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19-2958.Same; comprehensive plan; procedure to approve; notice; hearing; consideration by county commissioners; revision, amendment and annual review of plan, procedure. (a) The planning commission, with the approval of the board of county commissioners, may make or cause to be made a comprehensive plan for coordinated development of the county in the manner, and for the purposes, provided by this act. In the preparation of such plan, the planning commission shall make or cause to be made comprehensive surveys and studies of past and present conditions and trends relating to land use, population and building intensity, public facilities, transportation and transportation facilities, economic conditions, natural resources, and may include any other element deemed necessary to the comprehensive plan. Such proposed plan, which in addition to a written presentation, may include maps, plats, charts and other descriptive matter, shall show the commission's recommendations for the development or redevelopment of the county and may include: (1) The general location, extent and relationship of the use of land for agriculture, residence, business, industry, recreation, education, public buildings and other community facilities, major utility facilities both public and private and any other use deemed necessary; (2) population and building intensity standards and restrictions and the application of the same; (3) public facilities including transportation facilities of all types, whether publicly or privately owned, which relate to the transportation of persons or goods; (4) public improvement programming based upon a determination of relative urgency; (5) the major sources and expenditure of public revenue including long range financial plans for the financing of public facilities and capital improvements, based upon a projection of the economic and fiscal activity of the county, both public and private; (6) utilization and conservation of natural resources; and (7) any other element deemed necessary for the proper development or redevelopment of the area.

(b) The planning commission, by an affirmative vote of a majority of all its members, may approve for recommendation the comprehensive plan as a whole by a single resolution, or may by successive resolutions approve parts of the plan, such parts corresponding with the major geographical sections of the county or with functional subdivisions of the plan. Such resolution shall specifically identify any maps, plats, charts or other materials made a part of such plan. Before the approval for recommendation of any such plan or part thereof, the planning commission shall hold a public hearing thereon, notice of which shall be published once in the official county newspaper at least 20 days prior to the date fixed for hearing. Such hearing may be adjourned from time to time. Upon the approval for recommendation of any such plan or part thereof, a certified copy of the same shall be submitted to the board of county commissioners for its consideration and final approval. Upon request, copies of the proposed plan or part thereof, together with notice of the time and place when the board of county commissioners will consider adoption of the plan or part thereof, shall be provided to other interested legislative or administrative agencies for review and comment. Failure to receive such copies or other notice shall not invalidate any subsequent action taken on the plan or part thereof.

(c) The board of county commissioners shall consider such proposed comprehensive plan or part thereof as recommended by the planning commission. If the board of county commissioners approves such recommendation, it may adopt, by resolution, such proposed plan or part thereof. If the board of county commissioners disapproves, in whole or in part, the planning commission's recommendation, the board of county commissioners shall return such recommendation or part thereof to the planning commission for further consideration along with a written statement of reasons for disapproving the same or with suggested modifications. If the board of county commissioners returns the plan or part thereof as originally recommended to the planning commission for further consideration as disapproved or with suggested modifications, the planning commission shall reconsider such plan or part thereof as returned and, within 30 days of receipt thereof or such lesser or greater time period as determined by the board of county commissioners, either submit a new recommendation to the board of county commissioners or resubmit its original recommendation to the board of county commissioners. No additional public hearing shall be required unless the board of county commissioners directs that one be held. If the planning commission fails to deliver its recommendation to the board of county commissioners within such time period, the board of county commissioners shall consider such course of inaction on the part of the planning commission as a resubmission of its original recommendation. The board of county commissioners, after receipt of the new or original recommendation of the planning commission on the returned plan or part thereof, shall reconsider such matter and thereafter, by resolution, may adopt, in whole or in part, or may revise or amend and adopt such proposed plan or part thereof as the official plan of the county, or may take no further action thereon, as it deems appropriate.

(d) All reports and documents forming the comprehensive plan or parts thereof as adopted shall bear the signature, or facsimile thereof, of the chairperson of the board of county commissioners and an attested copy of the same shall be filed in such public office as may be designated by the board of county commissioners and shall be a public record. In addition, copies shall be provided to legislative and administrative agencies affected by the plan. Failure to receive such copy shall not invalidate any subsequent action taken. Such plan or part thereof shall constitute the basis or guide for public action to insure a coordinated and harmonious development or redevelopment which will best promote the health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity and general welfare, as well as a wise and efficient expenditure of public funds.

(e) After adoption of a comprehensive plan or part thereof by the board of county commissioners, the planning commission annually shall review the plan for the purpose of determining if any portion of the plan has become obsolete and shall make a report to the board of county commissioners regarding the same on or before June 1 of each year. In addition, the planning commission or the board of county commissioners, at any time after the adoption of the plan or part thereof, may review or reconsider such plan or part thereof so adopted and may propose, by resolution, any amendments, extensions or additions to the same.

(f) When an amendment, extension or addition to the plan or part thereof has been proposed, whether as a result of the annual review or by resolution of the board of county commissioners or the planning commission, such proposed amendment, extension or addition shall first be submitted to the planning commission for recommendation. A public hearing shall be held thereon and an accurate written summary made of the proceedings. Notice of such public hearing shall be published in like manner as that required for the original recommendation on the plan, shall fix the time and place for such hearing and shall contain a statement describing, in general terms, the proposed amendment, extension or addition to the plan.

(g) A quorum of the planning commission is more than 1/2 of all its members. For action on amendments, a vote either for or against an amendment by a majority of the members of the commission present constitutes a recommendation of approval or disapproval of the commission, whereas a vote either for or against an amendment by less than a majority of the members of the commission present constitutes a "failure to recommend."

(h) The board of county commissioners shall consider such amendment, extension or addition as recommended by the planning commission and, regardless of whether the recommendation is for approval or disapproval, if the board of county commissioners approves such recommendation, it may adopt such recommendation, in whole or in part, by resolution, or may take no further action thereon, as it deems appropriate. In the event the planning commission submits a "failure to recommend" to the board of county commissioners, the board of county commissioners may take such action it deems appropriate. Upon a recommendation of the planning commission which the board of county commissioners, in whole or in part, disapproves, the board of county commissioners shall return such recommendation or part thereof to the planning commission for further consideration along with a written statement of reasons for disapproving the same or with suggested modifications. If the board of county commissioners returns the proposed amendment, extension or addition or part thereof to the planning commission for further consideration as disapproved or with suggested modifications, the planning commission shall reconsider such amendment, extension or addition or part thereof as returned and, within 30 days of receipt thereof or such lesser or greater time period as determined by the board of county commissioners, either submit a new recommendation to the board of county commissioners or resubmit its original recommendation to the board of county commissioners. No additional public hearing shall be required unless the board of county commissioners directs that one be held. If the planning commission fails to deliver its recommendation to the board of county commissioners within such time period the board of county commissioners shall consider such course of inaction on the part of the planning commission as a resubmission of its original recommendation. The board of county commissioners, after receipt of the new or original recommendation of the planning commission on the returned amendment, extension or addition or part thereof, shall reconsider such matter and thereafter, by resolution, may adopt, in whole or in part, or may revise or amend and adopt such amendment, extension or addition, or may take no further action thereon, as it deems appropriate. If the board of county commissioners initiated such proposed amendment, extension or addition, the board of county commissioners need not return the same to the planning commission if it disapproves of the planning commission's recommendation but may take such action as it deems appropriate after receiving the planning commission's recommendation on the amendment, extension or addition.

History: L. 1984, ch. 96, § 3; L. 1997, ch. 72, § 1; July 1.



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