City of Higginsville, MO
Lafayette County
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Editor's Note — The City, by resolution of November 21, 1966, consented to formation of a regional planning commission encompassing the counties of Ray, Lafayette and Johnson. Said resolution is not set out herein.

Section 400.010 Authorized.

[R.O. 2009 §400.010; CC 1976 §20-1; Ord. No. 287 §1, 3-2-1964]
The City shall be authorized to make, adopt, amend, extend and carry out a Municipal Plan as authorized by law.

Section 400.020 Commission Created — Membership.

[R.O. 2009 §400.020; CC 1976 §20-2; Ord. No. 287 §2, 3-2-1964; Ord. No. 795 §1, 6-7-1976; Ord. No. 1859 §§1—2, 11-15-1999]
A Commission to be known as "City Planning Commission" is hereby created which shall consist of seven (7) members, including the Mayor and six (6) citizen members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board.

Section 400.030 Compensation, Qualifications of Citizen Members of Commission.

[R.O. 2009 §400.030; CC 1976 §20-3; Ord. No. 287 §3, 3-2-1964]
All citizen members of the City Planning Commission shall serve as such without compensation and shall represent insofar as is feasible different professions, interests or occupations in the City.

Section 400.040 Terms of Commission Members — Vacancies — Removal.

[R.O. 2009 §400.040; CC 1976 §20-4; Ord. No. 287 §4, 3-2-1964]
The term of each citizen member of the City Planning Commission shall be 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. Any vacancy in a membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment as aforesaid. The Board may remove any citizen member for cause stated in writing and after public hearing.

Section 400.050 Officers of Commission — Meetings — Rules — Records.

[R.O. 2009 §400.050; CC 1976 §20-5; Ord. No. 287 §5, 3-2-1964]
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 reelection. The Commission shall hold regular meetings and special meetings as are 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 400.060 City To Provide Funds, Equipment, Etc. — Expenditures of Commission.

[R.O. 2009 §400.060; CC 1976 §20-6; Ord. No. 287 §6, 3-2-1964]
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 amounts 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, the Commission may expend from such gifts and donations such amounts as the Commission shall deem beneficial and advantageous to the City.

Section 400.070 Commission To Make and Adopt Plans.

[R.O. 2009 §400.070; CC 1976 §20-7; Ord. No. 287 §7, 3-2-1964]
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 statutory authority which, in the Commission's judgment, bear relation to the planning of the municipality.

Section 400.080 Powers of Commission — Recommendations.

[Ord. No. 2395 §1, 9-7-2010]
The Commission may make reports and recommendations relating to the plan and development of the municipality to public officials and agencies, public utility companies, civic, educational, professional and other organizations and citizens. It may recommend to the executive or legislative officials of the municipality programs for public improvements and the financing thereof. All public officials shall, upon request, furnish to the Commission, within a reasonable time, all available information it requires for its work. The Commission, its members and employees, in the performance of its functions, may enter upon any land to make examinations and surveys. In general, the Commission shall have the power necessary to enable it to perform its functions and promote municipal planning.

Section 400.090 Authority To Administer Oaths, Issue Process.

[R.O. 2009 §400.090; CC 1976 §20-9; Ord. No. 287 §9, 3-2-1964]
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 Municipal Court.

Section 400.100 Planning and Zoning Administrator — Appointment.

[R.O. 2009 §400.100; Ord. No. 2342 §1, 7-6-2009]
The duties and obligations of the Planning and Zoning Administrator as outlined by this Code shall be fulfilled by the Building Official.