City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
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Editor's Note — Ordinance no. 3001 §1, adopted December 23, 2008, repealed title IV in its entirety. See editor's note at beginning of title IV.

Section 405.010 Members — Appointment — Terms — Vacancies — How Filled.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
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The Mayor with the consent and approval of the Board of Aldermen shall appoint a commission to be known as "The Planning and Zoning Commission". The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have the duties as prescribed in the ordinances of the City and the Statutes of the State of Missouri. Any references in the Code of Ordinances in the City of Fenton to "the Zoning Commission" shall mean the Planning and Zoning Commission. Appointment, term and vacancies shall be dealt with as follows:
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Membership. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall consist of two (2) citizen members from each ward of the City, the Mayor and a member of the Board of Aldermen selected by the Board.
2. 
Term. The term of each of the citizen members shall be for four (4) years, except that the terms of the citizen members first (1st) appointed shall be for varying periods so that succeeding terms will be staggered, and so that from and after the date of the effectiveness of this Chapter, and on each anniversary of this Chapter, the terms of two (2) members of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall have expired.
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Vacancy. Any vacancy in a membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment of the Mayor and approval of the Board.
4. 
Removal for cause. The Board may remove any citizen member for cause stated in writing and after a public hearing.

Section 405.020 Chairman — Adoption of Rules — Authorization of Expenses.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
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The Planning and Zoning Commission shall select one (1) of its citizen members as Chairman, one as Vice Chairman and one (1) as Secretary.
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The members of the Commission shall adopt such rules and regulations as they deem necessary for the transaction of their business. Any expense incurred by the Planning and Zoning Commission for clerical help, counsel, engineers, consultants or otherwise shall be first authorized by the Board of Aldermen.

Section 405.030 Planning and Zoning Commission To Furnish Board of Adjustment With Information.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
The Director shall serve as liaison to the Board of Adjustment for the Planning and Zoning Commission and shall furnish such information to the Board after conferring with the Planning and Zoning Commission and obtaining other pertinent information as the Board of Adjustment may require.

Section 405.040 Commission To Recommend District Boundaries and Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
Pursuant to Section 89.010 et seq., RSMo., it shall be the duty of the Planning and Zoning Commission to recommend to the Board of Aldermen the boundaries of the various districts and regulations pertaining thereto to the end that the Board of Aldermen may enact a Zoning Code ordinance for the City.

Section 405.050 Master Plan — Purpose and Intent.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
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The Planning and Zoning Commission shall draw up a Comprehensive Plan for division of the City into districts of such number, size, shape and area as may be best suited for zoning purposes and draw regulations for such districts governing the erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration or use of buildings, structures or land.
B. 
The plan referred to in Subsection (A) hereof, to be known as "City of Fenton Master Zoning Plan", shall be designed to lessen congestion in the streets; to secure safety from fire, panic and other dangers; to promote health and the general welfare; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; to facilitate the adequate provisions of transportation, water, sewage, schools, parks or other public requirements. Such regulations shall be made with reasonable consideration, among other things, to the character of the district and its peculiar suitability for particular uses and with a view to conserving the value of property and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the City.

Section 405.060 Commission To Draw Up Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall also draw up, pursuant to the plan referred to in Section 405.050, regulations and restrictions on the height, number of stories and size of buildings and other structures, the percentage of lots that may be occupied, the size of yards, courts and other spaces, building lines, the density of population and the locations and uses of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, residences or other purposes within the districts established.

Section 405.070 Master Plan Map — Major Street Plan.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
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The Master Plan Map as prepared under the direction of the Chairperson of the Planning and Zoning Commission, recommended by majority vote of the Planning and Zoning Commission, approved by majority vote of the Board of Aldermen, certified by the Mayor and kept on file in the office of the City Clerk is hereby approved and designated as the "Master Plan Map of the City of Fenton, Missouri", and a copy of same ordered duly recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of St. Louis County pursuant to provisions of Section 89.360, RSMo., laws 1963.
B. 
All of the planning as shown on said map of the future development for the City of Fenton is hereby expressly approved and ratified and the through streets shown on said map are duly approved and adopted by the City of Fenton Board of Aldermen.
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The streets as designated on said Master Plan Map of the City of Fenton are hereby designated and adopted as the major street plan of the City, and all future development within the City shall be in accordance with said plan as hereby adopted and approved or as may be amended hereinafter in accordance with the law.

Section 405.080 Reports and Hearings.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall make a preliminary report and hold public hearings in accordance with law before submitting its final report to the Board of Aldermen.

Section 405.090 Additional Powers and Duties.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
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Prepare Master Plan. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall prepare a Master Use Plan for the suggested orderly development of all land within the City of Fenton.
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Meetings. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall hold a regular monthly meeting at the City Hall, City of Fenton, on such regular day each month as may be established by resolution of the Board of Aldermen from time to time. The Community Development Department shall keep all records of the Commission, be responsible for maintenance of all of the proceedings of the Commission and shall make a written report to the Board of Aldermen monthly covering the proceedings of the Commission.
In addition to the regular scheduled monthly meeting, such other meetings shall be held as may be called by the Chairman or as directed by the Mayor or the Board of Aldermen.
C. 
Investigations. The Planning and Zoning Commission or its authorized representatives shall, in the performance of its functions, have authority to enter upon any land and make examinations and surveys and place and maintain pertinent monuments, notices, placards and marks thereon.
D. 
Other Powers And Duties. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have such other powers and duties as are or may be prescribed by the laws of the State of Missouri or the ordinances of the City of Fenton.