The City Planning Commission shall consist of seven (7) members, two members of which shall reside outside, but within three (3) miles of, the city limits. All members shall be appointed by the Governing Body. Members shall be appointed for terms of three (3) years and shall serve no more than two full three (3) year terms. Vacancies shall be filled by the appointment for the unexpired term. Members of the Planning Commission shall serve without compensation for their services.
(Code 1982; K.S.A. 12-722 (a), (b); Code 2015)
The members of the City Planning Commission shall annually organize by the selection of one (1) of their members as Chairperson, one (1) as Vice-chairperson, each of whom shall serve for one (1) year and until a successor has been selected. The secretary shall annually be elected who may or may not be a member of the Planning Commission. The City Planning Commission shall meet at least once each month at such time and place as it may fix by its by-laws, and special meetings may be called by the Chairperson. A majority of the Planning Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The Planning Commission shall cause a record to be kept of all its proceedings.
(Code 1982; K.S.A. 12-745; Code 2015)
A. The powers and duties of the Planning Commission shall be to make comprehensive plans and maps of the whole or any portion of the City, which in its opinion bears relation to the planning of the City, and to make changes in such plans or maps when it deems such changes advisable. The Commission may make recommendations to the Governing Body concerning the location of the streets, transportation and communication facilities, public buildings and grounds.
B. The Governing Body shall require the City Planning Commission to recommend the boundaries of zoning districts and appropriate regulations to be enforced therein.
C. Whenever the Planning Commission shall have made and agreed upon a plan for the development of the City or any portion thereof, such plan or plans shall be submitted to the Governing Body for their consideration and action pursuant to K.S.A. 12-747.
D. The Planning Commission shall have all duties and powers under the Kansas Statutes regarding plats, replats, and subdivision of land pursuant to K.S.A. 12-752.
(Code 1982; K.S.A. 12-747; Code 2015)
A. All plans, plats or replats of land laid out in building lots and the streets, alleys or other portions of land intended to be dedicated for public use or for the use of purchasers or owners of the lots fronting thereon or adjacent thereto and plans and descriptions of all streets, alleys or public ways intended to be deeded or dedicated for public use or for the use of purchasers or owners of the land fronting thereon or adjacent thereof which is not intended to be platted into lots, other designated tracts, and located within the City Limits of the City, shall be submitted to the Governing Body for official consideration and action.
B. No plat or replat or dedication or deed of any street or public way shall be filed with the Register of Deeds as provided by law until such plat or replat or dedication or deed shall have endorsed on it the fact that it has first been submitted to the City Planning Commission and by the City Planning Commission to the Governing Body and by such Governing Body duly approved. Before exercising the powers referred to above, the City Planning Commission shall adopt regulations governing the subdivision of land within its jurisdiction. Such regulations may provide for the proper area of streets in relation to other existing or planned streets and to the mapped plan for adequate and convenient open spaces for traffic, utilities, access of firefighting apparatus, recreation, light and air, and for the avoidance of congestion of population, including minimum width and area of lots.
(Code 1982; K.S.A. 12-752; Code 2015)