City of Ironton, MO
Iron County
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Section 400.010 Establishment.

[R.O. 2008 §402.010; Ord. No. 371 §1, 7-30-1986]
There is hereby established by the City a Planning and Zoning Commission.

Section 400.020 Composition.

[R.O. 2008 §402.020; Ord. No. 371 §2, 7-30-1986]
The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City shall consist of not more than fifteen (15) nor less than seven (7) members, including: the Mayor, if the Mayor chooses to be a member; a member of the Board 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 of Aldermen. All citizen members of the Commission shall serve without compensation. The term of each of the citizen members shall be for four (4) years, except that the terms of the citizen members first appointed shall be for varying periods so that succeeding terms will be staggered. Any vacancy in a 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.

Section 400.030 Term of Citizen Members.

[R.O. 2008 §402.030; Ord. No. 371 §3, 7-30-1986]
The term of each citizen member of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall be for four (4) years, except that terms of the citizen members first appointed shall be for varying periods, so that the succeeding terms shall be staggered.

Section 400.040 Compensation of Citizen Members.

[R.O. 2008 §402.040; Ord. No. 371 §4, 7-30-1986]
All citizen members of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall serve without compensation.

Section 400.050 Election of Chairman and Secretary.

[R.O. 2008 §402.050; Ord. No. 371 §5, 7-30-1986]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall elect a Chairman and Secretary from among the citizen members thereof.

Section 400.060 Term of Chairman and Secretary.

[R.O. 2008 §402.060; Ord. No. 371 §6, 7-30-1986]
The term of the Chairman and Secretary of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall be for one (1) year, with eligibility for reelection.

Section 400.070 General Authority.

[R.O. 2008 §402.090; Ord. No. 371 §9, 7-30-1986]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have the authority necessary to enable it to perform its functions and promote municipal planning.

Section 400.080 Functions Generally.

[R.O. 2008 §402.100; Ord. No. 371 §10, 7-30-1986]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall perform all of the functions of a Planning Commission and a Zoning Commission, as provided for in Chapter 89, RSMo.

Section 400.090 Meetings.

[R.O. 2008 §402.110; Ord. No. 371 §11, 7-30-1986]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall hold regular and special meetings as it provides by rule.

Section 400.100 Rules; Records.

[R.O. 2008 §402.120; Ord. No. 371 §12, 7-30-1986]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have the authority to adopt rules for the transaction of business and shall keep records of its proceedings, which records shall be available for public inspection.

Section 400.110 Appointment of Staff — Contracting for Services.

[R.O. 2008 §402.130; Ord. No. 371 §13, 7-30-1986]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall, subject to the limitations prescribed in this Chapter, appoint the employees and staff necessary for its work and may contract with City Planners and other professional persons for the services that it requires.

Section 400.120 Expenditures.

[R.O. 2008 §402.140; Ord. No. 371 §14, 7-30-1986]
The expenditures of the Planning and Zoning Commission, exclusive of grants and gifts, shall be within the amounts appropriated for such purpose by the Board of Aldermen.

Section 400.130 Furnishing of Information by Public Officials.

[R.O. 2008 §402.150; Ord. No. 371 §15, 7-30-1986]
All public officials shall, upon request of the Planning and Zoning Commission, furnish to it, within a reasonable time, all available information it requires for its work.

Section 400.140 Right of Entry.

[R.O. 2008 §402.160; Ord. No. 371 §16, 7-30-1986]
The members and employees of the Planning and Zoning Commission, in the performance of the functions of the Planning and Zoning Commission, may enter upon any land to make examinations and surveys.

Section 400.150 Commission To Make and Adopt City Plan — Contents.

