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City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 3948, 6-27-2019[1]]
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The Mayor with the consent and approval of the Board of Aldermen (herein "Board") shall appoint a commission to be known as "The Planning and Zoning Commission" (herein "Commission"). The Commission shall have the duties as prescribed in the ordinances of the City and the Statutes of the State of Missouri. Any references in the Code of Ordinances in the City of Fenton to "Commission" shall mean the Planning and Zoning Commission. Appointment, term and vacancies shall be dealt with as follows:
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Membership. The Commission shall consist of two (2) citizen members from each ward of the City, the Mayor, if the Mayor chooses to be a member within thirty (30) days of taking office, and a member of the Board selected by the Board, if the Board chooses to have a member serve on the Commission. If the Board does not select a member to serve on the Commission, the Board may select a Board member to attend the Commission meetings and report back to the Board, provided that such Board member shall not be a member nor count towards quorum of the Commission.
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Term. The term of each of the citizen members shall be for 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, and so that from and after the date of the effectiveness of this Chapter, and on each anniversary of this Chapter, the terms of two (2) members of the Commission shall have expired. The term of the Mayor, if the Mayor chooses to be a member, shall be two (2) years, said term to coincide with the term of the office of the Mayor of the City of Fenton. The term of the Board member, if the Board chooses to have a member serve on the Commission, shall be one (1) year, said term to coincide with the municipal general election, so that the Board shall decide whether the Board shall have a member serve on the Commission at the first regular Board meeting following the municipal general election or as soon thereafter as practical.
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Vacancy. Any vacancy in a citizen membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment of the Mayor and approval of the Board. Any vacancy in a Board member, shall be filled by approval of the Board for the unexpired term.
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Removal For Cause. The Board may remove any citizen member for cause stated in writing and after a public hearing.
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Editor's Note: Former Chapter 405, Planning And Zoning Commission, containing Sections 405.010 through 405.090, was repealed 6-27-2019 by Ord. No. 3948.
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The Commission shall select one (1) of its citizen members as Chairman, one (1) as Vice Chairman and one (1) as Secretary.
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The members of the Commission shall adopt such rules and regulations as they deem necessary for the transaction of their business. Any expense incurred by the Commission for clerical help, counsel, engineers, consultants or otherwise shall be first authorized by the Board.
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The Director shall serve as liaison to the Board of Adjustment for the Commission and shall furnish such information to the Board of Adjustment after conferring with the Commission and obtaining other pertinent information as the Board of Adjustment may require.
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Pursuant to Section 89.010 et seq., RSMo., it shall be the duty of the Commission to recommend to the Board the boundaries of the various districts and regulations pertaining thereto to the end that the Board may enact a Zoning Code ordinance for the City.
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The Commission shall draw up a Comprehensive Development Plan, to be known as "City of Fenton Comprehensive Development Plan," for division of the City into districts of such number, size, shape and area as may be best suited for zoning purposes and draw regulations for such districts governing the erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration or use of buildings, structures or land.
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The Comprehensive Development Plan referred to in Subsection (A) shall be designed to lessen congestion in the streets; to secure safety from fire, panic and other dangers; to promote health and the general welfare; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; to facilitate the adequate provisions of transportation, water, sewage, schools, parks or other public requirements. Such regulations shall be made with reasonable consideration, among other things, to the character of the district and its peculiar suitability for particular uses and with a view to conserving the value of property and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the City.
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The Comprehensive Development Plan Map (herein "Plan Map") as prepared in conjunction with the Comprehensive Development Plan, referred to in Section 405.050, and under the direction of the Chairperson of the Commission, approved by majority vote of the Commission, shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk and a copy of same duly recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of St. Louis County pursuant to provisions of Section 89.360, RSMo. Amendments to the Comprehensive Development Plan, including the Plan Map, shall be made in accordance with the procedures for adoption of the same pursuant to Section 89.360, RSMo.
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All of the planning as shown on the Plan Map of the future development for the City is hereby expressly approved and ratified and the through streets shown on said Plan Map are duly approved and adopted by the Board.
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The streets as designated on the Plan Map are hereby designated and adopted as the major street plan of the City, and all future development within the City shall be in accordance with said Plan Map as hereby adopted and approved or as may be amended hereinafter in accordance with the law.
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The Commission shall also draw up, pursuant to the plan referred to in Section 405.050 and 405.060, regulations and restrictions on the height, number of stories and size of buildings and other structures, the percentage of lots that may be occupied, the size of yards, courts and other spaces, building lines, the density of population and the locations and uses of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, residences or other purposes within the districts established.
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The Commission shall make a preliminary report and hold public hearings in accordance with law before submitting its final report to the Board.
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Meetings. The Commission shall hold a regular monthly meeting at the City Hall, City of Fenton, on such regular day each month as may be established by resolution of the Commission from time to time. The Community Development Department shall keep all records of the Commission, be responsible for maintenance of all of the proceedings of the Commission and shall make a written report to the Board monthly covering the proceedings of the Commission. In addition to the regular scheduled monthly meeting, such other meetings shall be held as may be called by the Chairman or as directed by the Mayor or the Board.
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Other Powers And Duties. The Commission shall have such other powers and duties as are or may be prescribed by the laws of the State of Missouri or the ordinances of the City.