a longer time is agreed upon between the appellant and the Commission. Rulings and decisions of the Commission shall be final two (2) weeks after the date of decision unless an appeal therefrom is filed in writing with the Board of Building and Zoning Appeals within two (2) weeks after the date of such decision.
   The Commission shall have such other powers and duties as are now or may hereafter be conferred upon it by ordinance of the Council or the general laws of Ohio.
(Amended 11-5-85)