CHAPTER XVI. ZONING AND PLANNINGCHAPTER XVI. ZONING AND PLANNING\ARTICLE 1. CITY PLANNING COMMISSION/BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

ARTICLE 1. CITY PLANNING COMMISSION/BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

The members of the city planning commission shall be appointed by the mayor with the consent of the council. The members of the planning commission shall be appointed for terms of three years each. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term only. Members of the planning commission shall serve without compensation.

(Ord. 177, Sec. 2)

The members of the planning commission shall meet at least once a month at such time and place as they fix by resolution. They shall select one of their number as chairperson and as vice chairperson who shall serve one year and until their successor has been selected. They shall annually appoint a secretary who may be an officer or employee of the city. Special meetings may be called at any time by the chairperson or in his or her absence by the vice chairperson. A majority of the planning commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The planning commission shall cause a proper record to be kept of its proceedings.

(Ord. 177, Sec. 3)

The planning commission and city governing body shall have all the powers and duties set forth in the Kansas Statutes Annotated and as may be amended in the future.

(Ord. 177, Sec. 4)

A board of zoning appeals is hereby created. The board shall consist of 3 members, all of whom are to be taxpayers and residents of the City of Auburn. All members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the council, and one member shall also be a member of the Auburn City Planning Commission. The board shall have all the powers and duties as provided for in K.S.A. 12-759 and amendments thereto. The board shall adopt bylaws, subject to the approval of the governing body, to control its operation and hearing procedures. Public records shall be kept of all official actions of the board, and the same shall be kept separately from those of the planning commission. The board shall keep minutes of its proceedings showing evidence presented, findings of fact, decisions and the vote upon each question or appeal. A majority of the members of the board present and voting at the hearing shall be required to decide any appeal. Subject to the subsequent approval of the governing body, the board shall establish a scale of reasonable fees to be paid in advance by the appealing party.

(Ord. 289; Code 2016)

The governing body shall approve a budget for the planning commission and make such allowances to the 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. Prior to the time that moneys are available under the budget, the governing body may appropriate moneys for such purposes from the general fund. The governing body may enter into such contracts as it deems necessary and may receive and expend funds and moneys from the state or federal government or from any other resource for such purposes.

(Code 1998)

The governing body of the City hereby approves the recommendations of the City Planning Commission and adopts the City of Auburn, Kansas 2001 Comprehensive Plan and amendments thereto recommended by the City Planning Commission.

(Ord. 226; Code 2016)