[CC 1976 §420.010; Ord. No. 1151 §13.10, 1-23-1974; Ord. No. 1940 §1, 5-10-1994; Ord. No. 2173 §§1—2, 9-22-1998]
There shall be a Commission to be known as the "Shrewsbury Plan Commission". This Commission shall consist of the Mayor, a member of the Board of Aldermen selected by the Board, the City Engineer or other similar City official, and six (6) citizens appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board. Such appointed citizens shall be residents of the City and shall serve without compensation for staggered four (4) year terms or until their successors are appointed and qualified. 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 a public hearing.
[CC 1976 §420.020; Ord. No. 1151 §13.20, 1-23-1974]
The Commission may elect from among its citizen members a Chairman and Secretary who shall hold office for terms of one (1) year each. The Commission may adopt such rules of procedure and regulations not inconsistent with the laws of the State of Missouri and ordinances of the City of Shrewsbury for the guidance and carrying out of its activities as it deems proper.
[CC 1976 §420.030; Ord. No. 1151 §13.30, 1-23-1974; Ord. No. 2760 §1, 3-25-2014]
The Commission shall prepare and submit to the Board of Aldermen for and subject to its approval, a Comprehensive Plan for the physical development of the City, or portions thereof, and recommend modifications of the same from time to time as deemed in the City's best interest. The plan shall show the Plan Commission's recommendations for the physical development and uses of land, and may include, among other things, the general location, character and extent of streets and other public ways, grounds, places and spaces; the general location and extent of public utilities and terminals, whether publicly or privately owned, the acceptance, widening, removal, extension, relocation, narrowing, vacation, abandonment or change of use of any of the foregoing; and the general character, extent, and layout of the replanning of blighted and slum areas. The Commission shall further consider and report to the Board of Aldermen any suggestions or recommendations for changes or revisions to the Comprehensive Plan.
The Commission shall study and prepare or cause to be prepared a comprehensive Zoning Ordinance for the City of Shrewsbury and shall submit such ordinance to the Board of Aldermen for its consideration and action. The Commission shall recommend the boundaries of the various original districts and appropriate regulations to be enforced therein. The Commission shall further consider and report to the Board of Aldermen any suggestions or recommendations for changes or revisions in the Zoning Code and Zoning Ordinances.
The Commission may prepare and submit to the Board of Aldermen for its approval a zoning ordinance and zoning plan for the regulation of the location, height, area, bulk and appearance of private, non-profit, and public structures and premises, and of population density, buildings and other structures, the use of land and buildings, and the layout, improvement, and landscaping of the site of any proposed development or redevelopment of property within the City, as it shall determine to be necessary or desirable for the promotion of the health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants of the City. The adoption, enforcement, and administration of the zoning plan shall conform to the provisions of Sections 89.010 to 89.250, RSMo.
The Commission shall consider all requests for rezoning, zoning text amendments, site plan approval, and conditional use permits in the manner prescribed elsewhere in this Title.
The Commission shall promulgate site development standards, architectural standards, and guidelines for new construction, reconstruction, or alterations for the purpose of ensuring the mutual compatibility of buildings and their surroundings and the appearance, function and permanence of the location, form, shape, massing and exterior materials of building and site improvements.
The Commission may also make such other studies, plans and recommendations to the Board of Aldermen for the future development of the City with respect to streets, parks, schools, playgrounds, transit routes, or any other public or semi-public improvements bearing upon the future welfare of the community. The Commission may prepare or revise the rules, regulations and requirements governing the approval of subdivision plats and plans and submit the same to the Board of Aldermen for its consideration and action thereon.
The Commission may enter upon any land to make examinations and surveys in aid of the performance of its obligation set forth herein.
The Commission also may recommend from time to time such zoning, planning and physical improvements as it deems necessary for the general welfare of the City and shall consider and report upon all matters referred to it by the Board of Aldermen.
[CC 1976 §420.040; Ord. No. 1151 §13.40, 1-23-1974]
The Commission may employ such clerical, office or professional help as may be deemed necessary and desirable by it after having been authorized so to do by the Board of Aldermen. All expenditures, exclusive of grants and gifts, by the Commission and its members shall be within the amounts appropriated therefor by the Board of Aldermen.
[CC 1976 §420.050; Ord. No. 1151 §13.40, 1-23-1974]
Any citizen member of the Commission may be removed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for cause stated in writing and after public hearing.