Municipal Code 2

CHAPTER 1

ZONING COMMISSION

2-1-1:    Commission Appointed; Terms of Office

2-1-2:    Keeping of Records

2-1-3:    Rules and Regulations

2-1-4:    Boundary Recommendations

2-1-5:    Required Reports

2-1-1:    Commission Appointed; Terms of Office:  There is hereby created a Commission to be known as the Zoning Commission of the Municipality, which such Commission shall consist of three (3) members to be appointed by the Board, one of whom must be a member of the Board of Trustees and the other two may or may not be members of the Board, but must be residents of the Municipality.  On the taking effect of this Chapter, the Board shall appoint one (1) member of said Commission to hold office for one (1) year, and one (1) to hold office for two (2) years and one (1) to hold office for three (3) years, and thereafter as the term of each such member expires the Board shall appoint a Commissioner for the term of three (3) years and until his successor is appointed.  Any Commissioner may be discharged from office at any time by the Board.

2-1-2:    Keeping of Records:  The Clerk may be ex-officio Clerk of the Zoning Commission and keep its records and notify it of the filing of application for permits and such other matters that come before the Commission, and the Commission shall, when there is business to transact, hold a meeting at least once each month or more often, as the business of the Commission requires.

2-1-3:    Rules and Regulations:  The Zoning Commission shall adopt such rules and regulations as it may deem necessary to carry into effect the provisions and purposes of this Act, and it shall hold such meetings and meet at such places from time to time and have such hearings as the Commission or majority thereof may determine.  At the first meeting of the Commission, it shall elect one (1) of its members Chairman, and then on May 1 of each year thereafter the Commission shall meet and organize by electing a Chairman to serve as Chairman for one (1) year.

2-1-4:    Boundary Recommendations:  Such Commission shall recommend the boundaries of the various original districts and appropriate regulations to be enforced.

2-1-5:    Required Reports:  Such Commission shall make preliminary reports and hold public meetings thereon before submitting final reports to the Governing Body.  Such Governing Body shall not hold its public hearings or take action until it has received the final report of such Commission.

CHAPTER 2

PLANNING COMMISSION

2-2-1:    Definitions

2-2-2:    Commission Created

2-2-3:    Qualifications

2-2-4:    Terms for Ex Officio Members

2-2-5:    Terms for Appointive Officers

2-2-6:    Vacancies

2-2-7:    Removal   

2-2-8:    Rules and Organization

2-2-9:    Meetings

2-2-1:    Definitions:  As used herein the word "Commission" shall mean the Planning Commission

2-2-2:    Commission Created:  There is hereby created a Planning Commission  which shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees.  Said Commission shall consist of a total of nine (9) members and may be entirely appointive members or both appointive and not more than three (3) ex officio members.  Members shall be selected without respect to political affiliation and shall serve without compensation.

2-2-3:    Qualifications:  Appointive members of the Commission shall be resident taxpayers, provided that one (1) such appointive member may be a non-resident taxpayer.

2-2-4:    Terms for Ex Officio Members:  The term of office for the ex officio members shall correspond to their respective tenure of office as an official or employee of the Municipality.

2-2-5:    Terms for Appointive Officers:  The term of office for the first appointment of appointive members of the commission shall be two (2), four (4), and six (6) years to be determined by lot and thereafter the terms for each appointive member shall be six (6) years.

2-2-6:    Vacancies:  Vacancies occurring otherwise than through the expiration of terms shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

2-2-7:    Removal:  Members may be removed after public hearing by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees.

2-2-8:    Rules and Organization:  The Commission shall elect its own Chairman and create and fill such other offices as it may determine it requires for the proper conduct of the affairs and business of the Commission.  A majority of the appointive members of the Commission shall be necessary to constitute a quorum at any meeting.  Written rules consistent with this Chapter and the laws of this State for the transaction of business of the Commission shall be adopted and a written record of meetings, resolutions, findings and determinations shall be kept, which record shall be public.

2-2-9:    Meetings:  One regular meeting shall be held each month for not less than nine (9) months in each year.  All meetings shall be open to the public.  (Revised Code 1959)