The planning commission shall consist of nine members, two of whom may reside outside of the city limits and within a limit of three miles from city limits.
The members of the planning commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. 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. If a vacancy occurs prior to expiration of a term, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Mayor with the approval of the Council and such appointment shall be for the unexpired term only. At the end of a term the position shall become vacant and shall remain vacant until such time as a member shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation for their services.
(Ord. 1028; Code 2016)
The powers and duties of the planning commission shall be as established by the Kansas Statutes Annotated.
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-chair person, who shall serve one year and until his or her successor has been selected and qualified. The city planning commission shall meet thereafter at least once each month at such time and place as it may fix by resolution. Special meetings may be called by the chairperson or in his or her absence by the vice-chairperson. A majority of such commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The commission shall cause a proper record to be kept of all the proceedings.
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.
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.