Town of Pleasant Valley, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pleasant Valley 10-13-2004 by L.L. No. 3-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 82.
Zoning — See Ch. 98.

§ 11-1 Adoption of Greenway Connections.

Pursuant to the provisions of § 44-0119 of the Environmental Conservation Law of the State of New York, the Town of Pleasant Valley hereby adopts the statement of land use policies, principles and guides, entitled "Greenway Connections: Greenway Compact Program and Guides for Dutchess County Communities," as adopted on March 8, 2000, (hereinafter referred to as "Greenway Connections") by which action the Town of Pleasant Valley becomes a participating community in the Greenway Compact.

§ 11-2 Amendments.

Proposals to amend Greenway Connections may from time to time be made by the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council (hereinafter referred to as "Greenway Council") in response to any requests from participating communities. Within 90 days of receipt of any such proposal from Greenway Council, the Town Board of the Town of Pleasant Valley shall determine by resolution whether to accept or to reject such proposed amendment. Any proposed amendment so accepted shall be considered an amendment of Greenway Connections as adopted by the Town of Pleasant Valley. Any proposed amendment not accepted by the Town Board will not be considered to be an amendment of Greenway Connections for the Town of Pleasant Valley.
A. 
Any notice to the Town of Pleasant Valley will be in writing, specifying the amendments approved to "Greenway Connections: Greenway Compact Program and Guides for Dutchess County Communities" as adopted on March 8, 2000, the date of their approval, and shall be sent to the Town Clerk of the Town of Pleasant Valley by certified mail, return receipt requested, and by regular first-class mail to the Chairperson of the Town of Pleasant Valley Planning Board.
B. 
Any action by the Town Board of the Town of Pleasant Valley hereunder of any amendment approved by the Greenway Council to the "Greenway Connections: Greenway Compact Program and Guides for Dutchess County Communities,” as adopted on March 8, 2000, shall by resolution of the Town Board by a simple majority vote of the Pleasant Valley Town Board. No new local law nor any amendment to this chapter shall be required to implement the action of the Pleasant Valley Town Board.

§ 11-3 Effect on Town laws.

It is the stated policy of the Town of Pleasant Valley that, to the extent the Town amends its current, or enacts new, land use laws and regulations, such new or amended laws and regulations, where appropriate and in harmony with the Town Comprehensive Plan, should be designed to be consistent with Greenway Connections.

§ 11-4 Home rule authority.

Nothing in this chapter adopting Greenway Connections, or in becoming a participating community in the Greenway Compact, is intended or shall be construed to limit the home rule authority of the Town under state law to make local land use and zoning decisions; to authorize any other entity to supersede the Town's land use laws and regulations or to impose any requirements on the Town; or to prevent the Town in its sole discretion from adopting a local law at a later date for the purpose of withdrawing from Greenway Compact or Greenway Connections.