Town of Haverstraw, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Haverstraw 5-11-1953 (Part II of the Appendix of the 1966 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 167.
Construction standards for subdivisions and site plans — See Ch. A172.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. A176.

§ 28-1 Appointment; terms; vacancies; removal of members.

[Amended 7-8-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991]
There shall be a Town Planning Board appointed by the Town Board, which Planning Board shall consist of one member to serve one year; one member, two years; one member, three years; one member, four years; and one member, five years. Their successors shall be appointed for a term of five years from and after the expiration of the term of their predecessors in office. If a vacancy shall occur other than by expiration of term, it shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. Any member may be removed by the Town Board for cause and after public hearing.

§ 28-2 Compensation.

[Amended 1-24-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994]
Such members shall receive payment for their services as members of the Planning Board as periodically established by the Town Board.

§ 28-3 Chairman.

[Amended 1-24-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994]
The Chairman of the Board shall be appointed by the Town Board.

§ 28-4 Employment of experts and staff; expenses.

The Planning Board shall have the power and authority to employ experts and a staff and to pay for their services and such other expenses as may be necessary and proper, not exceeding in all the appropriation that may be made for such Board.

§ 28-5 Procedural rules and regulations.

[Amended 7-8-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991]
The Planning Board may adopt rules and regulations in respect to procedure before it and in respect to any subject matter over which it has jurisdiction under this chapter or any other statute, after public hearing by the Planning Board and subject to the approval of the Town Board.

§ 28-6 Master Plan.

The Planning Board shall prepare and may change a comprehensive Master Plan for the development of the entire area of the Town, which Master Plan shall show existing and proposed streets, bridges and tunnels and the approaches thereto, viaducts, parks, public reservations, roadways in parks, sites for public buildings and structures, zoning districts, pierhead and bulkhead lines, waterways and routes of public utilities and such other features, existing and proposed, as will provide for the protection and improvement of the Town and its future growth and development and will afford adequate facilities for the public housing, transportation, distribution, comfort, convenience, public health, safety and general welfare of its population. The Master Plan and all modifications thereof shall be on file in the office of the Planning Board and in the offices of the Town Clerk and of the Town Highway Superintendent.

§ 28-7 Public hearings.

The Planning Board may advertise and hold public hearings when it desires, notice of which hearings shall be advertised at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town at least 10 days before each such hearing.

§ 28-8 Final report.

The authority having final jurisdiction over any matter in which said Town Planning Board also has jurisdiction in accordance with the aforementioned laws shall not proceed to such final action until the Planning Board has made its final report thereon to such authority, but if such Planning Board shall not have made its final report thereon within 30 days from the date of reference thereto, the authority having final jurisdiction may proceed to final action. This section shall not be construed to prevent the Town Board from granting, in any specific case, such longer period as it may fix within which said Board may make its final report, and if such longer period is granted, the authority having final jurisdiction shall not, in the absence of such report, proceed to final action until that longer period shall have elapsed.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former § 9, Certified copy filed; approval requirements, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 7-8-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991. For provisions concerning the approval and filing of plats, see Ch. A176, Subdivision of Land.

§ 28-9 Zoning regulations and Map.

[Amended 7-8-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991]
The Planning Board is authorized and empowered, simultaneously with approval of a plat, to confirm the zoning regulations of the land so platted as shown on the Official Zoning Maps of the Town or to make such reasonable change therein as may be necessary or proper to improve or protect the interests of the Town in its public health, safety and general welfare.

§ 28-10 Attendance requirements.

[Added 1-27-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003]
A. 
Minimum attendance requirements. Members of the Planning Board shall be required to attend 75% of all regularly scheduled meetings and special meetings that are conducted in each calendar year.
B. 
Removal for nonattendance. In the event that a member does not attend 75% of all the regularly scheduled meetings and special meetings set forth in Subsection A hereinabove, the Town Board shall have the full discretion and authority to decide whether or not to remove a member from the Planning Board. The Town Board shall consider whatever factors it believes to be relevant in making this determination, including the reasons for the absences, but the Town Board shall not be required to accept any excuse or reason for nonattendance, as it sees fit. The Town Board shall not be required to hold a public hearing prior to taking any action to remove a member.