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Article 7 - Planning Commission

Article 7 – Planning Commission

SECTION 2-701:  MEmbers

SECTION 2-702:  meetings; officers

SECTION 2-703:  funding; expenditures

SECTION 2-704:  powers and duties

 

 

 

 

SECTION 2-701:  MEmbers

    A. The Planning Commission shall consist of five regular members who shall represent, insofar as is possible, the different professions or occupations in the city.  Two of the regular members may be residents of the area over which the city is authorized to exercise extraterritorial zoning and subdivision regulation.  When there are a sufficient number of residents in the area over which the city exercises extraterritorial zoning and subdivision regulation, one regular member of the commission shall be a resident from such area.  If it is determined by the City Council that a sufficient number of residents reside in the area subject to extraterritorial zoning and subdivision regulation and no such resident is a regular member of the commission, the first available vacancy on the commission shall be filled-by the appointment of such an individual.  For purposes of this section, “a sufficient number of residents” shall mean 500 residents.  The term of each regular member shall be three years.  Any member may, after a public hearing before the City Council, be removed by the mayor with the consent of a majority vote of the council for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office, or other good and sufficient cause.

 

    B. No member of the City Council or other city official, except where otherwise specifically provided, shall serve as a member of the commission while serving any other term of office.  All regular members of the commission shall serve without compensation and shall hold no other city office except when appointed to serve on the Board of Adjustment as provided in Neb. Rev. Stat. §19-908.  All members of the commission may be required, in the discretion of the mayor and council, to give bond in a sum set by resolution of the council and conditioned upon the faithful performance of their duties.

 

SECTION 2-702:  meetings; officers

 

    At the time of the commission's first meeting in January of each year, the commission shall organize by selecting from its membership a chairperson and secretary.  No member of the commission shall serve in the capacity of both the chairperson and secretary of the commission.  It shall be the duty of the secretary to keep the full and correct minutes and records of all meetings and to file them with the city clerk, where they shall be available for public inspection during office hours.  A number of commissioners equal to a majority of the number of regular members appointed to the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business.  Special meetings may also be held upon the call of the chairperson or any three members of the commission.

 

SECTION 2-703:  funding; expenditures

 

    The commission shall be funded by the City Council from time to time out of the general fund.  The expenditures of the commission, exclusive of gifts, shall be within the amounts appropriated for that purpose by the council, and no expenditures nor agreements for expenditures shall be valid in excess of such amounts.

 

SECTION 2-704:  powers and duties

 

    A. It shall be the duty of the commission to make and adopt plans for the physical development of the city, including any areas outside its boundaries which, in the commission's judgment, bear relation to the planning of the city.  All actions by the commission shall be subject to the review and supervision of the mayor and City Council.

 

    B. Recommendations from the commission shall be received by the council within 60 days after the commission begins consideration of a matter relating to the comprehensive development plan, capital improvements, building codes, subdivision development, the annexation of territory, or zoning.  The commission shall be responsible for making such reports and performing such other duties as the mayor and council may, from time to time, designate.