[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Newburgh 11-13-1967 (Ch. 2, Art. IV, of the Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Planning Board is hereby continued as now constituted.
[Amended 6-13-1988 by L.L. No. 4-1988; 10-13-1998 by Ord. No. 14-98; 10-27-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]
The Planning Board shall continue to consist of seven members. Members shall be appointed for terms of seven years, which terms shall be so fixed that one member's term shall expire at the end of each official year thereafter.
Two alternate members of the Planning Board shall be appointed by the City Manager for a term of two years, commencing on the date of appointment. These members shall serve, when members are absent or unable to participate on an application before the Planning Board. The Chairman of the Planning Board may designate an alternate 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 every Planning Board meeting at which the substitution is made. All provisions of state law and local law, codes, rules and regulations relating to Planning Board member eligibility, vacancy in office, removal, compatibility of office and service on other boards, as well as any provisions of any local law or local ordinance relating to training, continuing education, compensation and attendance, performance of duties, qualifications and others, shall also apply to alternate members.
Vacancies occurring other than by expiration of terms shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the terms in the same manner as the original appointments.
Of the members appointed in accordance with § 76-2, one shall be designated by the appointing authority to act as Chairman of the Board, or, on the failure to do so, the Planning Board shall elect a Chairman from its own members.
The Planning Board shall have full power and authority to make or cause to be made such investigations, maps, reports and recommendations relating to the planning and development of the City as may be advisable or which the Council may direct and, in connection therewith, shall have the right, authority and power to employ experts and a staff and to pay for such services and such other expenses as may be necessary and proper, not exceeding in any one year the appropriation made for such Board in the annual budget for that year. Generally, the Planning Board shall exercise all the powers enumerated and set forth in Article 3, §§ 26 to 38, inclusive, of the General City Law of the State of New York.
[Amended 6-13-1988 by L.L. No. 4-1988]
The members of the Board shall serve at such compensation as the Council may determine and shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of the duties of their office whenever authorized by the Council.
There shall be prepared by the Board and submitted to the City Manager on or before the 15th day of October in each year a detailed estimate of the anticipated disbursements and expenditures which may be necessary for the Board to properly function for the succeeding year. Such estimate shall be submitted to the Council for approval in the same manner as other items of the City budget.