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Planning & Zoning Commission

Powers and Duties

The commission shall have power and be required to:

(1)     Perform all functions necessary to carry out the intent of Articles 1011a to 1011j, Vernon's Statutes of the State of Texas.

(2)     Review and approve all subdivision plans which may be assigned to it by the statutes of the state and ordinances of the city.

(3)     Monitor and propose revisions, as appropriate, to the city's comprehensive plan.

(4)     Advise the city council on matters involving the physical development and improvement of the city.

 

Membership and Appointment

The planning and zoning board shall be composed of six (6) persons who shall be real property owners and residents of the city. All vacancies occurring shall be filled by appointment by a majority vote of the council and such appointment shall complete the term of the person whose resignation or removal has created the vacancy. No member of the city council or any person related within the second degree by affinity or the third degree by consanguinity to a member of the city council shall be appointed to this commission.

 

Terms of Office

The terms of two (2) of the members shall expire on June 1 of each even-numbered year and the terms of three (3) of the members shall expire on June of each odd-numbered year. The members of the board shall be identified by place numbers one (1) through five (5). The even-numbered places shall expire in the even-numbered years and the odd-numbered place shall expire in the odd-numbered years. Newly appointed members shall be installed at the first regular commission meeting after their appointment.

 

Organization

The commission shall hold an organizational meeting within thirty (30) days after its establishment and in June of each succeeding year and shall elect a chairman and vice-chairman from among its members. The commission shall meet at least four (4) times each year and at such other times as the chairman or the majority of the members of the commission may direct. The commission shall designate the time and place of its meetings, in accordance with the relevant laws of the State of Texas. The commission shall adopt its own rules of procedure and keep a record of its proceedings consistent with the provisions of this article and the requirements of the laws of the State of Texas.

 

Quorum

Three (3) members of the commission shall constitute a quorum. However, no portion of the comprehensive plan referred to in Section 14.101 shall be recommended for change by less than the affirmative vote of a majority of the entire commission.

 

Records and Reports

The commission shall maintain a record of its meetings and shall report to the city council at least once each year concerning its activities for the past year.

 Forms

 P&Z Agenda's