[Ord. No. 6.001 § XXXIV Art. IV, 9-10-1979; Ord. No. 2002-05-07-02 § 1, 5-17-2002; Ord. No. 2003-12-08-01 § 2, 12-8-2003; Ord. No. 2004-03-18-01 § 2, 3-18-2004; Ord. No. 2007-07-30-02 § 1, 7-30-2007; Ord. No. 2009-02-23-01 § 14, 2-23-2009; Ord. No. 2014-04-21-14 § 1, 5-21-2014]
There is hereby created and continued in existence a Planning Commission for the City of Greenwood, Missouri. The Planning Commission shall consist of six (6) citizen members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. The Commission may also include the Mayor, if the Mayor chooses to be a member, and an Alderman selected by the Board of Aldermen, if the Board of Aldermen chooses to have a member serve on the Commission. The term of each of the six (6) 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. All current members shall hold their respective office until the first of February following the expiration of their appointment. The Board of Aldermen may remove any citizen member for cause stated in writing and after a public hearing. Thereafter, on or before the first day of February, the Mayor shall, by and with the consent of the Board, appoint members who shall hold office for four (4) years or until a successor is appointed. Any vacancy in a membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment as aforesaid.
[Ord. No. 6.001 § XXXV Art. IV, 9-10-1979]
The Planning Commission shall have and perform all of the functions of the Planning Commission as provided for in RSMo. Sections 89.300 to 89.490 (as amended, 1969). The Commission may make reports and recommendations relating to the plan and development of the municipality to public officials and agencies, public utility companies, civic, educational, professional and other organizations and citizens. It may recommend to the executive or legislative officials of the municipality programs for public improvements and the financing thereof. All public officials shall, upon request, furnish to the Commission, within a reasonable time, all available information it requires for its work. The Commission, its members and employees, in the performance of its functions, may enter upon any land to make examinations and surveys. In general, the Commission shall have the power necessary to enable it to perform its functions and promote municipal planning.