ARTICLE 1. NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
Any incorporated city or county government within Cloud, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Ottawa, Mitchell, Republic and Saline, counties are eligible for membership in the North Central Regional Planning Commission upon passage of an appropriate ordinance or resolution and acceptance by the commission. Each city shall be represented by its mayor or his or her designee from the governing body or official responsible to the governing body. Each county shall be represented by the chairperson of the board of county commissioners or his or her designee from the commission. Each county shall additionally be represented by one citizen from within the county appointed by a majority vote of each board of county commissioners. Citizens appointed shall serve a term of three years, except that three of the members first appointed shall serve a two year term and two of the members first appointed shall serve a one year term, such terms shall be decided by lot. Such members shall continue to hold office until their successors are duly appointed and qualified.
(Ord. 416, Sec. 2)
All members of the commission shall serve without compensation.
(Ord. 416, Sec. 3)
Meetings shall be held at least once every three months on a date determined by the commission. Special meetings may be called by the chairperson, or the vice chairperson in the absence of the chairperson, or as otherwise provided, upon at least 24 hour notice. All meetings of the commission shall be open to the public.
(Ord. 416, Sec. 4)
The North Central Regional Planning Commission shall have all the functions, duties and powers as provided in K.S.A. 12-716 to 12-721 inclusive, as amended. The general purpose of the North Central Regional Planning Commission shall be to make those studies and plans for the development of the region that will guide the unified development of the region, eliminate planning duplication and promote economy and efficiency in the coordinated development of the regional and the general welfare and prosperity of its people. These plans may include, but shall not be limited to recommendations for sanitary sewage and solid waste disposal systems, airports, parks and recreational areas, public institutions, prevention of blighted conditions, regulatory codes and general capital improvement programs.
(Ord. 416, Sec. 5)
The commission shall adopt bylaws, including rules for the transaction of the commission business, which, shall include but not be limited to:
(c) Meetings and voting;
(d) Organization of the commission;
(e) Staff and budget;
(f) Sharing of costs.
(Ord. 416, Sec. 6)