The Municipality shall have a Municipal Planning Commission and a Board of Zoning and Building Appeals.  During the time the Municipality is classified as a City under the laws of the State of Ohio, the Municipality shall have a Civil Service Commission as provided in this Article.  The Council may establish by ordinance such other commissions or boards as it may deem necessary for the proper administration or trusteeship of any public function, property or fund or for any proper municipal purpose.
   The Municipal Planning Commission shall have the powers and duties conferred upon it by this Charter and by ordinances of Council enacted pursuant hereto, and any zoning or other ordinances presently in effect. It may adopt and recommend to Council a comprehensive general plan for the physical development of the Municipality or the redevelopment of any area or district therein, which shall include the location of public ways, property, bridges, schools, utilities, buildings, parks, playgrounds, and recreation areas, and the reservation and acquisition of lands thereof. It may prepare and recommend to Council ordinances creating areas, zones and districts of permitted and excluded uses, including rules, regulations, restrictions, and limitations governing the plan, design, height, floor area, number of stories, size of structures, area and size of lots, percentage of land occupancy, size of yards, courts, open spaces, locations and use and occupancy of public and private buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, off-street parking, residence, park, playground, agriculture, and all other uses or purposes, both public and private, pertaining to each, as will promote the general welfare of the Municipality and its inhabitants. It shall have jurisdiction over the platting and subdivision of lands and the improvement or development thereof, including the construction of streets, sewers, and utilities therein. 
(Amended 11-2-71; 11-6-07; 11-7-17)