There are individual boards and commissions to examine historical architecture and development, as well as housing development and zoning. However, the examination of those specific situations leaves and opening for citizens to review and assist in development of the general, or plan from the macro-level. The City Planning Commission fills this need by working with the City Planning Department to manage and assist in the proper and orderly development of the city.
The City Planning Commission was established by Codified Ordinance. The Ordinance states that there shall be a City Planning Commission and to be eligible for appointment, a person shall be a citizen of the U.S. and, for other than the Board of Education member, a resident of the City. The CPC shall consist of nine members, one shall be a member of City Council, one shall be the City Planner and one shall be a member of the Middletown City School District Board of Education or designee of the Board of Education. The Council member and City Planner shall not be entitled to vote. The City Planner shall serve as Secretary. There will be seven voting members who serve for three year periods.
The City Planning Commission shall determine all questions relating to the planning policy of the City, shall advise on all matters involving acquisition or disposal of public real estate, shall advise in the preparing of a budget for capital improvements and shall perform such other duties and exercise all other powers granted the Commission by City Ordinance or State Statute.
In addressing the planning policy of the city, the Commission will work to oversee all new developmental projects and approve all conditional use permits for city developments.
The Planning Commission meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm in the City Council Chambers.