St. Charles County, MO
 
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[Ord. No. 95-134 §1, 8-30-1995; Ord. No. 02-044 §1, 5-1-2002; Ord. No. 07-108 §1, 8-2-2007; Ord. No. 07-124 §1, 8-28-2007]
A Master Plan Steering Committee is hereby established consisting of sixteen (16) taxpaying citizens who shall be registered voters and residents of St. Charles County for a period of not less than one (1) year.
[Ord. No. 95-134 §2, 8-30-1995; Ord. No. 02-044 §1, 5-1-2002; Ord. No. 04-138 §1, 9-14-2004; Ord. No. 07-108 §1, 8-2-2007]
Membership on the Committee shall consist of two (2) members of the County Council, two (2) representatives from the County Executive's staff, the St. Charles County Director of the Department of Community Development and eleven (11) citizens of the County, with at least one (1) such citizen from each Council district and four (4) citizens at large.
[1]
Editor's Note—For designation of the division of planning and zoning, see ord. no. 02-204 adopted 12-23-2002 set out in ch. 132 of this code and ord. no. 03-195 adopted 12-31-2003.
[Ord. No. 95-134 §3, 8-30-1995; Ord. No. 02-044 §1, 5-1-2002; Ord. No. 04-138 §1, 9-14-2004; Ord. No. 07-108 §1, 8-2-2007]
There shall be no specified term limits for the members of the County Council, the St. Charles County Director of the Department of Community Development or the representatives from the County Executive's staff. Each citizen member shall serve a five (5) year term. Such members shall continue to serve until a duly qualified successor has been appointed. A member may be removed in accordance with Section 120.030 of this Chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note—For designation of the division of planning and zoning, see ord. no. 02-204 adopted 12-23-2002 set out in ch. 132 of this code and ord. no. 03-195 adopted 12-31-2003.
[Ord. No. 95-134 §4, 8-30-1995; Ord. No. 02-044 §1, 5-1-2002; Ord. No. 07-108 §1, 8-2-2007]
Each member of the Master Plan Steering Committee shall be appointed by the County Executive with approval of the Council pursuant to St. Charles County Charter Article V, Section 5.104 (2006).
[Ord. No. 95-134 §5, 8-30-1995; Ord. No. 02-044 §1, 5-1-2002; Ord. No. 07-108 §1, 8-2-2007]
Each member shall take the oath set forth in Section 120.050 of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 95-134 §6, 8-30-1995; Ord. No. 02-044 §1, 5-1-2002; Ord. No. 07-108 §1, 8-2-2007]
Members of this Committee shall serve without compensation.
[Ord. No. 95-134 §7, 8-30-1995; Ord. No. 02-044 §1, 5-1-2002; Ord. No. 07-108 §1, 8-2-2007]
Vacancies or absences on the Master Plan Steering Committee caused by death, incapacity to perform duties, failure to attend three (3) consecutive meetings, or resignation shall be filled forthwith by appointment pursuant to the St. Charles County Charter Article V, Section 5.104 (1992) and Section 120.270 of this Article.
[Ord. No. 95-134 §8, 8-30-1995; Ord. No. 01-008 §1, 1-31-2001; Ord. No. 01-120 §1, 9-26-2001; Ord. No. 02-044 §1, 5-1-2002; Ord. No. 07-108 §1, 8-2-2007]
A. 
The following shall be the duties and powers of the Master Plan Steering Committee:
1. 
The Committee shall recommend a County-wide Master Plan for the development of the County. The Master Plan shall be reviewed not less frequently than once every five (5) years.
2. 
The Master Plan, as developed by the Committee for consideration by the County Council, shall set forth recommended policy regarding the social, governmental, economic and physical development of the County. It shall include recommendations for the most desirable use of land within the County for residential, recreational, agricultural, commercial, industrial and other purposes; for the most desirable density of population in the several parts of the County; for a system of principal thoroughfares, highways, streets and other public ways; for airports, parks, playgrounds and other public open spaces; for the general location, relocation and improvement of the public buildings; for the general location and extent of public utilities and terminals for water, sewerage, light, power, transit and other purposes, whether publicly or privately owned; for adequate drainage facilities and control; and for such other matters as may be beneficial to the County.
3. 
The Master Plan shall contain a statement of the objectives, standards and principles sought to be embodied therein. It shall be based on studies of physical, social, economic and governmental conditions and trends. It shall be designed to assure the coordinated development of the County and to promote the general welfare and prosperity of its people.
4. 
The Committee shall continue to function following development of the recommended Master Plan and all reviews.[1]
[1]
Note: The initial plan review by the County Council took place prior to December 31, 1996, with a later review by June 30, 2003.
[Ord. No. 95-134 §9, 8-30-1995; Ord. No. 02-044 §1, 5-1-2002; Ord. No. 07-108 §1, 8-2-2007]
The Council shall receive the recommendations and report of the Committee and shall adopt or reject the recommendations of the Committee by ordinance.
[Ord. No. 95-134 §9, 8-30-1995; Ord. No. 02-044 §1, 5-1-2002; Ord. No. 07-108 §1, 8-2-2007]
The Master Plan Steering Committee shall meet at the call of the County Executive. The County Council may request that the County Executive convene the Committee for review and/or changes to the Master Plan.
[Ord. No. 95-134 §10, 8-30-1995; Ord. No. 02-044 §1, 5-1-2002; Ord. No. 07-108 §1, 8-2-2007]
The Master Plan Steering Committee is an advisory committee and, therefore, shall operate pursuant to the provisions of Article I, Advisory Boards and Commissions—Generally.
[Ord. No. 95-134 §11, 8-30-1995; Ord. No. 02-044 §1, 5-1-2002; Ord. No. 07-108 §1, 8-2-2007]
The Master Plan Steering Committee is an advisory committee. Except where otherwise stated in this Article, the Master Plan Steering Committee shall abide by all provisions of Article I, Advisory Boards and Commissions—Generally.