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(a) Establishment. There is hereby established a Planning Commission for the City whose duties and powers shall be as provided in this chapter.
(b) Membership. The Commission shall consist of nine members who shall be freeholders and electors of the City. They shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of a majority of the entire elected membership of Council and shall represent, so far as possible, different professions, trades and occupations in the City.
(c) Additional Public Office. None of the members of the Commission shall hold any other public office except that one of such members may also be a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals.
(d) Compensation. Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.
(e) Terms of Members. The Mayor shall, within thirty days after the effective date of this chapter (Ordinance 9, passed March 4, 1954), appoint the members of the Commission. Each of the members shall be appointed for a term of three years ending on the first Tuesday in July of the third year after appointment or until his or her successor takes office, except that in the original instance, three of the members shall be appointed for terms expiring on the first Tuesday in July of 1954, three of the members shall be appointed for terms expiring on the first Tuesday in July of 1955 and three of the members shall be appointed for terms expiring on the first Tuesday in July of 1956.
(f) Removal of Members. Any member of the Commission may be removed by the Mayor, after a public hearing, for inefficiency, neglect of duty or malfeasance in office.
(Ord. 9. Passed 3-4-54.)
(g) Vacancies. Vacancies occurring otherwise than through the expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Mayor with the approval of a majority of Council.
The office of any member shall become vacant upon the occurrence of one or more of the following events before the expiration of the term of office:
(1) For any reason specified by State law creating a vacancy in public office;
(2) When such member misses two consecutive regular meetings of the Commission, unless such absence is excused by the Commission and the reason therefor entered in the proceedings of the Commission; or
(3) Upon resignation in writing filed with the Secretary of the Commission.
(Ord. Unno. Passed 4-7-59.)