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(A) There is hereby created a Planning Commission consisting of the Mayor, one member of the Council to be appointed by a majority vote of the Council to serve during his or her current term on Council, and five (5) electors of the Municipality to be appointed by the Mayor to serve overlapping six (6) year terms of office subject to approval by the Three Fourths majority vote of the members of City Council, and to serve without compensation. Each member appointed by the Mayor shall serve for a six (6) year term, except that the first members appointed by the Mayor to fill the two (2) additional positions shall be appointed so that one serves a term of four (4) years and one serves a term of six (6) years. Thereafter, each member appointed by the Mayor shall serve for a six (6) year term.
(Amended May 5, 1987)
(B) The powers, duties and functions of the Planning Commission shall be provided by this Charter and the ordinances and resolutions of the Municipality, which ordinances and resolutions shall be adopted by July 1, 1982 or as soon thereafter as practical, but until such ordinances or resolutions shall be passed, the Planning Commission shall possess powers, duties and functions as are provided by the laws of Ohio, to the extent that such laws do not conflict with the provisions of this Charter. Upon the adoption of ordinances or resolutions by the Council, after the effective date of this Charter, with respect to the powers, duties and functions of the Planning Commission, the laws of Ohio, with respect to planning commissions and their powers and duties, shall not be applicable unless they are specifically adopted by reference by ordinance or resolution.