City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Gardner 12-15-1952 by Ord. No. 139. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Community Development and Planning Department — See Ch. 50.
Agent for the Planning Board — See Ch. 160, Art. X.
Zoning — See Ch. 675.
A Planning Board is hereby established. The Planning Board, hereinafter called the "Board," shall consist of five persons who are residents of Gardner and shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council. All members of the Board shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of the duties incumbent upon them.
[Amended 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563]
The Board shall have all the powers and duties imposed and conferred by MGL c. 41, §§ 81A to 81GG, inclusive, and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto.
A. 
The Mayor shall appoint the members of the Board whose term of office shall commence on January 1 of the year in which they are appointed and confirmed as follows: the Mayor shall on or before January 1, 1953, appoint one person to serve until the 31st day of December 1953, one person to serve until the 31st day of December 1954, one person to serve until the 31st day of December 1955, one person to serve until the 31st day of December 1956, and one person to serve until the 31st day of December 1957, or until their successors are duly appointed, confirmed and sworn. Between the first and 31st day of December 1953, the first and 31st day of December 1954, the first and 31st day of December 1955, the first and 31st day of December 1956 and the first and 31st day of December of each year after 1956, the Mayor shall appoint a successor to serve a term of five years.
B. 
Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent the reappointment of any member upon the expiration of his term of office.
C. 
Any vacancy occurring in the Board, occurring otherwise than by expiration of term of office, shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as an original appointment.
D. 
The members of the Board shall receive for their duties such compensation as the City Council may prescribe.
[Amended 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563]
The Zoning Board of Appeals established under Chapter 675, Zoning, of this Code is hereby constituted the Zoning Board of Appeals as provided in MGL c. 41, § 81Z. The Zoning Board of Appeals shall have all the powers and duties imposed and conferred by MGL c. 41, §§ 81Z and 81AA, as well as all other powers and duties imposed and conferred on the Zoning Board of Appeals by said MGL c. 41, §§ 81A to 81GG.
This chapter shall go into effect on January 1, 1953. It shall not affect any act done, any right accrued, any penalty incurred, or any suit, prosecution or proceeding pending.