City of Knob Noster, MO
Johnson County
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Section 400.010 City Planning Commission.

[R.O. 2012 §400.010; Ord. No. 283 §1, 7-1-1974]
The City Planning Commission shall have and perform all of the functions of the Zoning Commission provided for in Chapter 89, RSMo.

Section 400.020 Membership — Terms — Vacancy — Removal.

A. 
The Planning Commission shall consist of not more than fifteen (15) nor less than seven (7) members, including:
1. 
The Mayor, if the Mayor chooses to be a member;
2. 
A member of the Board of Aldermen selected by the Board of Aldermen, if the Board of Aldermen chooses to have a member serve on the Commission; and
3. 
Not more than fifteen (15) nor less than five (5) citizens appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. All citizen members of the Commission shall serve without compensation. The term of each of the citizen members shall be for four (4) years, except that the terms of the citizen members first 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 appointment as aforesaid. The Board of Aldermen may remove any citizen member for cause stated in writing and after public hearing.

Section 400.030 Election of Chairman and Secretary — Terms — Regular and Special Meetings.

[R.O. 2012 §400.060; Ord. No. 261 §5, 1-6-1969]
The City Planning Commission shall elect its Chairman and Secretary from among the citizen members. The term of Chairman and Secretary shall be for one (1) year with eligibility for re-election. The Commission shall hold regular meetings and special meetings as they provided by rule, and shall adopt rules for the transaction of business and keep a record of its proceedings. These records shall be public records.

Section 400.040 Funds, Equipment and Accommodations.

[R.O. 2012 §400.070; Ord. No. 261 §6, 1-6-1969]
The Board of Aldermen may provide the funds, equipment and accommodations necessary for the work of the Commission, but the expenditures of the Commission, exclusive of gifts, shall be within the amount appropriated for that purpose by the Board of Aldermen and no expenditures, nor agreements for expenditures shall be valid or legal in excess of such amount. Provided however, that such Commission shall have the authority and the power to accept and receive donations of cash or property, gifts, bequests and grants and, with the approval of the Board of Aldermen, may use such non-appropriated assets as the Commission shall deem beneficial and advantageous to the City of Knob Noster.

Section 400.050 Functions and Duties.

[R.O. 2012 §400.080; Ord. No. 261 §§7—8, 1-6-1969]
A. 
It shall be the function and duty of the Commission to make and adopt plans for the physical development of the municipality, including any areas outside of its boundaries but within its Statute authority which, in the Commissions' judgment, bear relation to the planning of the municipality.
B. 
The Commission, from time to time, shall recommend to the appropriate public officials programs for public structures and improvements and for the financing thereof. It shall be the function and duty of the Commission, to further consult and advise with public officials and agencies, civic organizations, public utility companies, educational, professional and other organizations and with citizens with relation to the promulgation and carrying out of the plan. The Commission shall have the power to delegate authority to any of the above named groups to conduct studies and make surveys for said Commission if it deems expedient.

Section 400.060 Powers of Chairman and Commission.

[R.O. 2012 §400.090; Ord. No. 261 §9, 1-6-1969]
The Chairman of the Commission shall have power to administer an oath to any person concerning any matter submitted to the Commission, or coming within the powers and duties of the Commission. The Commission may further issue process to compel the attendance of persons before it and shall have the power to subpoena books, records and papers if necessary, which process shall be served the same as process is issued out of the City Municipal Court.