Chapter 2.30


2.30.010    Continuation of planning commission.

2.30.020    Membership and compensation of commission.

2.30.030    Terms of office.

2.30.040    Election of chairperson and vice-chairperson.

2.30.050    Appointment and duties of planning commission secretary.

2.30.060    Meetings and rules.

2.30.070    Duties and powers.

2.30.010 Continuation of planning commission.

There is continued a city planning commission, hereinafter referred to as the “planning commission,” for the city of Burns, Oregon, which was and is established in accordance with ORS 227.010 to 227.300. Provisions therein which govern city planning commissions apply to the city of Burns, and this chapter shall be construed consistent therewith. [Ord. 664 § 1, 1988]

2.30.020 Membership and compensation of commission.

(1) The planning commission shall consist of seven members appointed by the common council. Members shall reside within the city of Burns.

(2) Planning commission members shall receive no compensation. [Ord. 664 § 2, 1988]

2.30.030 Terms of office.

Incumbent appointed members at the time of adoption of the ordinance codified in this chapter shall continue in office until the expiration of the term for which they were appointed. Their successors shall hold office for four years. [Ord. 664 § 3, 1988]

2.30.040 Election of chairperson and vice-chairperson.

The planning commission, at its first meeting, shall elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson who shall hold office at the pleasure of the planning commission. [Ord. 664 § 4, 1988]

2.30.050 Appointment and duties of planning commission secretary.

The city shall appoint a secretary who shall not be a member of the planning commission. The secretary shall keep an accurate record of all planning commission proceedings. The planning commission shall, monthly, make and file a report of all its transactions with the common council. Decisions of the commission shall be filed with the city clerk immediately, when final. [Ord. 664 § 5, 1988]

2.30.060 Meetings and rules.

(1) A majority of the planning commission members shall constitute a quorum. The planning commission shall make and alter rules and regulations for its government and procedure consistent with laws of this state and with the City Charter and ordinances. The planning commission shall meet at least once each month, at such time and place as may be fixed by the planning commission.

(2) Special meetings may be called at any time by the chairperson or by three members by actual notice served upon each member of the commission at least 24 hours before the time specified for the proposed meeting. When time permits notice shall be written, and shall be given in such a manner as to provide actual notice. [Ord. 664 § 6, 1988]

2.30.070 Duties and powers.

(1) The planning commission shall have the powers and duties provided for by ORS 227.090, other state law, the Charter and other city ordinances.

(2) The planning commission shall function primarily as a comprehensive planning body proposing policy and legislation to the council related to the growth and development of the community. In addition to the authority provided in subsection (1) of this section, the planning commission may:

(a) Review the comprehensive plan and make recommendations to the council concerning plan amendments which it has determined are necessary based on further study of changed concepts, circumstances or conditions;

(b) Formulate and recommend legislation to implement the comprehensive plan;

(c) Review and recommend plans which relate to public facilities and services, and subarea plans which relate to specific areas of the community to implement the comprehensive plan;

(d) Assist in the formulation of the capitol improvement program;

(e) Review and make recommendations concerning any proposed annexation;

(f) Conduct hearings, prepare findings of fact and take such actions concerning specific land development proposals as required by city ordinances;

(g) Advance cooperative and harmonious relationships with other planning commissions, public and semiprivate agencies and officials, and civic and private organizations to encourage the coordination of public and private planning and development activities affecting the city and its environs;

(h) Assist the council on land use related issues when requested. [Ord. 664 § 7, 1988]