[R.O. 2014 §415.010; Ord. No. 310 §1, 6-11-1976]
There is hereby established and created for the City of Marshfield, a Commission to be known as the Planning and Zoning Commission as provided in Chapter 89, RSMo. Such Commission shall consist of at least 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 said Board if the Board chooses to have a member serve on the Commission; and seven (7) citizens from the City at large to be known as Citizen Members, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. The terms of the Citizen Members shall be staggered. The Mayor and Members of the Board of Aldermen shall serve during the term for which they were elected or appointed. The Citizen Member shall serve for a term of four (4) years from the first (1st) day of January next following their appointment. Any vacancy in a membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment by the Mayor and approval by the Board of Aldermen. The Board of Aldermen 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 Marshfield. All Citizen Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.
[R.O. 2014 §415.020; Ord. No. 310 §2, 6-11-1976; Ord. No. 1148 §1, 6-23-2005]
The Commission shall annually at its first (1st) meeting after the first (1st) day of January elect from among its citizen members a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary who shall serve for a term of one (1) year. No Chairman or Vice Chairman shall serve for more than two (2) consecutive terms. The Commission shall hold regular meetings at such times and places at 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 its business and shall keep a record of its proceedings, which record shall be a public record.
[R.O. 2014 §415.030; Ord. No. 310 §3, 6-11-1976]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have authority to appoint or employ such employees and staff members 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.
[R.O. 2014 §415.040; Ord. No. 310 §4, 6-11-1976]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have the power and it shall be its duty to perform the following functions, to wit:
To exercise all powers granted to it, whether expressed or implied, in this Title.
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 they may deem desirable.
Prepare, execute, administer, and make recommendations in connection with a zoning plan for the City of Marshfield 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 with the provisions of Chapter 89, RSMo.
Prepare and submit to the Board of Aldermen of the City of Marshfield its recommendations for regulations governing the subdivision of land with the City of Marshfield, 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 subdivision 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 Chapter, or any ordinance of the City of Marshfield.
Make recommendations regarding the approval or disapproval of plats for land sub-division.
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., which are not in conflict with any ordinance of the City of Marshfield.
[R.O. 2014 §415.050; Ord. No. 201 §701, 11-14-1967]
The City Planning and Zoning Commission is hereby appointed as the "Zoning Commission" to recommend the boundaries of the various original zoning districts and appropriate regulations for the enforcement of a zoning ordinance.