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The plan commission/board of appeals is hereby vested with the following jurisdiction and authority:
A. To prepare and recommend to the corporate authorities a comprehensive plan for the present and future development or redevelopment of the municipality. Such plan may be adopted in whole or in separate geographical or functional parts, each of which, when adopted, shall be the official comprehensive plan, or part thereof, of the village. This plan may include reasonable requirements with reference to streets, alleys, public grounds, and other improvements hereinafter specified. The plan, as recommended by the plan commission/board of appeals and as thereafter adopted by the village board of trustees, may be made applicable, by the terms thereof, to land situated within the corporate limits and contiguous territory not more than one and one-half (11/2) miles beyond the corporate limits and not included in any municipality. Such plan may be implemented by ordinances: 1) establishing reasonable standards of design for subdivisions and for resubdivisions of unimproved land and of areas subject to redevelopment in respect to public improvements as herein defined; 2) establishing reasonable requirements governing the location, width, course, and surfacing of public streets and highways, alleys, ways for public service facilities, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, streetlights, parks, playgrounds, school grounds, size of lots to be used for residential purposes, storm water drainage, water supply and distribution, sanitary sewers, and sewage collection and treatment; and 3) may designate land suitable for annexation to the municipality and the recommended zoning classification for such land upon annexation.
B. To recommend changes, from time to time, in the official comprehensive plan.
C. To prepare and recommend to the corporate authorities, from time to time, plans for specific improvements in pursuance of the official comprehensive plan.
D. To give aid to the municipal officials charged with the direction of projects for improvements embraced within the official plan, to further the making of these projects, and, generally, to promote the realization of the official comprehensive plan.
E. To prepare and recommend to the corporate authorities schemes for regulating or forbidding structures or activities which may hinder access to solar energy necessary for the proper functioning of solar energy systems, as defined in section 1.2 of the comprehensive solar energy act of 1977, 30 Illinois Compiled Statutes 725/1.2, or to recommend changes in such schemes.
F. To exercise such other powers germane to the powers granted by this chapter as may be conferred by the corporate authorities.
G. To hear and decide an appeal from an administrative order, requirement, decision or determination made by the building inspector under this chapter and to report its recommendations to the village board.
H. To hear all other matters referred to it upon which it is required to decide under this chapter and to report its recommendations to the village board. (Ord. 05-O-942, 11-7-2005)