Town of Dover, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Dover 3-22-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Conservation Advisory Council — See Ch. 9.
Building construction — See Ch. 47.
Erosion and sediment control — See Ch. 65.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 81.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 125.
Zoning — See Ch. 145.
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 61, Environmental Quality Review, adopted 5-26-1977 by L.L. No. 2-1977.
Unless the context otherwise requires, the terms used in this chapter shall have the same meaning as those defined in Article 8 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law (SEQR) and Part 617 of Title 6 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR).
No decision to carry out or approve an action, other than a Type II action, shall be made by the Town Board, Planning Board, Zoning Board, commissioner, officer or employee of the Town until there has been full compliance with SEQR and all requirements of this chapter and Part 617 of Title 6 of NYCRR.
Actions lawfully undertaken or approved prior to the dates specified in Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law for local agencies shall be exempt from this chapter and the provisions of Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law and Part 617 of Title 6 of NYCRR consistent with existing state law unless otherwise indicated therein; provided, however, that if, after such dates, an action undertaken or approved prior to that date is modified by any state or local agency, officer or employee having jurisdiction over such action, the modification shall be an action subject to this chapter, SEQR and Part 617 of Title 6 of NYCRR.
The following SEQR documents must be posted on a publicly available Web site after the lead agency has issued a positive declaration under SEQR: any EIS, including but not limited to draft, final, and supplemental statements; comments received from any governmental agency, interested parties, or members of the public; and the responses to these comments.
Unless otherwise impracticable, the Town of Dover's official Web site ( will be the posting site for all SEQR documents. In the event the Town's Web site is not used, the applicant will be responsible for providing a publicly available Web site, acceptable to the lead agency, to serve as the site for the documents. The Web site shall make such documents available free of charge.
In addition to posting the SEQR documents on the Web site, an applicant must provide hard copies of the SEQR documents at the Town Hall and other publicly available viewing places as is required by SEQR.
When an applicant submits a SEQR document to the lead agency, a copy of such document must be submitted to the Dover Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department in portable document format (otherwise known as "pdf") on a compact disc. The document will not be deemed officially submitted until the GIS department receives a usable copy that allows for the loading of the information onto the publicly available Web site.
Every public notice and printed filing must clearly indicate the address of the Web site at which such filing is posted.
All SEQR documents shall remain on the designated Web site for one year after all necessary permits have been issued by the federal, state and local governments.
Subdivision and major projects documents. All subdivisions greater than four lots and all major projects, as defined in Article IX of the Zoning Law, shall submit one hard copy of 11 inches by 17 inches all the maps submitted as part of the application to the GIS Department. This copy is in addition to those copies already required to be submitted to the Board and its consultants. This copy may be converted by the GIS Department to a pdf and posted on the Town's Web site for information and viewing by the public.