Planning and Zoning Commission
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On November 11, 2019, the Shoreacres City Council passed Resolution 2019-358 restructuring the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Sec. 50-31. – Created; membership.
There is created a planning and zoning commission. There shall be five members and up to 3 alternates.
Sec. 50-32. – Terms of office.
The members and alternates of the planning and zoning commission shall be appointed to serve for two-year terms.
Positions 1, 2, and 3 shall be for a period to end July 31, 2021. Positions 4 and 5 shall end July 31, 2020. Subsequent appointments shall be for two-year terms with positions 1, 2, and 3 ending July 31 of odd-numbered years and positions 4 and 5 ending July 31 of even-numbered years. Terms for alternates shall coincide with Positions 1, 2, and 3.
Sec. 50-33. – Appointment of members to the planning and zoning commission.
The mayor shall have the authority to nominate members and alternates of the planning and zoning commission upon expiration of the above terms and to fill unexpired terms of any member who resigns or who no longer meets the qualifications of office. The city council shall ratify those nominations. Such nomination and ratifications shall be made during a regular council meeting. Whenever any member of said commission shall move from Shoreacres, his/her membership on said commission shall terminate automatically, without prejudice. Members and alternates of the commission may be removed by the city council after a public hearing and for cause documented in writing. The members shall serve with no compensation.
Sec. 50-34. – Election of officers and procedures.
The planning and zoning commission shall, at the call of the mayor, meet within 30 days to elect a chairman, vice-chairman, and secretary and to establish rules of procedure.
Sec. 50-35. – Duties of planning and zoning commission.
The duties of the planning and zoning commission shall include:
- Formulate and recommend to the city council for adoption a city plan for the orderly growth and development of the city and its environs, and from time to time recommend changes in the plan which will facilitate the movement of people and goods and the health, recreation, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the city;
- Formulate a zoning plan to carry out the goals of the city plan; hold public hearings and make recommendations to the city council relating to the creation, amendment and implementation of zoning regulations and districts;
- Exercise all the powers of the commission by recommending boundaries for zoning districts and appropriate regulations for each district, make preliminary reports and hold public hearings on those reports before submitting final reports to the governing body for the approval of plans, plats, or replats, as set out in [section] 211.007, Texas Local Government Code;
- Study and make recommendations as to location, extension, and planning of public rights-of-way and other public places, and on the vacating or closing of same;
- Study and make recommendations as to the general design and location of public buildings, bridges, viaducts, street fixtures, and other structures;
- Initiate in the name of the city for consideration at public hearings all proposals for: (a) the opening or closing of public right-of-way or other public places; (b) the original zoning of annexed areas and (c) the change of zoning district boundaries on an area-wide basis;
- Perform other duties as allowed by state law.
Sec. 50-39. – Meetings and minutes.
The planning and zoning commission shall hold meetings as needed to address current issues. Minutes of those proceedings shall be taken, approved, and preserved by the commission. Notice of the time and place of said meetings shall be posted by the office of the city secretary. Any interested person may attend such meetings.
Sec. 50-40. – Qualifications.
The appointed members must be resident citizens, living within the city limits, and qualified voters of the city for at least the previous six-month period before being appointed to the commission.
Sec. 50-41. – Election of officers and procedures.
The planning and zoning commission shall each elect a chairman and vice-chairman from its membership.
Sec. 50-42. – Quorum required.
A quorum shall consist of three members and/or alternates of the commission. No votes shall be taken without a quorum of the commission present.