Creation and Membership
A City Planning Commission shall consist of five (5) appointive members, all of whom shall be citizens of the city. The Mayor shall serve as ex-officio member of the commission. The five (5) appointive members shall be nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the council.
Each appointed member shall serve for a term of three (3) years, or until his/her successor takes office. Of the original appointive members, however, one shall serve a term of one year; two (2) shall serve a term of two (2) years and two (2) shall serve a term of three (3) years. Thereafter the terms of members shall be three (3) years. Vacancies occurring other than by expiration of the term shall be filled only for the unexpired terms by the mayor with confirmation of the Council.
The member shall serve without compensation. The council may remove a member of the planning commission only for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office. Members shall be appointed solely with reference to their fitness and not party affiliation. Whenever a member of the planning commission is absent from more than one-half (1/2) of all meetings of the planning commission, regular and special, held within any period of four (4) consecutive months, the member shall thereupon cease to hold office.
Three (3) members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business; provided, however, that no action shall be taken which is binding upon the commission, unless concurred in by not less than a majority of all members.
Organization, Meetings, Rules
The Planning Commission shall hold at least one (1) regular meeting each month. The commission shall adopt rules for the transactions of business and keep a record of its regulations, transactions, findings and determinations, which record shall be a public record.
Genereal Advisory Duties of Commission
The commission shall, from time to time, recommend to the appropriate public officials programs for public structures and improvements and for the financing thereof. It shall be part of its duties to consult and advise with public officials and agencies, public utility companies, civic, educational, professional, and other organizations, and citizens with relation to the protecting or carrying out of the plan. All public officials shall, upon request, furnish the commission within a reasonable time such available information as it may require for its work.