(Ord. 427; Code 1987; Ord. 755; Code 2016)
The planning commission shall consist of 7 members, two of whom shall reside outside the city limits and within a limit of three miles from the city limits. The members of the planning commission shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the other city councilmembers.
The members of the commission first appointed shall serve respectively for terms of one year, two years, and three years, divided equally or as nearly equal as possible between these terms as one, two and three years. Thereafter members shall be appointed for terms of three years each. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term only. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation for their service.
(K.S.A. 12-702; Ord. 427, Secs. 1:2; Code 1987; Ord. 755; Code 2016)
The powers and duties of the planning commission shall be as established by the Kansas Statutes Annotated.
(Ord. 427, Sec. 3; Code 1987)
The members of the city planning commission shall meet within two weeks following their appointment and organize by selection of one of their members a chairperson and one as vice-chairperson, who shall serve one year and until his or her successor has been selected and qualified. A secretary also shall be elected who may or may not be a member of the commission. The city planning commission shall meet at such time and place as may be called by the chairperson or in his or her absence by the vice-chairperson. Special meetings may be called by the chairperson or in his or her absence by the vice chairperson. No action shall be taken except by a majority vote of the membership. The commission shall cause a proper record to be kept of all the proceedings. The commission may establish subcommittees, advisory committees or technical committees to advise or assist in the activities of the commission. The governing body shall approve a planning commission budget and make such allowances to the planning commission as it deems proper, including funds for the employment of such employees or consultants as the governing body may authorize and provide and shall add the same to the general budget.
(K.S.A. 12-703; Code 1987; K.S.A. 12-745:746; Ord. 755; Code 2016)
All members of the commission shall serve without compensation, but they may be reimbursed for their expenses actually incurred in the performance of their duties.
(K.S.A. 12-702; Code 1987; Ord. 755; Code 2016)
No member of the commission shall be removed during his or her term of office, except for cause, and after a hearing held before the governing body by whom he or she was appointed, or in case of disqualification by moving out of the city, or by moving out of the area represented by him or her on the planning commission.