[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Coatesville 2-8-1993 by Ord. No. 916-93 (Ch. 44 of the 1989 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 2-13-2012 by Ord. No. 1373-2012]
The City of Coatesville Planning Commission is hereby reconstituted to consist of five members.
The Planning Commission shall perform all duties and may exercise all powers conferred by law, by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC), and as requested by the Council of the City of Coatesville consistent with the provisions of § 10209.1 of the MPC. The City Council, by ordinance, by resolution or by other official action, may confer powers and duties on the Commission which are consistent with the provisions of the MPC.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
All members of the Commission shall be appointed by the City Council of the City of Coatesville.
The term of each of the members of the Commission shall be four years or until his or her successor is appointed and qualified, except that the terms of the members first appointed pursuant to the MPC and this chapter shall be so fixed that no more than two shall be reappointed or replaced during any future calendar year.
The Chairman of the Planning Commission shall promptly notify the City Council concerning vacancies in the Commission, and such vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term. If a vacancy shall occur otherwise than by expiration of term, it shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term according to the terms of § 10203 of the MPC.
[Added 4-22-2013 by Ord. No. 1404-2013]
Any member of the Planning Commission absent from three or more consecutive regular meetings of the Planning Commission without an approved leave of absence granted by the City Council after public hearing and prior written notice thereof shall be removed from the Planning Commission by the City Council of the City of Coatesville.
Any member of the Planning Commission absent from 20% or more of the regularly scheduled meetings of the Planning Commission within any one-year period shall be notified in writing by the City Manager acting on behalf of the City Council of the attendance requirements of this subsection. Any member of the Planning Commission who is absent from 20% or more of the regularly scheduled meetings within a one-year period shall thereafter be removed for cause from such position by the City Council with prior written notice after public hearing unless such member resigns in writing or waives the public hearing in writing.
Any member of the Planning Commission may be removed for cause as determined by the City Council after public hearing and prior written notice thereof.
The provisions of this subsection shall not preclude the removal of any member of the Planning Commission without cause by the City Council when authorized by state law, City Charter or City ordinance.
All acts of the existing Planning Commission done heretofore are hereby expressly approved, ratified and confirmed in all respects.