Town of Greenburgh, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Subdivision regulations — See Ch. 250.
Zoning — See Ch. 285.
[Adopted 3-12-2008 by L.L. No. 1-2008]

§ 605-1 Title.

This article is entitled "Alternate Members, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals."

§ 605-2 Legislative intent.

The Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals are composed of seven members each that review, hear and decide cases. This number is reduced to six when a member resigns from a Board, leaving a vacancy that may not be filled for many months. Illnesses, scheduled vacations, absences and the possibility of a member's recusal on an application further reduce the number of members and could affect the quorum of four members needed to conduct official business. It is the legislative intent of the Town Board to provide for the appointment of an alternate member to the Planning Board and another alternate member to the Zoning Board of Appeals as a reasonable response to such concerns.

§ 605-3 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALTERNATE MEMBER
An individual appointed by the Town Board to serve on the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals in conformity with provisions of §§ 271 and 267,[1] respectively, as codified and modified by local law, to participate in all meetings of the board, with voting privileges only when so designated by the Chairperson when a member is unable to attend a board meeting or is recused on a specific application, or when a member has resigned.
MEMBER
An individual appointed by the Town Board to the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals pursuant to Town Law to serve a seven-year term or, when filling a vacancy, the remainder of a seven-year term.
PLANNING BOARD
The Planning Board of the Town of Greenburgh as established by the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh, by local law or ordinance, pursuant to the provisions of § 271 of the Town Law.
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Greenburgh as established by the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh, by local law or ordinance, pursuant to the provisions of § 267 of the Town Law.
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Editor's Note: See Town Law §§ 271 and 267.

§ 605-4 Appointment; term; voting privileges.

A. 
The Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh hereby enacts this article to provide a process for appointing one alternate member to the Planning Board and one alternate member to the Zoning Board of Appeals. These individuals shall serve as voting members of the board to which they are appointed, when so designated by the Chairperson, when a member is absent or unable to participate on an application or matter before the board, or when a vacancy exists on the board.
B. 
An alternate member of the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the Town Board for a term of one year, renewable annually.
C. 
Alternate members shall be allowed to fully participate in all meetings of the board, as members do, but cannot vote until designated to do so by the Chairperson.
D. 
The Chairpersons of the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals may designate an alternate member to substitute for a member when such member is absent or unable to participate on an application or matter before the board. The Chairperson may also designate the alternate member when a vacancy exists on the board. When so designated, the alternate member shall have the same voting privileges as members of the board. Such designation of voting privileges shall be entered into the minutes of the initial Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals meeting at which the substitution is made.
E. 
All provisions of state law relating to Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals member eligibility, vacancy in office, removal, compatibility of office and service on other boards, as well as any provisions of a local law or ordinance relating to training, continuing education, compensation and attendance, shall also apply to alternate members.