City of Louisiana, MO
Pike County
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Section 400.010 Creation — Composition — Appointment — Qualifications — Officers.

[R.O. 2008 §400.010; Ord. No. 02-2007, 4-9-2007]
There is hereby established within and for the City a Planning and Zoning Commission which shall consist of not more than fifteen (15) nor less than seven (7) members, including the Mayor, if the Mayor chooses to be a member; a member of the City Council selected by the Council, if the Council chooses to have a member serve on the Commission; and not more than fifteen (15) nor less than five (5) citizens appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. The citizen members of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall be appointed for terms of four (4) years. Any vacancy in a membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment as aforesaid. The City Council may remove any citizen member for cause stated in writing and after public hearing. No person shall be appointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission who is engaged in a business that might cause him/her to be financially interested in contracts with the City in connection with any program of urban redevelopment, low cost or other housing development or any construction project that might grow out of the deliberations of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The members of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall serve as such without compensation. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall select from among its citizen number a Chairman and a Secretary.

Section 400.020 Duties Generally.

[R.O. 2008 §400.020; Ord. No. 02-2007, 4-9-2007]
It shall be the duty and the responsibility of the Planning and Zoning Commission to establish for themselves an agenda, to add to the agenda and to amend it from time to time. On the basis of studies prepared by advisory committees and subcommittees, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall recommend to the City Council whatever measures may be necessary for improving the future, the health and the welfare of the citizens of the City and surrounding communities. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall employ such consultants and obtain such technical assistance as may be necessary in fulfilling these responsibilities.

Section 400.030 Financial Matters.

[R.O. 2008 §400.030; Ord. No. 02-2007, 4-9-2007]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall certify all bills and accounts to the Mayor monthly and shall authorize the Secretary to incur such expenditures as may be necessary in carrying out the objectives of this Article within the limitations of funds appropriated for such purpose by the City Council.

Section 400.040 Duties of Secretary.

[R.O. 2008 §400.040; Ord. No. 02-2007, 4-9-2007]
The Secretary to the Planning and Zoning Commission shall also serve as Secretary to all advisory committees and subcommittees of the Commission. He/she shall be responsible for keeping the minutes, files and records of all proceedings of the Commission and the advisory committees and subcommittees of the Commission, shall be responsible for administering all research projects undertaken by the Commission and shall perform such other duties as may be established by the Commission.

Section 400.050 Advisory Committees and Subcommittees.

[R.O. 2008 §400.050; Ord. No. 02-2007, 4-9-2007]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall establish such advisory committees and subcommittees as may be necessary to gather necessary information, facts, data and statistics that may be useful in carrying out the agenda of the Commission. Members of advisory committees and subcommittees may be selected from among the voters of the City and the Planning and Zoning Commission shall develop such organization as may be advisable for the advisory committees and subcommittees.

Section 400.060 Comprehensive Plan.

[R.O. 2008 §400.060; Ord. No. 02-2007, 4-9-2007]
The Comprehensive Plan as adopted by and presented to the City Council by the Planning and Zoning Commission from time to time, either in whole or as part thereof, shall be the Comprehensive Plan of the City of Louisiana.