[R.O. 2008 §402.170; Ord. No. 371 §17, 7-30-1986]
A. 
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall make and adopt a City Plan for the physical development of the City, which plan, with accompanying maps, plats, charts and descriptive and explanatory matter, shall show the Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendations for the physical development and uses of land, and may include, among other things:
1. 
The general location, character and extent of streets and other public ways, grounds, places and spaces;
2. 
The general location and extent of public utilities and terminals, whether publicly or privately owned;
3. 
The acceptance, widening, removal, extension, relocation, narrowing, vacation, abandonment or change of use of any of the foregoing;
4. 
The general character, extent and layout of the replanning of blighted districts and slum areas.

Section 400.160 Preparation of City Plan — Purpose.

[R.O. 2008 §402.180; Ord. No. 371 §18, 7-30-1986]
In the preparation of a City Plan, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall make careful and comprehensive studies of the existing conditions and probable future growth of the City. Such plan shall be made with the purpose of guiding and accomplishing a coordinated development of the City which will, in accordance with existing and future need, best promote the general welfare, as well as efficiency and economy in the process of development.

Section 400.170 Preparation of Zoning Plan.

[R.O. 2008 §402.190; Ord. No. 371 §19, 7-30-1986]
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall prepare a Zoning Plan for the regulation of the height, area, bulk, location and use of private, non-profit and public structures and premises, and of population density.

Section 400.180 Procedure for Adoption of City Plan.

[R.O. 2008 §402.200; Ord. No. 371 §20, 7-30-1986]
The Planning and Zoning Commission may adopt a City Plan as a whole by a single resolution or, as the work of making the City Plan progress, may from time to time adopt a part thereof, any such part to correspond generally with one or more of the functional subdivisions of the subject matter of the Plan. Before the adoption, amendment or extension of the Plan or portion thereof, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall hold at least one (1) public hearing thereon. Fifteen (15) days' notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be published in at least one (1) newspaper having general circulation within the City. Such hearing may be adjourned from time to time. The adoption of the Plan requires a majority vote of the full membership of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The resolution shall refer expressly to the maps, descriptive matter and other matters intended by the Planning and Zoning Commission to form the whole or part of the Plan and the action shall be recorded on the adopted City Plan, or part thereof, by the identifying signature of the Secretary of the Planning and Zoning Commission and filed in the office of the Planning and Zoning Commission, identified properly by file number. A copy of the Plan, or part thereof, shall be certified to the Board of Aldermen and the City Clerk, and a copy shall be available in the office of the County Recorder of Deeds and shall be available at the Municipal Clerk's Office for public inspection during normal office hours.

Section 400.190 Approval of Improvements by Commission Overruling Disapproval.

[R.O. 2008 §402.210; Ord. No. 371 §21, 7-30-1986]
Whenever the Planning and Zoning Commission adopts the Plan of the City, or any part thereof, no street or other public facilities nor public utility, whether publicly or privately owned, the location, extent and character thereof having been included in the recommendations and proposals of the Plan, or portions thereof, shall be constructed or authorized within the City until the location, extent and character thereof has been submitted to and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. In case of disapproval, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall communicate its reasons to the Board of Aldermen and the Board, by vote of not less than two-thirds (2/3) of its entire membership, may overrule the disapproval and, upon the overruling, the Board of Aldermen or the appropriate Board or officer may proceed, except that if the public facility or utility is one the authorization or financing of which does not fall within the province of the Board of Aldermen, then the submission to the Planning and Zoning Commission shall be by the Board having jurisdiction and the Planning and Zoning Commission's disapproval may be overruled by that Board, by a vote of not less than two-thirds (2/3) of its entire membership. The acceptance, widening, removal, extension, relocation narrowing, vacation, abandonment, change of use, acquisition of land for, sale or lease of any street or other public facility is subject to similar submission and approval, and the failure to approve may be similarly overruled. The failure of the Planning and Zoning Commission to act within sixty (60) days after the date of official submission to it shall be deemed approval.

Section 400.200 Prerequisites to Filing of Plat.

