The Planning and Zoning Commission shall:
   1.   Plan the overall growth, development, redevelopment, rehabilitation and renewal of the Municipality, inaugurate studies, conduct surveys, hold public hearings, develop plans and maps, and prepare reports that are necessary to this Commission’s function;
   2.   Continuously review and report to Council its recommendations concerning the Municipality, capital improvement programs, subdivision expansions, platting and zoning ordinances and regulations;
   3.   Act as platting commissioners for the Municipality and interpret all zoning and platting ordinances, develop means to enhance communications between the Commission and other governmental or private planning agencies so as to secure the maximum benefit to the Municipality from the activities of such said agencies;
   4.   Assume such additional powers as may be established by ordinance of Council and undertake such powers and duties as provided by the general laws of the State of Ohio, to the extent not in conflict with the provisions of this Charter;
   5.   Request information relative to its duties and require the same to be furnished, in a reasonable length of time, from departments of the Municipality;
   6.   Request assistance from the Mayor to direct such staff members and departments that may be involved to make such special studies as may be deemed necessary by the Commission;
   7.   Make examinations and surveys which may pertain to and are deemed necessary by the Commission to develop plans that are in the best interests of the Municipality. (Approved by voters November 7, 2000.)