Chapter 2.26
PLANNING COMMISSION

Sections:

2.26.010    Appointment and terms.

2.26.020    Powers and duties.

2.26.030    Recommendations to council.

2.26.040    Repealed.

2.26.050    Quorum and majority for adoption of action.

2.26.060    Compensation.

2.26.010 Appointment and terms.

A. Pursuant to the authority conferred by the laws of the state, Chapter 35A.63 RCW, there is created a city planning commission consisting of seven members who shall be appointed by the mayor. The planning commission shall be deemed a planning agency pursuant to Chapter 35A.63 RCW.

B. The term of office of the planning commission members shall be three years each, with initial terms staggered so that not more than three terms expire in any given year.

C. Vacancies occurring otherwise than through the expiration of terms shall be filled for the unexpired terms. Members may be removed, after public hearing, by the mayor with the approval of the city council for inefficiency, neglect of duty or malfeasance in office. Any planning commission member’s unexcused absence from three consecutive meetings shall be conclusively deemed cause for removal due to neglect of duty.

D. Planning commission members shall be selected without respect to political affiliations. All planning commission members shall be residents of the city of Bonney Lake; provided, that one member may reside outside of the city but within its designated urban growth area; and provided further, that one additional member may reside outside of the city, if he or she owns a business located within the city. (Ord. 1479 § 1, 2014; Ord. 1213 § 4, 2006; Ord. 875 § 1, 2001; Ord. 236A § 1, 1974).

2.26.020 Powers and duties.

The planning commission shall be an advisory body to the city council responsible for providing advice and recommendation for Bonney Lake’s future growth. Duties and powers of the planning commission shall include:

A. Adoption of bylaws to govern planning commission meetings;

B. Duties as conferred upon the planning commission by ordinance;

C. Hold at least 12 meetings per year; and

D. Such other and future duties as assigned by the city council. (Ord. 1479 § 2, 2014; Ord. 875 § 2, 2001; Ord. 236A § 2, 1974).

2.26.030 Recommendations to council.

The city council may refer to the planning commission, for its recommendation and report, any proposed ordinance, resolution or other proposal, and the commission shall promptly report to the council thereon, making such recommendations and giving such counsel as it may deem proper in the premises. The chair of the planning commission, or his or her duly designated designee, shall personally attend any city council meeting where any report or recommendation of the planning commission is to be presented to the city council. (Ord. 875 § 3, 2001; Ord. 236A § 3, 1974).

2.26.040 Recommendations on subdivisions and dedications.

Repealed by Ord. 558A. (Ord. 236A § 4, 1974).

2.26.050 Quorum and majority for adoption of action.

A majority of the membership of the planning commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any action taken by a majority of the membership of the planning commission at any regular or special meeting of the planning commission shall be deemed and taken as an action of the commission. (Ord. 875 § 4, 2001; Ord. 236A § 5, 1974).

2.26.060 Compensation.

Each member of the planning commission shall be compensated in the amount of $50.00 per planning commission meeting attended, including joint meetings of the planning commission and the city council; provided, that no planning commission member shall be compensated for attendance at more than two planning commission meetings per calendar month, including attendance at any joint meetings of the planning commission and the city council; and provided further, that the chair or designee of the planning commission shall, in addition, be compensated $25.00 for attendance at a council meeting where such attendance is required by BLMC 2.26.030. (Ord. 875 § 5, 2001).