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The duties and functions of the planning commission shall be as follows:
A. To be the planning agency of the city in accordance with Minnesota statutes section 462.354 and to exercise those powers and duties assigned to it by Minnesota statutes sections 462.351 to 462.364, the municipal planning act.
B. To conduct activities in accordance with duties assigned in this code, council adopted procedures and resolutions and Minnesota statutes.
C. To prepare an outline of types of procedure necessary to make the city comprehensive plan effective.
D. To review the comprehensive plan every two (2) years or when requested to do so by the council, making recommendations for updating.
E. To prepare zoning regulations for the city which shall be reviewed every two (2) years, alternating with subsection D of this section, or when requested to do so by the council, making recommendations for updating.
F. To study applications and proposals for amendments to the zoning regulations and applications for special permits and to advise the council of its recommendations thereon.
G. To study preliminary plats and to advise the council of its recommendations thereof.
H. To act in an advisory capacity to the council in all matters wherein powers are assigned by state law concerning comprehensive planning, zoning, platting and other matters of a general planning nature. (Ord. 1090, 5-24-2004)