[Ord. No. 305 §1, 10-20-1987]
There is hereby established a City Plan Commission which shall consist of seven (7) members who shall serve without pay, including:
The Mayor, if the Mayor chooses to be a member,
A member of the Board of Alderpersons selected by the Board, if the Board chooses to have a member serve on the Commission; and
Not less than five (5) nor more than fifteen (15) citizens appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board.
Terms of these members shall be for four (4) years, except that the terms of those first (1st) appointed shall be for varying periods so that succeeding terms will be staggered. Any vacancy in a membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Alderpersons. Such members shall be qualified voters and residents of the City of Greendale for a period of at least one (1) year immediately prior to their appointment.
The City Plan Commission shall elect its Chairman and Secretary from among the citizen members and their term shall be for one (1) year.
[Ord. No. 305 §2, 10-20-1987]
The City Plan Commission shall have authority to prepare and submit to the Board of Alderpersons for its approval a master plan for the development of the City and to recommend from time to time, but not less than annually, such modification of the plan as it deems necessary in the interests of the City. The master plan may include, among other things:
The general location, character and extent of streets, bridges, parks and playgrounds, waterways and other public ways, grounds and spaces;
The general location and extent of public property and public buildings;
The general location and extent of public utilities, whether publicly or privately owned;
The removal, relocation, abandonment or change of use of such existing or future public ways, grounds, spaces, buildings, property or utilities;
The general locations, character and extent of residential, commercial, industrial and other uses of land; and
The general location and extent of any public housing or slum clearance projects.
[Ord. No. 305 §3, 10-20-1987]
The City Plan Commission shall also act as the Zoning Commission and shall have authority to prepare, adopt and recommend to the Board of Alderpersons for enactment into ordinance a comprehensive plan for zoning the City with such regulations as to the location, height, width and bulk of buildings and other structures and the size of yards, courts and other open spaces surrounding them and the use of such buildings, structures and lands as it shall determine to be necessary or desirable for the promotion of the health, safety, morals or general welfare of the inhabitants of the City.
The City Plan Commission, as Zoning Commission, shall have power to hear applications for amendments, modifications or revisions of the zoning ordinance and shall forward the applications to the Board of Alderpersons with its recommendations. The recommendations of the Commission shall not be binding on the Board of Alderpersons which may approve or disapprove the Commission's findings; provided however, no general City plan or zoning ordinance or modification, amendment or revision shall be considered by the Board of Alderpersons unless it shall have been first submitted to the Commission for its examination and recommendation.
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall hold regular meetings and special meetings as they provide by rule, and shall adopt rules for the transaction of business, and keep a record of its proceedings. These records shall be public records.
The expenditures of the Planning and Zoning Commission, exclusive of grants and gifts, shall be within amounts appropriated for the purposes of the Board of Alderpersons.
All public officials shall upon request furnish to the Planning and Zoning Commission, within a reasonable time, all available information it requires for its works.