CHAPTER XVI. ZONING AND PLANNINGCHAPTER XVI. ZONING AND PLANNING\ARTICLE 3. FLINT HILLS REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION

There is hereby created the Flint Hills Regional Planning Commission in Marion, Morris, Lyon and Chase Counties.

(Ord. 600, Sec. 1)

Any incorporated city within Marion, Morris, Lyon and Chase counties and Marion County, Morris County, Lyon County and Chase County are eligible for membership in the Flint Hills Regional Planning Commission upon passage of an appropriate ordinance or resolution and acceptance by the commission. Each city shall be represented by its mayor or his or her designee from the governing body. Each county shall be represented by the chairperson of the board of county commissioners or his or her designee from the commission. Each member city shall have one representative to the commission. Each county shall additionally be represented by one citizen from within the county appointed by a majority vote of each board of county commissioners. All mayors and chairpersons of boards of county commissioners shall serve for their term of office. If another member of the city or county governing body is designated, he or she shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor or chairperson. Citizens appointed shall serve a term of three years, except that one of the members first appointed shall serve a one year term and further that one of the members first appointed shall serve a two year term. Such members shall continue to hold office until their successors are duly appointed and qualified.

(Ord. 600, Sec. 2)

All members of the commission shall serve without compensation.

(Ord. 600, Sec. 3)

Meetings shall be held at least one per month, on a date determined by the commission. Special meetings may be called by the chairperson, or the vice chairperson in the absence of the chairperson, or as otherwise provided, upon at least 24 hours notice. All meetings of the commission shall be open to the public.

(Ord. 600, Sec. 4)

The Flint Hills Regional Planning Commission shall have all the functions, duties and powers as provided in K.S.A. Sections 12-716 through 12-721, inclusive, as amended. The general purpose of the Flint Hills Regional Planning Commission shall be to make those studies and plans for the development of the region that will guide the unified development of the region, eliminate planning duplication and promote economy and efficiency in the coordinated development of the region and the general welfare and prosperity of its people. These plans may include, but shall not be limited to recommendations for refuse disposal systems, airports, parks and recreational areas, public institutions, prevention of blighted conditions, regulatory codes and general capital improvement programs.

(Ord. 600, Sec. 5)

The commission shall adopt bylaws including rules for the transaction of commission business, which shall include but not be limited to:

(a)   Membership;

(b)   Officers;

(c)   Meetings and Voting;

(d)   Organization of the Commission;

(e)   Staff;

(f)   Annual Budget and Sharing of Costs.

(Ord. 600, Sec. 6)

If this article, or any part thereof, shall be held or determined to be unconstitutional, illegal, ultra vires, or void, the same shall not be held or construed to change or annul any provision hereof which may be legal, or lawful; and in the event this article or any part thereof, shall be held unconstitutional, illegal, ultra vires, or void, the same shall not affect any action heretofore taken by the Flint Hills Regional Planning Commission as heretofore established and constituted.

(Ord. 600, Sec. 7)

The provisions of the Joint Planning Agreement-Marion, Morris, Chase and Lyon counties are hereby adopted by reference and the mayor and city clerk are authorized and directed to sign and execute the agreement on behalf of the City of Hillsboro.

(Ord. 600, Sec. 8)