[R.O. 2008 §402.220; Ord. No. 371 §22, 7-30-1986]
When the Planning and Zoning Commission adopts a City Plan which includes at least a major street plan or progresses in its City planning to the making and adoption of a major street plan, and files a certified copy of the major street plan in the office of the County Recorder, no plat of a subdivision of land lying within the City shall be filed or recorded until it has been submitted to and a report and recommendation thereon made by the Planning and Zoning Commission to the Board of Aldermen and the Board has approved the plat as provided by law.

Section 400.210 Public Hearing Prerequisite for Adoption of Subdivision Regulations.

[R.O. 2008 §402.230; Ord. No. 371 §23, 7-30-1986]
Before the adoption of any subdivision regulations, or any amendment thereof, by the Board of Aldermen, a duly advertised public hearing thereon shall be held by the Board.

Section 400.220 When Plat To Be Acted Upon by Commission — Extensions — Grounds of Disapproval To Be Recorded.

[R.O. 2008 §402.240; Ord. No. 371 §24, 7-30-1986]
Within sixty (60) days after the submission of a subdivision plat to the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall approve or disapprove the plat; otherwise, the plat shall be deemed approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission, except that the Planning and Zoning Commission, with the consent of the applicant for the approval, may extend the sixty-day period. The grounds of disapproval of any plat by the Planning and Zoning Commission shall be made a matter of record.

Section 400.230 Effect of Plat Approval.

[R.O. 2008 §402.250; Ord. No. 371 §25, 7-30-1986]
The approval of a subdivision plat by the Planning and Zoning Commission shall not constitute or effect an acceptance by the City or public of the dedication to public use of any street or other ground shown upon the plat.

Section 400.240 Prerequisites to Making Public Improvements.

[R.O. 2008 §402.270; Ord. No. 371 §27, 7-30-1986]
Upon adoption of a Major Street Plan and Subdivision Regulations, the City shall not accept, lay out, open, improve, grade, pave, or light any street, lay or authorize the laying of water mains, sewers, connections or other utilities in any street within the City unless the street has received the legal status of a public street prior to the adoption of a City Plan; or unless the street corresponds in its location and lines with a street shown on a subdivision plat approved by the Board of Aldermen or the Planning and Zoning Commission or on a street plan made by and adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Board of Aldermen may locate and construct or may accept any other street if the ordinance or other measure for the location and construction or for the acceptance is first submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission for its approval, and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission, or if disapproved by the Planning and Zoning Commission, is passed by the affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the entire membership of the Board.

Section 400.250 Prerequisites for Issuance of Building Permit — Erection of Building.

[R.O. 2008 §402.280; Ord. No. 371 §28, 7-30-1986]
After the adoption of a Major Street Plan, no building permit shall be issued for and no building shall be erected on any lot within the territorial jurisdiction of the Planning and Zoning Commission unless the street giving access to the lot upon which the building is proposed to be placed conforms to the requirements of Section 400.240.

Section 400.260 Building Lines.

[R.O. 2008 §402.290; Ord. No. 371 §29, 7-30-1986]
Whenever a plan for major streets has been adopted, the Board of Aldermen, upon recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission, is authorized and empowered to establish, regulate, limit and amend, by ordinance, building or setback lines on major streets, and to prohibit any new building being located within the building or setback lines. When a plan for proposed major streets or other public improvements has been adopted, the Board of Aldermen may prohibit any new building being located within the proposed site or right-of-way when the center line of the proposed street or the limits of the proposed sites have been carefully determined and are accurately delineated on maps approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission and adopted by the Board.

Section 400.270 Definitions.

[R.O. 2008 §402.300; Ord. No. 371 §30, 7-30-1986]
As used in this Chapter, the following term shall have the meaning indicated:
SUBDIVISION
The division of a parcel of land into two (2) or more lots or other divisions of land; and includes resubdivision, and when appropriate to the context, relates to the process of subdividing or to the land or territory subdivided.