Chapter 2.55
PLANNING COMMISSION*

Sections:

2.55.010    Created – Powers and duties.

2.55.020    Composition – Appointment and qualifications of members.

2.55.030    Terms of members.

2.55.040    Filling vacancies.

2.55.050    Reimbursement of members for expenses.

*Charter references – Authority of council to provide for a planning commission, § 11(19); planning commission generally, § 32.

Cross references – Subdivisions, Title 17; zoning, Title 18.

2.55.010 Created – Powers and duties.

By authority of the appropriate sections of the state law and under Section 32 of the Charter, there is hereby created a planning commission for the city, with powers and duties as set forth in the appropriate sections of the state law. (Code 1964, § 18-1; Code 1985, § 2-129).

State law references – Duty to create planning commission, Code of Virginia, § 15.1427.1; powers and duties of such commission, § 15.1-439 et seq.

2.55.020 Composition – Appointment and qualifications of members.

The planning commission shall consist of five members appointed by the city council, one of whom may be a member of the city council and one of whom may be an administrative official of the city. The remaining members shall be residents of the city, qualified by knowledge and experience to make decisions on questions of the community growth and development. At least three members shall be owners of real property within the city of Staunton, Virginia. (Code 1964, § 18-2; Code 1985, § 2-130; Ord. 9-14-89).

Charter reference – Planning commission to consist of five members appointed by council, § 32.

State law reference – Composition, etc., of planning commission, Code of Virginia, § 15.1-437.

2.55.030 Terms of members.

The terms of office of the members of the planning commission, other than the member of the council and the administrative official, shall be one, two, three and four years, respectively, from the date of the first appointment under this chapter, and thereafter for terms of four years. (Code 1964, § 18-3; Code 1985, § 2-131).

State law reference – Similar provisions, Code of Virginia, § 15.1-437.

2.55.040 Filling vacancies.

Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the planning commission shall be filled by the city council. (Code 1964, § 18-4; Code 1985, § 2-132).

2.55.050 Reimbursement of members for expenses.

Members of the planning commission shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred, as authorized by Section 15.1-437 of the Code of Virginia. (Code 1964, § 18-5; Code 1985, § 2-133).