Planning Commission

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Planning Commission


MEMBERS

Mayor Jerry N. Hruby
Michael T. Harwood, Council Representative

CHAIRMAN
Robert T. Hotaling

VICE-CHAIRMAN
Dominic Sciria

SECRETARY
Kirk E. Roman

CITIZEN MEMBERS
Eric Lahrmer
Ronald Payto


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Procedures for Attendance at Planning Commission Meetings

The following information is required:
  • Submit 12 complete and folded packets.
  • Completed Planning Commission Action Request or Sign Permit Application.
  • Planning Commission and Professional Review Fees are required at the time of submittal.
    • Please make checks payable to the City of Brecksville.
    • $25.00 base fee for the application plus additional fees as listed on the back of application.
    • $25.00 review fee is required for each sign.
    • $2000.00 Professional Review Fee for commercial projects.
    • $500.00 Professional Review Fee for residential projects.
Proposals and plans are reviewed on a first come first serve basis. The applicant will be notified of the Planning Commission meeting date by the mailing, faxing, or e-mailing of the agenda.
Items will be placed on a meeting agenda if:
  • Plans are submitted by the deadline date.
  • Plans are complete.
  • Plans have been reviewed by the Planning & Zoning Coordinator.
  • The Planning Commission Agenda can accommodate the item.
 


Section 8. Planning Commission

A. Membership. The Planning Commission shall consist of the Mayor, one member of Council to be appointed by the Council for a two year term, and in addition five (5) electors of the municipality not holding other municipal office or appointment who shall be appointed by the Council. The members of the Planning Commission shall receive no compensation. The term of the present members of the Planning Commission shall terminate December 31, 1957. The five (5) electors appointed to the Commission by Council as provided under authority of this Charter shall be appointed for a term of five (5) years, except that of the five (5) appointed for the term beginning January 1, 1958, one shall be appointed for a term of one (1) year, one for a term of two (2) years, one for a term of three (3) years, one for a term of four (4) years and one for a full term of five (5) years. Any member of the Planning Commission appointed by Council may be removed for any cause by a vote of five (5) members of Council. A vacancy occurring during the term of any member of the Planning Commission shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner authorized for an original appointment.

B. Powers and Duties. Subject to approval by the Council, the Planning Commission shall:

  • (a) Make, amend, extend or add to the Master Plan for the physical development of the municipality;
  • (b) Exercise contrul over platting or subdividing land within the Municipality;
  • (c) Draft an official map of the Municipality, showing the present and planned streets and use of public land, and adopt changes in such map;
  • (d) Propose zoning regulations, subdivision regulations and a zoning map, and make recommendations as to amendments to zoning regulations, subdivision regulations, and zoning code;
  • (e) Promote public interest and understanding of the Master Plan, zoning regulations, subdivision regulations and general physical improvement and development of the Municipality;
  • (f) Hold public meetings and public hearings on matters presented for its consideration as may be provided by ordinance of Council, and keep a public record of its proceedings, findings and determinations, and report in writing its findings and determinations to Council;
  • (g) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as are now or may hereafter be provided by ordinance of Council. (Amended 11-5-63)

C. Mandatory Referral. No public building, street, boulevard, parkway, park, public land, playgrounds, dock, aviation field, utility, bridge, tunnel, or part thereof, shall be constructed or authorized to be constructed in the Municipality, or purchased or sold, nor shall any street, avenue, parkway, boulevard or alley be opened for any purpose whatsoever, nor shall any street, avenue, parkway, boulevard or alley be widened, narrowed, located, relocated, vacated or its use changed, nor any ordinance referring to zoning or other regulations controlling the use or development of lands, be passed or become effective or binding upon the Municipality unless and until a public hearing shall have been held thereon by the Planning Commission and Council shall have received a report and recommendation of the Planning Commission with respect thereto, which recommendation and report may be made by the Planning Commission to the Council on its own initiative, or in the event such matter is referred to it by Council, the Planning Commission shall make its recommendation and report with respect thereto within sixty (60) days after such matter is referred to the Planning Commission, unless a longer period is allowed by Council. If the Planning Commission shall fail to act within the time allotted with respect to any matter referred to it by the Council, the Council may act thereon as if it had received a recommendation of approval in such matters

Upon receiving a recommendation or report of the Planning Commission the Council shall approve or disapprove the recommendation or report within sixty (60) days after the receipt thereof. In the event that implementation of the action of Council thereon requires adoption of legislation, such legislation shall be put on first reading within sixty (60) days after Council's approval or disapproval, and final legislative action shall be taken within sixty (60) days from such first reading.

The Planning Commission shall give such notice of public hearings as is now or may hereafter be provided for by ordinance of Council. Disapproval of any recommendation or report made pursuant to formal action of the. Planning Commission shall require a concurrence of not less than five (5) members of Council. (Amended 11-5-63)

Procedures for Attendance at Planning Commission Meetings

The following information is required:

  • Submit 12 complete and folded packets.
  • Completed Planning Commission Action Request or Sign Permit Application.
  • Planning Commission and Professional Review Fees are required at the time of submittal.
    • Please make checks payable to the City of Brecksville.
    • $25.00 base fee for the application plus additional fees as listed on the back of application.
    • $25.00 review fee is required for each sign.
    • $2000.00 Professional Review Fee for commercial projects.
    • $500.00 Professional Review Fee for residential projects.

Proposals and plans are reviewed on a first come first serve basis. The applicant will be notified of the Planning Commission meeting date by the mailing, faxing, or e-mailing of the agenda.

Items will be placed on a meeting agenda if:
  • Plans are submitted by the deadline date.
  • Plans are complete.
  • Plans have been reviewed by the Planning & Zoning Coordinator.
  • The Planning Commission Agenda can accommodate the item.

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