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(A) CONTENT: The Council shall have the authority to adopt a comprehensive plan setting forth in graphic and textual form policies, laws, and regulations to govern the future physical development of the municipality. Such plan may cover the entire municipality and all of its functions and services, or may consist of a combination of plans governing specific functions and services or specific geographic areas which together cover the entire municipality and all of its functions and services. This plan should be reviewed, and if necessary, modified on a periodic basis; such review shall take place at least every ten years.
(B) ADOPTING: Upon receipt from the Manager of a proposed comprehensive plan or proposed modification of an existing plan, the Council shall refer such proposal to the Planning Board which shall, within a time specified by the Council, report its recommendations thereon. After receipt of the recommendations of the Planning Board, the Council shall hold a public hearing on the proposed comprehensive plan or modification thereof and shall thereafter adopt it by ordinance, with or without amendment.
(C) EFFECT: The Comprehensive Plan shall serve as a guide to all future Council action concerning land use and development regulations, urban renewal programs, and expenditures for capital improvements.
(Revision approved by the voters 11-3-92)