Town Board may amend. The Town Board may from time to time, on its own motion or on petition or on recommendation of the Planning Board, amend, supplement or repeal the regulations and provisions of this chapter after public notice and hearing.
Review by Town Planning Board. Every such proposed amendment or change, whether initiated by the Town Board or by petition, shall be referred to the Planning Board for report thereon before the public hearing hereinafter provided for.
Public notice and hearing. The Town Board by resolution adopted at a stated meeting shall fix the time and place of a public hearing on the proposed amendment and cause notice to be given as follows:
Public notice. By publishing a notice at least 10 days in advance of such hearing in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the Town of Mamakating. Such notice shall state the date, time and place of such hearing and the general nature of the proposed amendment in such reasonable detail as will give adequate notice of its contents and shall name the place or places where copies of the proposed amendment may be examined.
Opportunity to be heard at hearing. At the public hearing, full opportunity to be heard shall be given to any citizen and all parties in interest.
Service of written notice. At least 10 days prior to the date of the public hearing, written notice of any proposed regulations, restrictions or boundaries of zoning districts, including any amendments thereto, affecting property within 500 feet of the following shall be served personally or by mail by the Town upon each person or persons listed below:
The property of a housing authority erecting or owning a housing project authorized under the Public Housing Law: upon the executive director of the housing authority and the chief executive officer of the municipality providing financial assistance thereto.
The boundary of a city, village or town: the clerk thereof.
The boundary of a county: upon the clerk of the board of supervisors or other person performing like duties.
The boundaries of a state park or parkway: upon the regional state park commission having jurisdiction over such state park or parkway.
General Municipal Law review. The Town Board shall, before taking final action, refer the same to the Sullivan County Planning Department for review in accordance with §§ 239-l and 239-m of the General Municipal Law.
SEQRA. Before taking any action involving an amendment to this chapter or the Zoning Map, the Town Board shall comply with the relevant provisions of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).
In the interpretation and the application of the provisions of this chapter, they shall be held to be the minimum requirements for the promotion of the health, safety, morals and general welfare. It is not intended to interfere with or abrogate or annul other rules, regulations or ordinances, provided that where this chapter imposes greater restrictions upon the use of buildings or premises or upon the height or bulk of a building or requires larger open spaces, the provisions of this chapter shall apply.