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2-1-1: Established; Membership
2-1-2: Powers And Duties
2-1-4: Rules And Regulations
2-1-6: Removal Of Member
A. Created, Terms, Vacancy: A planning commission is hereby created for the city pursuant to state statute. The planning commission shall consist of eight (8) members to be appointed by the mayor and the city council from duly qualified electors of the city. A city council member shall act as liaison between city council and planning commission. There shall be five (5) members and three (3) alternate members of the planning commission appointed by the mayor and city council with the recommendation of the planning commission as follows: two (2) shall serve until January 1, 1999, and three (3) shall serve until January 1, 2001. In the month of December 1998, and every second year thereafter, like numbers shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years to take the place of members whose terms shall next expire. Appointees shall take office January 1 next ensuing and shall serve until the expiration of the term for which appointed, until otherwise removed as provided by law, or until the successor is appointed and qualified, whichever occurs first. Any vacancy occurring during the term of any member of the planning commission by reason of death, resignation, removal or disqualification shall be promptly filled by the mayor and city council for the unexpired portion of the term. (Ord. 2002-04, 3-19-2002)
B. Appointment Of Chairman: Each year the planning commission chairman shall be appointed by the mayor with the concurrence of the city council. (1989 Code § 13-1-7, 3-7-1989)
C. Appointment Of Specific Members: The planning commission shall consist of individuals as set forth herein; provided, that no single professional, vocational or special interest group shall provide more than two (2) members. The city council shall appoint members from such professional, vocational and interest group areas as well as geographical areas to ensure a reasonable representation of the community. (1989 Code § 13-1-8, 3-7-1989)
A. Prescribed By Statute: The planning commission shall have such powers and functions and shall perform such duties as are prescribed by the provisions of Utah Code Annotated title 10, chapter 9, as amended, and shall also have such powers and functions and shall perform such other duties in connection with the planning and zoning 1 of the city as may hereafter be prescribed by any ordinance of the city or state statute relating thereto.
B. Specific Powers: The planning commission shall have the specific powers, responsibilities and duties as follows:
1. Master Plan:
a. It shall be the function and duty of the planning commission to prepare and submit to the city council for its approval, a master plan for the physical development of the city, including other areas outside of its boundaries which, in the planning commission's judgment, bear relation to the planning of the city. The planning commission may, from time to time, amend, extend or add to the master plan or carry any part or subject matter into greater detail.
b. In preparing the master plan, the planning commission shall make careful and comprehensive surveys and studies of the existing conditions and probable future growth of the city and its environs. The plan shall be made with a general purpose of guiding and accomplishing a coordinated, adjusted and harmonious development of the city in accordance with existing and future needs.
c. The Planning Commission may make reports and recommendations relating to the plan and development of the City to public officials and agencies, public utility companies, civic, educational, professional and other organizations and citizens. In general, the Planning Commission shall have such powers as may be necessary to enable it to perform its functions and promote City planning.
a. The Planning Commission, through its own initiative may, or by order of the City Council, shall make recommendations for changes in the Zoning Map or in the text of the zoning and planning provisions of this Code, and shall have all powers granted by law, or by these provisions, in the preparation of zoning maps and the recommendations for zoning in the City.
b. After receiving the recommendations of the Planning Commission, the City Council may amend the Zoning Map and/or the zoning or planning regulations. No substantial change shall be made in said amendment as recommended by the Planning Commission, unless the same shall be resubmitted to the Planning Commission, which shall be returned to the City Council within thirty (30) days. (1989 Code § 13-1-4, 3-7-1989)
3. Subdivisions 1 ; Penalty: It shall be the duty of the Planning Commission to review and approve, or disapprove, all subdivisions of land. No plat of a subdivision or land lying within the City shall be filed or recorded in the County Recorder's office until it shall have been submitted to and approved by the Planning Commission and City Council, and such approval entered in writing on the plat by the chairman of the Planning Commission and the Mayor for the City Council, or other designated members or employees. The County Recorder should not file or record a plat of a subdivision without such approval and any County Recorder so doing may be deemed guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and subject to penalty as provided in Section 1-4-1 of this Code. The filing or recording of a plat of a subdivision without such approval shall be void. (1989 Code § 13-1-4, 3-7-1989; amd. 1997 Code)
Members of the Planning Commission shall each receive compensation for each meeting attended in an amount that shall be set and established by resolution of the City Council from time to time. (1989 Code § 13-1-3, 3-7-1989)
The Planning Commission, with the concurrence of the City Council, shall adopt rules, regulations and procedures subject to the provisions of the laws of the State and the planning and zoning ordinances of the City in such case made and provided for the regulation of its procedure and conduct of its duties, and may amend such rules from time to time. All such rules and all amendments thereof shall be reduced to writing and shall be filed with the City Recorder. (1989 Code § 13-1-6, 3-7-1989)
The Planning Commission shall keep a public record of its proceedings, which shall be filed with the City Recorder. (1989 Code § 13-1-5, 3-7-1989)
Any member of the Planning Commission may be removed without cause by the Mayor, with the concurrence of the City Council, or the City Council with the concurrence of the Mayor, for failure to attend three (3) Planning Commission meetings in a row without being excused by the chairman or for improper conduct. (1989 Code § 13-1-2; amd. 1997 Code)
1. See title 10 of this code.
1. See Title 11 of this Code.