Zoning & Subdivision
Membership on the
Zoning and Subdivision Review Committee shall be by appointment of
the Chairman of the Mercer County Regional Planning Commission. At no time shall
membership exceed thirteen (13) members. Committee members must attend a
majority of the meetings held throughout the year in order to maintain
action shall require that a majority of the total committee members be present
to vote. This majority or "quorum" shall consist of 7 of the 13
members. However, in the event that there is not a quorum, this does not
preclude the members present from discussing and debating the matter at hand.
There shall be a
regularly-scheduled meeting time, date and place designated every January for
the forthcoming year. When deemed necessary, the Chairman may call special
meetings. All meetings shall be open to the public.
The Officers of
the Zoning and Subdivision Review Committee shall be a Chairman and
Vice-Chairman. These Officers shall be elected by the Chairman at the February
meeting and officially take office at the February meeting.
The duties of these officers shall be as follows:
Preside at all meetings.
Have an agenda for the meeting before him and proceed in
a businesslike manner.
the meeting to order and declare whether a quorum is present
Attempt to develop a working knowledge of Parliamentary Law
and a thorough understanding of the Committee procedures.
When a motion is on the floor, the Chairman shall have the
prerogative to vote on the motion, the same as any other Committee
Preside in the absence of the Chairman and assume all duties
of that office.
Should the Chairman resign from the Committee,
the Vice-Chairman shall assume the office of Chairman until a Chairman
It shall take a majority of the Committee members present to pass a motion.
Abstentions in voting shall be deemed to be neither voting in favor of the
against the motion.
Any member who has a conflict of interest shall not vote on the motion.
member shall declare his conflict of interest on the particular subject.
pertaining to specific zoning and/or subdivision matters
to be reviewed by
and acted upon by the Committee will be initially
presented to the
Committee by a member(s) of the Commission Staff.
The facts will be
presented orally, but when necessary, because of unusual
inordinately great detail, a written summary of the case
facts shall be
distributed among the Committee members.
during its discussions, may involve the Staff by any
asking any questions necessary for arriving at an
disposition of the case under review.
County Regional Planning Commission
2491 Highland Road, Hermitage, PA 16148
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