Village of Muttontown, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Muttontown 5-13-1974 by L.L. No. 2-1974, 9-12-1977 by L.L. No. 3-1977 and 6-14-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993; amended in its entirety 9-11-2000 by L.L. No. 3-2000. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 6-12-2007 by L.L. No. 3-2007]
Section 7-718 of the Village Law is hereby amended, pursuant to Municipal Home Rule Law § 10, in its application to the Village of Muttontown as follows:
A. 
A Planning Board member may be substituted by the first alternate member when the first alternate's presence is necessary to constitute a quorum of the Board, on account of the absence or inability of a regular Board member to serve or function; a Planning Board member may be substituted by the second alternate member when the second alternate's presence is necessary to constitute a quorum of the Board, on account of the absence or inability of two regular Board members to serve or function, or on account of the absence or inability of one regular Board member and the first alternate member to service or function.
B. 
One person who is a member of the Village Board of Trustees shall be eligible for membership on such Planning Board.
C. 
The Mayor shall appoint a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Planning Board for terms of one year, respectively.
Section 7-730 of the Village Law is hereby amended, pursuant to Municipal Home Rule Law § 10, in its application to the Village of Muttontown as follows:
"Playgrounds or other recreational purposes" shall include conservation areas (for the protection of flora, fauna, trees and wildlife) and open space easements to the village, subject to the provisions of § 247 of the General Municipal Law, for any space or area on the plat characterized by natural scenic beauty or whose existing openness, natural condition or present state, if retained, would enhance the present or potential value of neighboring properties or enhance the conservation of natural or scenic resources and habitat.
[Added 3-12-2001 by L.L. No. 1-2001[1]; 6-12-2007 by L.L. No. 3-2007]
A. 
The membership of the Planning Board is increased from five members to seven members appointed by the Board of Trustees; and from one alternate member to two alternate members appointed by the Board of Trustees, one of whom shall be designated as the first alternate member, and the other of whom shall be designated as the second alternate member.
B. 
The term of membership on the Planning Board is decreased from seven years to five years; alternate members shall serve for individual terms of one year.
C. 
Incumbent Planning Board members serving at the time of enactment of this decrease in the term of membership on the Planning Board shall serve out the balance of their original seven-year terms. Thereafter, the members shall be appointed for terms of five years.
D. 
Each member of the Planning Board shall attend, at a minimum, a majority of the Board meetings occurring during each year of the respective member's appointed term, and, at a minimum, one of every four consecutive meetings occurring during the respective member's appointed term.
E. 
Each member of the Planning Board shall complete, at a minimum, four hours of training each year to enable such members to more effectively carry out their duties. Training received by a member in excess of four hours in any one year may be carried over by the member into succeeding years in order to meet the requirements of this subdivision. Such training shall be approved by the Board of Trustees. To be eligible for reappointment to the Planning Board, a member shall have completed the minimum training requirement. The training required by this subdivision may be waived or modified by resolution of the Board of Trustees when, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees, it is in the best interest of the Village to do so. No decision of the Planning Board shall be voided or declared invalid because of a failure to comply with this subsection.
F. 
The Mayor shall have the power to remove, after public hearing, any member of the Planning Board for cause. Any Planning Board member may be removed for noncompliance with the minimum requirements relating to meeting attendance or training established by this subsection.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law provided an effective date of 6-1-2001.]
[Added 6-12-2007 by L.L. No. 3-2007]
An application pending before the Planning Board shall be deemed abandoned and withdrawn by the applicant, and shall be discontinued by the Board, after a lapse of 12 months without reasonable steps having been taken by the applicant to advance the application. The Board may, within 60 days thereafter, entertain a request for reinstatement of the abandoned application based on good cause shown. Upon the discontinuance of an abandoned application, the applicant shall be entitled to receive a refund of any unexpended sums held on deposit by the Village in connection with the application, and shall be responsible for reimbursement to the Village of any reimbursable costs attributable to the application which the deposit was insufficient to satisfy.
[Added 6-12-2007 by L.L. No. 3-2007]
A secretary to the Planning Board shall be appointed upon recommendation by the Mayor and approval by the Board. The secretary shall review applications, communicate with applicants, create reports, schedule matters before the Board, and file and disseminate decisions of the Board.