(A)   This chapter shall be administered by the Planning Commission which shall have the power to make such other incidental rules or procedures that may be necessary to carry out and administer this chapter.
('65 Code, § 1375.01)
   (B)   (1)   It shall be the duty of the Planning commission to discourage the subdividing of lands that are far in advance of the needs of the community; or which by their location cannot be efficiently served by public utilities, fire protection, police protection or other municipal services; or which are located in areas subject to flooding, or are topographically unsuitable for development; or which for any other reason are being unwisely or prematurely subdivided.
      (2)   It shall also be the duty of the Planning commission to encourage the replatting of lands deemed to be unsatisfactorily subdivided and which, because of this, are tax delinquent or are underdeveloped and which represent an obstacle to the orderly and efficient development of the city. Such replatting shall be done with due consideration for existing utilities and facilities and this chapter. Such replanting, upon approval of the Planning Commission, may vary from this chapter if it is deemed an upgrading of the original platting, as provided in §§ 153.070 through 153.076.
      (3)   It shall further be the duty of the Planning Commission to encourage the coordinated platting of adjacent small parcels of land, and to this end the Planning Commission may make sketch plans for such coordinated platting, showing how streets can be linked, lots oriented, coordinated, and the like. It can also arrange meetings of the several owners of such small parcels of land, or shall carry out the intent of this directive by such other means a may be lawful and appropriate.
      (4)   It shall be the duty of the Planning Commission to carry out and enforce this chapter to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the city.
('65 Code, § 1377.02) (Ord. 2917, passed 7-21-64)