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The Comprehensive Plan in effect shall be the operative growth management policy for the Municipality, and as such shall guide Council in taking action with respect to the physical development of the Municipality and expenditures for capital improvements.
The Planning Commission shall review and make any needed recommendations for the timely modification updating of the Continuing Comprehensive Plan of the Municipality. Recommendations for modification or amendment of such Plan may be made to Council at any time. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Plan shall be reviewed by the Commission for revisions every ten (10) years or more often if requested by Council. When a section has been reviewed by the Planning Commission, the Chairperson of the Commission, within thirty (30) days of the completion of the review, shall submit the text of that section, with or without proposed amendments, to the Council. If any amendment is proposed, Council shall hold a public hearing with respect to the section and proposed amendment, and shall thereafter adopt, reject or modify the amendment.
Council shall initiate the review of the Comprehensive Plan of the Municipality for any needed changes or modifications no less than every ten (10) years. Either Council or Planning Commission may make recommendations for revision to the Comprehensive Plan at any time. Any recommendation for modification or amendment of the Comprehensive Plan shall receive public hearing by the Planning Commission and within six (6) months following public hearing, recommendation shall be made by the Planning Commission to Council. Council shall hold a public hearing and take action to adopt, reject or modify the amendment of the Comprehensive Plan within six (6) months of receipt of a recommendation from the Planning Commission. (Amended 11-7-00; 11-2-10)