The Planning Commission shall prepare and approve a master plan as a guide for development within the planning jurisdiction subject to the requirements contained in the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Public Act 33 of 2008, as amended. The planning jurisdiction may include any areas outside of the City boundaries that, in the Planning Commission’s judgment, are related to the planning of the City.
   (a)   Master Plan Preparation. In preparation of the Master Plan the Planning Commission shall do all of the following:
      (1)   Make careful and comprehensive surveys and studies of present conditions and future growth within the planning jurisdiction with due regard to its relation to neighboring jurisdictions.
      (2)   Consult with representatives of adjacent local units government in respect to their planning so that conflicts in master plans and zoning may be avoided.
      (3)   Cooperate with all departments of the state and federal governments and other public agencies concerned with programs for economic, social, and physical development within the planning jurisdiction and seek the maximum coordination of the City’s programs with these agencies.
   (b)   Master Plan Contents. The Master Plan shall address land use and infrastructure issues and may project twenty (20) years or more into the future. The Master Plan shall include maps, plats, charts, and descriptive, explanatory, and other related matter and shall contain the Planning Commission’s recommendations for physical development of the City. In addition the Master Plan shall contain the following:
      (1)   A land use plan map.
      (2)   A description of the general location, character and extent of streets, railroads, airports, bicycle paths, pedestrian ways, bridges, waterways, sanitary sewers and water supply systems, facilities for flood prevention, drainage, pollution prevention and other public utilities and structures.
      (3)   Recommendations as to the general character, extent, and layout of redevelopment or rehabilitation of blighted areas; and the removal, relocation, widening, narrowing, vacating, abandonment, change of use, or extension or streets, grounds, open spaces, buildings, utilities, or other facilities.
      (4)   Recommendations for implementing any of the Master Plan’s proposals.
      (5)   Such sub-plans for certain geographic areas of the planning jurisdiction if, because of the unique physical characteristics of that area, more intensive planning is necessary.
   (c)   Master Plan Adoption. The Master Plan shall be adopted under procedures set forth in the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Public Act 33 of 2008, as amended.
   (d)   Master Plan Review. At least once every five (5) years after adoption of a Master Plan, the Planning Commission shall review the Master Plan and determine whether to commence the procedure to amend the Master Plan or adopt a new plan. The review and its findings shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting or meetings of the Planning Commission.
(Ord. 467. Passed 8-4-09.)