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Moraine Charter Amendment

TEXT OF BALLOT ISSUE22 SECTION 7.1 PLANNING COMMISSION.A. Membership:The Planning Commission shall consist of five (5) electors appointed by Council to serve without compensation for terms of two (2) years. The first three (3) electors appointed shall serve for two (2) years, and the remaining two (2) for one (1) year. Thereafter, appointments shall be made for two (2) year terms. Council, by majority vote of four (4) of its members shall choose a successor to fill any vacancy of electors.B. Powers and Duties:The Planning Commission shall maintain a comprehensive development plan and the official maps of the City. The Planning Commission serves as the platting authority for the City and shall make recommendations to Council on amendments to the text of the City’s Zoning Code or to the official zoning map of the City. The Planning Commission will have such duties, rights and powers as may be granted by the laws of the State of Ohio, or by ordinances or resolutions of the City. It shall be the function and duty of the Planning Commission to act as the planning commissioners of the City, and as such it shall have control of the planning and shall provide regulations covering all of the platting of all land within the City.The Planning Commission shall adopt and recommend to the Council a comprehensive general plan for the physical development of the City, which shall include the location of public ways, property, bridges, utilities, buildings, parks, playg rounds and recreation areas. The comprehensive general plan shall show all existing school locations in the City and shall show the proposed locations of new schools as determined by the Board of Education.The Planning Commission shall prepare and recommend to the Council, ordinances creating areas, zones, and districts (wards) of permitted and excluded uses, including rules, restrictions, and limitations governing the design, heights, floor areas, size of structures, area size of lots, size of yards, courts, open spaces, use and occupancy, public and private buildings, structures, and land for trade, industry, off-street parking, residences, parks, playgrounds, and other uses or purposes as will promote the general welfare of the City and its inhabitants.Before the Planning Commission shall recommend to Council the rezoning of any lands, it shall hold a public hearing on the question. The Planning Commission shall cause to be posted in not less than three (3) of the most public places in the City as determined by Council and on the City of Moraine website, a notice for the publi c meeting. Such notice shall be posted at least ten (10) days prior to the public hearing and shall contain the time and place of the public meeting, a description of the property, a present zoning classification, and what zoning change is sought. In addition thereto, the notice shall be mailed to all property owners within a radius of two hundred feet of the property sought for rezoning, and said mailing shall be by certified mail, return receipt requested. Failure of receipt of notice shall not invalidate any proceedings.The Planning Commission shall within thirty (30) days after the hearing, forward its recommendations to the Council and the Council shall within ninety (90) days accept or reject said recommendations. The decision of the Planning Commission shall be posted in not less than three (3) of the most public places in the City as determined by Council and on the City of Moraine website within three (3) days subsequent to it s decision.The Planning Commission shall make a base map to be titled “The Official Map of the City of Moraine”. It shall have control over the platting and subdivision of the lands and improvement or development thereof.In the performance of its function, the Planning Commission may enter upon any land and make examinations and surveys, and place and maintain necessary monuments and marks thereon. (Amended 11/04/2003).C. Appeals from Planning Commission to Council: Any person, firm, corporation, or any officer, department, board, or agency of the City, or any elector of the City who has been affected by any final decision of the Planning Commission in regard to its platting and subdivision duties or its duties to approve and implement a comprehensive general plan may appeal from such final decision to the Council of the City by filing a petition with the Clerk of Council within fifteen (15) days from the date of the decision and setting forth the basis for the appeal.Council shall hold a public hearing on such appeal not later than forty-five (45) days after such appeal has been filed with its Clerk. The Council shall cause appropriate notice to be posted, in not less than three (3) of the most public places in the City as determined by the Council and on the City of Moraine website, a notice for the public hearing. Such notice shall be posted at least ten (10) days prior to the public hearing and shall contain the time and place of the public hearing as well as a description of the action being appealed. Council by an affirmative vote of four (4) of its members shall decide the matter, and their decision shall be final.Shall the proposed charter amendment, as reported by the charter commission of the City of Moraine be adopted?

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