[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rye Brook 3-22-1983 by L.L. No. 3-1983. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to promote better traffic conditions.
Editor's Note: Former Section 1, which immediately preceded this section and dealt with findings of fact, was deleted 12-15-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992.
There is hereby created a Traffic Commission, which shall consist of seven members, who shall serve without compensation.
[Amended 7-24-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001; 4-8-2008 by L.L. No. 5-2008]
All members of the Commission shall be residents of the Village.
The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees, and the Chairman thereof shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees.
The term of office of each member shall be three official years, except that the initial appointments of two members shall be for one year, two members for two years and three members for three years.
[Amended 3-23-2004 by L.L. No. 4-2004]
If a member must miss a regularly scheduled meeting, she or he shall advise the Chair in advance and shall, at the discretion of the Chair, be recorded as "excused" for the meeting missed. In the event that a member is absent for three regularly scheduled meetings in any one calendar year, or without excuse for two consecutive meetings, the Chair shall notify the Mayor, and the member shall be, unless good cause shown, deemed to have resigned by the Board of Trustees, and a replacement appointed for the balance of the term outstanding. The Board of Trustees shall have the power to remove any member for cause after a public hearing. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of any member whose place has become vacant.
The Traffic Commission may appoint an Acting Chairman in the absence of the Chairman and may appoint a Secretary.
Meetings of the Traffic Commission shall be held at the call of the Chairman. The Commission shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member on each question.
The Commission shall have the power to investigate existing traffic conditions and to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees concerning traffic regulation, traffic laws, parking laws and all other matters relating to the flow of traffic. However, whenever the Village Planning Board has under consideration a request for an amendment of the Zoning Law, rezoning of a site, site plan approval or subdivision approval, the consideration of the Traffic Commission which may affect such matter shall be suspended.