Village of Pittsford, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Pittsford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Officers and employees — See Ch. 28.
[Adopted 4-13-2004 by L.L. No. 5-2004]

§ 9-1 Purpose.

[Amended 11-14-2006 by L.L. No. 7-2006]
For various reasons, including illnesses, vacations, and conflicts of interest, it is sometimes not possible for every member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Planning Board and the Architectural and Preservation Review Board to act at every meeting. Such inability to act at every meeting may delay or impede such Boards in meeting their responsibilities. The purpose of this article is to authorize the appointment and service of alternate members of the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Planning Board, and the Architectural and Preservation Review Board of the Village of Pittsford.

§ 9-2 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALTERNATE MEMBER
An individual appointed, as provided herein, to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Planning Board or the Architectural and Preservation Review Board when required to replace any member of such Boards who is unable to act at any meeting for any reason.
[Amended 11-14-2006 by L.L. No. 7-2006]
ARCHITECTURAL AND PRESERVATION REVIEW BOARD
The Architectural and Preservation Review Board of the Village of Pittsford, as established by § 210-59 of the Code of the Village of Pittsford.
PLANNING BOARD
The Planning Board of the Village of Pittsford, as established by § 210-115 of the Code of the Village of Pittsford.
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Pittsford, as established by § 210-114 of the Code of the Village of Pittsford.

§ 9-3 Appointment; terms; powers; procedure; applicability of state and local laws.

A. 
Alternate members shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the concurrence of the Board of Trustees. The number of alternate members shall be established by the Board of Trustees.
B. 
Alternate members shall be appointed for a term of five years.
C. 
In the case of an absence of a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Planning Board, or the Architectural and Preservation Review Board, or a recusal of a member on a particular item, an alternate member, if present, shall serve, regardless of whether such alternate member is needed for a quorum. When so designated, the alternate member shall possess all the powers and responsibilities of a member of such board. If the Village Board of Trustees designates multiple alternates to any board, it will designate a First Alternate, Second Alternate, etc., and such alternates shall serve in that order.
[Amended 11-14-2006 by L.L. No. 7-2006; 6-9-2015 by L.L. No. 9-2015]
D. 
All provisions of state and local law relating to eligibility, compensation, residency, vacancy, attendance, removal, compatibility of office, and service on other Boards shall apply to alternate members.

§ 9-4 Supersession of Village Law.

This article is hereby adopted pursuant to the provisions of § 10 of the New York State Municipal Home Rule Law and § 10 of the New York Statute of Local Governments. It is the intent of the Village Board of Trustees, pursuant to § 10 of the New York State Municipal Home Rule Law, to supersede the provisions of:
A. 
Section 7-712 of the Village Law relating to the appointment of members to Village Zoning Boards of Appeal.
B. 
Section 7-718 of the Village Law relating to the appointment of members to Village Planning Boards.

§ 9-5 Severability.

If any provisions of this article are held to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions of the article shall remain in effect.

§ 9-6 When effective.

This article shall take effect upon filing with the Secretary of State.