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Code of the Public Local Laws of Maryland, 1930
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2560 ARTICLE 11.

1929, ch. 443, sec. 3.

440. The Commission shall consist of five members and the same per-
sons now or hereafter authorized to act as a Zoning Commission may also
act as a Planning Commission. Said Commission shall be appointed by
the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Aldermen, for a term
of four years, but of the first appointed members two shall be appointed
for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, one for a term of
three years, and one for a term of four years. Vacancies shall be filled
for the unexpired term of any member whose term becomes vacant.

1929, ch. 443, sec. 4.

441. The Commission shall elect a chairman and create and fill such
other of its offices as it may determine. The Commission shall hold at
least one regular meeting in each month. It shall adopt rules for trans-
action of business and shall keep a record of its resolutions, transactions,
findings, and determinations, which shall be a public record.

1929, ch. 443, sec. 5.

442. It shall be the function and duty of the Commission to make and
adopt a master plan for the physical development of the municipality,
including any areas outside of its boundaries which, in the Commission's
judgment, bear relation to the planning of such municipality. Such plan,
with the accompanying maps, plats, charts, and descriptive matter shall
show the commission's recommendations for the development of said ter-
ritory, including, among other things, the general location, character, and
extent of streets, viaducts, bridges, waterways, boulevards, parkways,
playgrounds, squares, parks, aviation fields, and other public ways, grounds,
and open spaces, the general location of public buildings and other public
property, and the general location and extent of public utilities and ter-
minals, whether publicly or privately owned or operated, for water, light,
sanitation, transportation, communication, power, and other purposes;
also the removal, relocation, widening, narrowing, vacating, abandonment,,
change of use or extension of any of the foregoing ways, grounds, open
spaces, buildings, property, utilities, or terminals. The Commission may
from time to time amend, extend, or add to the plan.

1929, ch. 443, sec. 6.

443. In the preparation of such plan the Commission shall make care-
ful and comprehensive surveys and studies of present conditions and
future growth of the municipality and with due regard to its relation to
neighboring territory. The plan shall be made with the general purpose
of guiding and accomplishing a co-ordinated, adjusted, and harmonious
development of the municipality and Its environs which will, in accord-
ance with present and future needs, best promote health, safety, morals,
order, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare, as well as efficiency
and economy in the process of development; including, among other
things, adequate provision for traffic, the promotion of safety from fire


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