(A) Establishment. The County Commission may appoint the Planning and Zoning Board of five or more members. The total membership of the Board shall always be an uneven number and at least one member shall be a member of the County Commission. The County Planning Board is also the County Zoning Board.
(B) Operational procedure. The County Planning and Zoning Board shall meet at such times as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of SDCL Ch. 11-2, but in no event shall the Board meet less than once every three months.
(C) Powers. In general, the Board has all such powers necessary to enable it to fulfill and perform its functions, promote county planning and zoning, or carry out all the purposes of SDCL Ch. 11-2.
(D) Hearing. The County Planning and Zoning Board shall hold a hearing on all requested zoning changes, interpretations of this title and the Zoning Map, conditional use permits, and amendments within 45 days of receipt of the request (SDCL §§ 11-2-28, 11-2-28.1, and 11-2-28.2), and recommend to the County Commission approval, approval with conditions, or disapproval of the request. The Board shall review and recommend action to the County Commission for all plans, plats, or proposals; including utility and facility proposals. The County Commission shall consider the request and information furnished by the Director, staff, persons present at the hearing, and any written statements received to arrive at a decision on the request. The recommendation to the County Commission shall be included in a motion of approval, disapproval, or approval with conditions and the reasons for the recommendations.
(E) Right of entry. The Board, its members and employees, in the performance of its functions, may, after 30 days’ written notice by certified mail to the landowner, enter upon any land, make examinations and surveys, and place and maintain necessary monuments and marks thereon.
(Ord. 14-01, passed 6-6-2014, Ch. 2, Art. 4)