The Plan Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
   (A)   To prepare and recommend to the Village Board a comprehensive plan for the present and future development or redevelopment of the village and contiguous unincorporated territory not more than one and one-half miles beyond the corporate limits of the village and not included in any other municipality. The 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. The plan shall be advisory except as to such part thereof as has been implemented by ordinances duly enacted by the Village Board. All requirements for public hearing, filing of notice of adoption with the County Recorder of Deeds, and filing of the plan and ordinances with the Village Clerk shall be complied with as provided for by law. To provide for the health, safety, comfort and convenience of the inhabitants of the village and contiguous territory, the plan or plans shall establish 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 and shall establish reasonable requirements governing the location, width, course and surfacing of public streets and highways, alleys, ways for public service facilities, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street lights, 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. The requirements specified herein shall become regulatory only when adopted by law;
   (B)   To designate land suitable for annexation to the village and the recommended zoning classification for the land upon annexation;
   (C)   To recommend to the Village Board, from time to time, such changes in the comprehensive plan or any part thereof, as may be deemed necessary;
   (D)   To prepare and recommend to the Village Board, from time to time, plans and/or recommendations for specific improvements in pursuance to the official comprehensive plan;
   (E)   To give aid to the officials of the village charged with the direction of projects for improvements embraced within the official plan or parts thereof, to further the making of the improvements and generally, to promote the realization of the official comprehensive plan;
   (F)   To arrange and conduct any form of publicity relative to its activities for the general purpose of public understanding;
   (G)   To cooperate with municipal or regional plan commissions and other agencies or groups to further the local plan program and to assure harmonious and integrated planning for the area subject to approval of the Village Board; and
   (H)   To exercise such other powers germane to the powers granted under authority of an act of the General Assembly of the state, as may be conferred by the Village Board.
(1994 Code, § 5-1-5)