[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown 8-20-2001 by L.L. No. 6-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the provisions of § 44-0119 of the Environmental Conservation Law of the State of New York, the Village of Tarrytown hereby adopts the statement of policies, principles and guides detailed in the four 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 Village of Tarrytown 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 Village Board of the Village of Tarrytown 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 Village of Tarrytown. Any proposed amendment rejected by the Village Board will not be considered to be an amendment of the Greenway Plan for the Village of Tarrytown, and notice of such rejection shall promptly be provided to the Greenway Council.
It is stated policy of the Village of Tarrytown that, to the extent the Village 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 Village under state law to make local land use and zoning decisions;
To authorize any other entity to supersede the Village's land use laws and regulations or to impose any requirements on the Village; or
To prevent the Village 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.