[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Cortlandt 4-15-2003 by L.L. No. 5-2003. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the § 44-0119 of the Environmental Conservation Law of the State of New York, the Town of Cortlandt hereby adopts the statement of policies, principles and guides detailed in the five compendiums titled, Tourism and Economic Development Plan (April 1997), Hudson River Waterfront Present and Future (June 1998), Building Livable Downtowns (June 1999) and Growing Smarter Together (September 2000), and Patterns for Westchester: The Land and the People, which together comprise the Westchester County Greenway Compact Plan (hereinafter referred to as "Compact Plan"), by which the Town of Cortlandt becomes a participating community in the Greenway Compact.
Proposals to amend the Compact Plan may from time to time be made by the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council (hereinafter referred to as "Greenway Council") in response to requests from participating communities. Within 90 days of receipt of any such proposal from the Greenway Council, the Town Board of the Town of Cortlandt shall determine by resolution whether to accept or to reject such proposed amendment. Any proposed amendment so accepted shall be considered an amendment of the Compact Plan as adopted by the Town of Cortlandt. Any proposed amendment rejected by the Town Board will not be considered to be an amendment of the Greenway Plan for the Town of Cortlandt, and notice of such rejection shall promptly be provided to the Greenway Council.
It is stated policy of the Town of Cortlandt 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, should be designed to be consistent with the Compact Plan.
Nothing in this chapter adopting the Compact Plan, or in becoming a participating community in the Compact Plan, 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;
Authorize any other entity to supersede the Town's land use laws and regulations or to impose any requirements on the Town; or
Prevent the Town in its sole discretion from adopting a local law at a later date for the purpose of withdrawing from the Greenway Compact or Westchester County Greenway Compact Plan.