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

ARTICLE 1. CITY PLANNING COMMISSION AND BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

There is hereby created a city planning commission, which shall consist of five (5) members, who shall serve without pay and who shall be appointed by the mayor upon approval of the city council.  Three (3) members of such planning commission shall be residents of Baldwin City, Kansas and two (2) members shall reside outside of, but within three miles of, the corporate limits of the city. 

(Ord. 1250, Sec. 1; Code 2011)

No member of the planning commission shall hold any other public office or any other position in the city.  Should any member hold a personal interest, directly or indirectly, in any application or matter coming before the planning commission, he or she shall be disqualified to discuss or vote on the matter.

(Ord. 1250, Sec. 2; Code 2011)

The planning commission shall elect its chairperson from among the appointed members, and shall elect one member as vice-chairperson.  A secretary shall also be elected, who may or may not be a member of the commission.  Such elections shall be held in May of each year, and such officers shall serve until their successors are elected.

(Ord. 1250, Sec. 3; Code 2011)

All terms of office, except for the initial appointees as described herein, shall be for a period of three years commencing on the first day of May and expiring the last day of April.  Planning Commissioners shall serve until their successors are appointed.  Vacancies in office shall be appointed for the remainder of the three year term vacated. 

(Ord. 1250, Sec. 4; Code 2011)

Duties of the Baldwin City Planning Commission shall be as set forth in the Code of the City of Baldwin City, Kansas and the laws of the State of Kansas.  The Planning Commission shall conduct business in a manner consistent with the Code of the City of Baldwin City, Kansas.

(Ord. 1250, Sec. 5; Code 2011)

Five individuals have been initially appointed with terms set to expire as follows: one term expires on April 30, 2011, two terms expire on April 30, 2012, and two terms expire on April 30, 2013. After said initial terms, all subsequent appointees shall be appointed for three (3) year terms.

(Ord. 1250, Sec. 6; Code 2011)

The Board of Zoning Appeals will remain a separate entity from the Planning Commission but shall be composed of the same individuals who serve on the Planning Commission with the same terms of appointment. Persons appointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals shall serve without compensation for their service, but may receive reimbursement for expenses.

(Ord. 1248, Sec. 1; Code 2011, 16-111:113; Ord. 1323)

Duties of the Baldwin City Board of Zoning Appeals shall be as set forth in the Zoning Regulations of the City of Baldwin City and the laws of the State of Kansas.

(Ord. 1248, Sec. 2; Code 2011, 16-112; Ord. 1323)

Board of Zoning Appeals meetings will be conducted at regularly scheduled Planning Commission meetings. When conducting a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, the Planning Commission shall adjourn and the members shall then, if a quorum is then present, undertake those matters subject to Board of Zoning Appeals consideration..

(Ord. 1248, Sec. 4; Code 2011, 16-114; Ord. 1323)