The City of Kent Planning Commission
930 Overholt Drive
Kent, OH 44240
The Kent City Charter, Section 61(b) reads as
follows with respect to the Planning Commission:
Section 61(b). Planning Commission
The Planning Commission shall consist of five (5) residents of the City
appointed by Council who shall serve without compensation. Council may
also appoint ex-officio, non-voting members by ordinance. A member of
the Planning Commission serving on January 1, 1978, may complete the
term of his or her original appointment, but in the event of the death
or resignation of such member, Council shall fill the vacancy for the
unexpired portion of the terms of that member. Subsequent appointments
shall be for a term of five (5) years and the expiration of the terms
shall be on a one-year staggered interval basis. No one shall be
appointed for more than two (2) full terms consecutively.
The Planning Commission will have all the rights and powers granted to it by
the laws of Ohio or ordinances of the City or this Charter.
The Planning Commission shall adopt such rules and requirements for plats
and the laying out of allotments as is deemed necessary and advisable,
subject to Council approval. Such rules and requirements shall be placed
on file in printed or typewritten form in the office of the Director of
The Planning Commission may control, appoint, or employ such architects,
engineers or other professional service and may appoint such clerks,
draftsmen or other subordinates as are necessary for the performance of
its function. The expenditures for such service and employments shall be
within the amounts appropriated for such persons by the legislative
authority of the municipal corporation and such legislative authority
shall provide for the expenses and accommodations necessary for the work
of the Commission. (Amended 11-5-85.)
The City of Kent Planning Commission meets on the first and third Tuesday of each
month. All members, appointed by Council, serve as volunteers.
Click here for Planning Commission minutes and agenda.