Meeting Location & Time:
Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, 224 E, Jefferson Street
The Plan Commission shall consist of the Mayor, who shall be its presiding officer, the City Engineer, an Alderperson, four citizens, and a member of the Town of Burlington Plan Commission. Citizen members shall be persons of recognized experience and qualifications and shall receive no compensation. One citizen member shall be appointed annually by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Council, for a term of three years. The aldermanic member shall be appointed annually by the Council at its organization meeting. In case the City has no Engineer, or if the Engineer’s duties are performed by an engineering firm, an additional aldermanic member shall be appointed by the Council so the Commission has at all times seven voting members. The Town of Burlington Plan Commission member shall be designated by the Town of Burlington and appointed by the Mayor, shall act in an advisory capacity, and shall not have voting privileges and therefore shall not count toward a quorum.
The Plan Commission is authorized to create and manage a master plan for the physical development of the City, including the character and extent of streets, walks, parks, parking, airports, sites for public buildings, waterways, removal of blight and a comprehensive zoning scheme. The purpose of the plan is to guide coordinated and harmonious City development. It must address present, as well as future needs and promote such things as health, safety, convenience, prosperity, efficiency and economy. The Commission also hears and decides requests for conditional uses.