Town of Clifton Park, NY
Saratoga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Clifton Park 4-21-1986 by L.L. No. 9-1986. This local law was originally adopted and designated as L.L. No. 1-1986 and was refiled as L.L. No. 9-1986 to correct a clerical error. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 208.

§ 36-1 Purpose.

It is the purpose of this chapter to establish, pursuant to Article 3-A of the Town Law, a new Department entitled "Department of Planning" in order to provide effective and efficient administration and enforcement of laws relating to planning for zoning, fire prevention and building construction, highways, water, sewers, parks, landfilling, the environment, disaster preparedness and Master Planning in the Town of Clifton Park.

§ 36-2 Establishment.

The Department of Planning of the Town of Clifton Park is hereby established.

§ 36-3 Director of Department; Town Planner.

A. 
Department head. The head of the Department of Planning shall be known as the "Director of Planning" or, alternatively, as the "Town Planner."
B. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, Classification, was repealed 4-18-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988.
C. 
Appointment and term of office. The Director of the Department of Planning shall be appointed by the Town Board and shall hold office until the first day of January next succeeding the first biannual town election held after his/her appointment, and thereafter, shall hold office for the term of two (2) years and until his/her successor shall have qualified; provided, however, that the appointees to such office shall he removable at the pleasure of the Town Board.
[Amended 9-21-1987 by L.L. No. 9-1987]
D. 
Salary. The salary of the Director of the Department of Planning shall be determined in the same manner as is provided in the annual budget for the salaries of other town officers.
E. 
Duties and authority.
(1) 
The Director of the Department of Planning shall be the principal executive officer of the Department.
(2) 
The Director shall have the duty to oversee the enforcement, administration of and compliance with the laws relating to zoning and planning, including but not limited to Chapter 208, Zoning, as amended or as may be amended; the Town Law of the State of New York; the General Municipal Law of the State of New York; the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations; the Public Health Law of the State of New York; the Transportation Corporation Law of the State of New York; the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Act, as amended or as may be amended;[2] and all other applicable laws of the State of New York and the Town of Clifton Park as now existing, as amended or as may be amended.
[2]
Editor's Note: See Article 18 of the Executive Law.
(3) 
The Director of the Department of Planning shall be subject to the supervision and direction of the Town Board and the Town Supervisor.

§ 36-4 Personnel; appointment and removal.

A. 
The personnel of the Department of Planning other than the Department Director shall consist of such deputy planners and clerks as the Town Board may appoint or designate.
B. 
The Director of the Department of Planning and the deputies and clerks of the Department of Planning shall be appointed by the Town Board on the basis of a civil service competitive examination and shall not be removed except in accordance with the Civil Service Law of the State of New York.
[Amended 4-18-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988]