[Code 1999 §400.010; CC 1979 §190.110; Ord. No. 226 §1, 2-3-1969]
There is hereby established and created for the City of Seymour, Missouri, a Commission to be known as the Planning and Zoning Commission as provided by Chapter 89, RSMo. Such Commission shall consist of not more than fifteen (15) nor less than seven (7) members composed as follows to wit: The Mayor, if the Mayor chooses to be a member; a member of the Board of Aldermen to be selected by the Board, if the Board chooses to have a member serve on the Commission; and not more than fifteen (15) nor less than five (5) citizens appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board. All citizen members of the Commission shall serve without compensation. The citizen members shall serve for a term of four (4) years from the first (1st) day of January next following their appointment. The terms of the citizen members first (1st) appointed shall be for varying periods so that succeeding terms will be staggered. Thereafter, appointments shall be made to fill vacancies prior to the first (1st) day of January of each calendar year. Any vacancy in 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.
All citizen members shall be qualified voters and taxpayers of the City of Seymour, Missouri, and shall hold no other office or position in the City administration. All citizen members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.
[Code 1999 §400.020; CC 1979 §190.120; Ord. No. 226 §2, 2-3-1969]
The Commission shall annually at its first (1st) meeting after the first (1st) day of January elect from among the citizen members its Chairman and Secretary and any Chairman or Secretary shall be eligible for re-election. The Commission shall hold regular meetings at such times and places as it may establish by its own rules and shall by its rule provide the manner for calling of special meetings. It shall adopt rules for the transaction of all business and shall keep a record of its proceedings, which records shall be public records.
[Code 1999 §400.030; CC 1979 §190.130; Ord. No. 226 §3, 2-3-1969]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall make an annual report to the Board of Aldermen covering its investigations, transactions and recommendations and such other and further reports relative thereto as it may deem proper or as required by the Board of Aldermen.
[Code 1999 §400.040; CC 1979 §190.140; Ord. No. 226 §4, 2-3-1969]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have authority to appoint or employ such employees and staff members as necessary for its work as it may deem necessary, but the expenditures of the Commission shall be within the amounts appropriated for the purpose by the Board of Aldermen.
[Code 1999 §400.050; CC 1979 §190.150; Ord. No. 226 §5, 2-3-1969]
The City Planning and Zoning Commission shall have the power and it shall be its duty to perform the following functions, to wit:
Make and adopt a City Plan for the physical development of the municipality.
Make recommendations in connection with the execution and detailed interpretation of the City Plan and make such changes and adjustments in the plan from time to time as it may deem desirable.
Prepare a zoning plan for the City of Seymour for the regulation of the height, area, bulk, location and use of private non-profit and public structures and premises, and of population, density, all in conformity to the provisions of Chapter 89, RSMo.
Prepare and submit to the Board of Aldermen its recommendations for regulations governing the subdivision of land within the City of Seymour, Missouri, including, among other things, requirements for the coordinated development of the municipality; for the coordination of streets within subdivisions with other existing or planned streets or with other features of the City Plan or Official Map of the City; for adequate open spaces for traffic, recreation, light and air; and for a distribution of population and traffic. The Commission shall further make recommendations as to requirements of the extent and manner in which the streets of the subdivisions shall be graded and improved, requirements as to the extent and manner of the installation of all utility facilities, and recommended manner of enforcement. All recommendations shall be in conformity with Chapter 89, RSMo., and not in conflict with this Title or any other ordinances of the City of Seymour, Missouri.
Make recommendations regarding the approval or disapproval of plats for land subdivision.
The Commission shall have all powers reasonably necessary and incident to carrying out the foregoing provisions and duties and shall further have any and all other powers conferred upon it by Chapter 89, RSMo.