CHAPTER XVI. ZONING AND PLANNINGCHAPTER XVI. ZONING AND PLANNING\ARTICLE 1. CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

The Hillsboro Planning Commission shall be composed of nine members of which two members shall reside outside of, but within three miles of the corporate limits of the city, however, the remaining members shall be residents residing within the corporate limits of the city. All members of this commission shall be appointed by the mayor, by and with the consent of the governing body of the city, and the members so appointed shall serve respectively for terms of one year, two years, and three years, divided equally among the membership of the commission and their appointment shall be for such time as designated by the mayor in his appointment. After the initial members of the Hillsboro Planning Commission have been appointed, such additional appointments and terms shall be for three years each. Vacancies on the commission shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term only.

(K.S.A. 12-702; Ord. 705, Sec. 1)

The powers and the duties of the planning commission shall be to make plans and maps of the whole or any portion of the city and any land outside the city which in the opinion of the commission bears relation to the planning of the city, and to make such changes in such plans and maps as it deems advisable from time to time. Such plans and maps shall show the planning commission’s recommendations for new streets, alleys, ways, bridges, parks, playgrounds or any other public improvements; and the removal, relocation widening or extension of such public works when existing with a view to the systematic planning of the City of Hillsboro. The commission shall make recommendations to the governing body of the city, concerning the location of streets, transportation and communication facilities, public buildings and grounds. Upon recommendation, the governing body shall approve or disapprove any or all plans for development recommended.

(K.S.A. 12-704; Ord. 565, Sec. 3)

All plans, plats or replats of lands laid out in building lots within the corporate limits of the city or within a three mile radius thereof, where the same be situated within Marion County, Kansas, shall be submitted to the planning commission for its approval and recommendation prior to action being taken thereupon by the governing body of the city. No such plans, plats or replats shall be filed with the register of deeds, until the governing body has received the recommendation of the planning commission and action has been taken thereupon.

(Ord. 565, Sec. 4)

The Hillsboro Planning Commission shall adopt rules and regulations governing the subdivision of lands within its jurisdiction as set forth above providing the same be reasonable and proper for the best interest of the city. Such rules and regulations shall become effective and be in full force and effect upon approval thereof by the governing body.

(Ord. 565, Sec. 5)

The Hillsboro Planning Commission shall adopt and recommend rules and regulations governing, providing and restricting, building materials used in the building of improvements within the city and shall provide the governing body of the city with the recommendations as to necessary and proper building codes, plumbing code, and electrical code as in its opinion deems advisable for the best interests and use within the city.

(Ord. 565, Sec. 6)

All necessary expense incurred by the Hillsboro Planning Commission shall be disbursed from the budgetary account set up and appropriated by the governing body in the regular annual budget as approved by the governing body of the city. It shall be the duty of the chairman of the Hillsboro Planning Commission to submit annually, prior to July 1, a budget, approved by the Hillsboro Planning Commission, as to its necessary needs and expenditures for the forthcoming year, in order that the same may be included in the annual budget for the city.

(K.S.A. 12-706; Ord. 565, Sec. 7)