Town of Bar Harbor, ME
Hancock County
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[Adopted 10-2-1990 as § 09.01 of the 1990 Code; amended 1-17-1995]
[Amended 7-11-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-05]
A. 
The Town Council shall appoint a Planning Board consisting of five members. The term of office shall be for three years or such shorter term as the Town Council may determine. Board members shall be sworn by the Town Clerk or other person authorized to administer oaths.
B. 
When there is a permanent vacancy, the Town Council shall within 60 days of its occurrence appoint a person to serve for the unexpired term. A vacancy shall occur upon the resignation or death of any member, or when a member ceases to be a voting resident of the Town, or when a member fails to attend at least 50% of all meetings during the preceding twelve-month period, or when a member fails to attend four consecutive regular meetings. When a vacancy occurs, the Planning Director shall immediately advise the Town Council in writing. The Board may recommend to the Town Council that the attendance provision be waived for cause, in which case no vacancy will then exist until the Town Council disapproves the recommendation.
A. 
The Planning Board shall have all the authority and be subject to all the duties set out in the provisions of the Maine Statutes relating to municipal planning boards.
B. 
The Planning Board may adopt bylaws, consistent with statutes and ordinances, governing its deliberations. In the absence of any other applicable rules, ordinances or statutes, proceedings of the Board shall be governed by the latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order.
C. 
The Planning Board may request the Planning Department to obtain goods and services necessary to its proper function within the limits of appropriations made for the purpose.
[Amended 7-11-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-05]
A. 
At the first meeting in July of each year, the Planning Board shall organize, elect a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary, and shall file in the Town Clerk's office within five days from the date of its organizational meeting the record of said meeting and the names of the Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary. The terms of all officers shall be one year with eligibility for re-election.
B. 
The Chair shall call at least one regular meeting of the Board each month. No meeting of the Board shall be held without a quorum consisting of three members. The Board shall act by majority vote of the members present and voting.
A. 
A Town Councilor may not be a member of the Board.
[Amended 7-11-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-05]
B. 
Any question of whether a member shall be disqualified from voting on a particular matter shall be decided by a majority vote of the members, excluding the member who is being challenged.
The members of said Planning Board shall serve without compensation.
The record of the meetings of the Planning Board shall be a public record. The Planning Director shall file in the Town Clerk's office of the Town of Bar Harbor, in a book kept especially for that purpose, the record of each meeting of the Board within 30 days from the date of any meeting of the Board to which the record pertains.