Town of Aurora, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of Town of Aurora as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Conservation Advisory Council — See Ch. 5.
Building permits — See Ch. 44.
Farming — See Ch. 62.
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 65.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 68.
Site plan review — See Ch. 95.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 96.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 99.
Zoning — See Ch. 116.
[Adopted 8-13-2001 by L.L. No. 1-2001]
This article shall apply to the appointment, terms, functions and powers of alternate members appointed to serve on the Planning Board in the Town of Aurora.
It is sometimes difficult to maintain a quorum on the Planning Board because members are ill, on extended vacation or find they have a conflict-of-interest situation on a specific matter before such Board. In such instances, official business cannot be conducted, which may delay or impede adherence to required time lines. The use of alternate members in such instances is hereby authorized pursuant to the provisions of this article.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALTERNATE MEMBER
An individual appointed by the Town Board when a regular member is unable to participate on an application or matter before the respective Board, as provided herein.
MEMBER
An individual appointed by the Town Board to serve on the Planning Board pursuant to the provisions of the law or ordinance which first established such Planning Board.
PLANNING BOARD
The Planning Board of the Town of Aurora, as established by the Town Board pursuant to the provisions of § 271 of the Town Law.
A. 
The Town Board of Town of Aurora hereby enacts this article to provide a process for appointing alternate members to the Planning Board. These individuals would serve when members are absent or unable to participate on an application or matter before the respective Board.
B. 
Alternate members of the Planning Board shall be appointed by the Town Board or other duly authorized appointing authority for a term of one year, with the terms to expire on December 31 of the year after the date of their appointment.
C. 
The Chairperson of the Planning Board may designate an alternate to substitute for a member when such member is unable to participate on an application or matter before the Board. When so designated, the alternate member shall possess all the powers and responsibilities of such member of the Board. Such designation shall be entered into the minutes of the initial Planning Board meeting at which the substitution is made.
D. 
All provisions of the state law relating to Planning Board members' eligibility, vacancy in office, removal, compatibility of office and service on other boards, as well as any provisions of a local law/local ordinance relating to training, continuing education, compensation and attendance, shall also apply to alternate members.
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 State Statute of Local Governments. It is the intent of the Town Board, pursuant to § 10 of the New York State Municipal Home Rule Law, to supersede the provisions of § 271 of the Town Law relating to the appointment of members to the Planning Board.