[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Salina 6-30-1992; amended 5-27-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town of Salina, as a suburban town, hereby enacts this chapter to create a Department of Planning and Development to provide for the appointment of a Commissioner of Planning and Development and to define the duties of the Commissioner and the Department.
There is hereby created in the Town of Salina a separate department to be known as the "Department of Planning and Development."
The Department shall be organized into such divisions as the Commissioner shall deem appropriate or which the Town Board may, from time to time, designate and place under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner.
The existing Office of Code Enforcement shall cease to exist, and the employees thereof shall hereafter be employees of the Department of Planning and Development.
The position of Commissioner of Planning and Development is hereby created to oversee and administer the Department.
[Amended 5-27-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997]
Nothing herein shall require any person appointed as Commissioner of Planning and Development to be a resident of the Town of Salina.
The Commissioner of Planning and Development shall report to the Town Supervisor as chief executive officer of the Town pursuant to the Suburban Town Law and shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
Coordination and staff support to the Zoning Board, the Planning Board, the Town Board, the Assessor's office, the Highway Department and other boards or agencies involved in land use, planning or development within the Town of Salina.
Provide necessary coordination and cooperation with the Fire Commissioners, Fire Prevention Bureau and Fire Chiefs concerning issues relating to firesafety and fire prevention.
Establish a system for the receipt of and accounting for all fees received by the Department.
Conduct investigations and act on complaints involving codes, signs and ordinances within the Town of Salina.
Make inspections of work in progress and conduct periodic inspections for continued compliance.
Create an integrated file system by which all records and information related to planning, zoning and inspections for a parcel are readily available to all boards and the public in general, including the development of forms, procedures and systems for the exchange of information between all boards, agencies or employees of the Town involved in land use, planning and development.
Supervise and review the work of Department subordinates and periodically report to the Supervisor and the Town Board concerning the operation of the Department.
Have and exercise those powers and duties otherwise granted to the Code Enforcement Officer or the Building Inspector by state or local law, ordinance or regulation.
Establish a procedure for all referrals required by general state and/or local laws to be made in connection with applications before the Planning Board or the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Be responsible, after consultation with the attorney for the Planning Board or the Zoning Board of Appeals, for the preparation and publication of all legal notices in connection with applications before the Planning Board or the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Plan, organize, direct and review administrative procedures necessary to the operation of the Department of Planning and Development.
Appoint and remove employees of the Department in accordance with applicable civil service rules and regulations and collective bargaining procedures.
[Added 4-23-2007 by L.L. No. 8-2007]
[Amended 4-23-2007 by L.L. No. 8-2007]
The Commissioner may appoint one or more Code Enforcement Officers, Deputy Code Enforcement Officers or one or more Fire Marshals as the need may appear and the positions have been authorized by the Town Board, to act under the supervision of the Commissioner and to exercise any portion of his powers and duties. The compensation of such officers shall be fixed by the Town Board.
[Added 4-23-2007 by L.L. No. 8-2007]
The Commissioner may appoint one Deputy Commissioner of Planning and Development, who shall be an officer of the Town, to act under the supervision of the Commissioner and to exercise any portion of his powers and duties. The compensation of such official shall be fixed by the Town Board. Said Deputy Commissioner of Planning and Development shall serve at the pleasure of the Commissioner.
[Added 7-12-2010 by L.L. No. 4-2010]
No person appointed as a Code Enforcement Officer shall be required to be an elector or resident of the Town of Salina at the time of appointment and throughout the term of office, provided such person at the time of appointment and throughout the term of office is a resident of the County of Onondaga.
This section is intended to supersede in part the provisions of New York State Town Law § 223(1) and Public Officers Law § 3(1), which require an officer to be a resident and an elector of the Town at time of appointment and during the term of office.