[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tivoli 9-14-1959; amended in its entirety 5-11-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be a Planning Board for the Village of Tivoli, consisting of five members, appointed according to the requirements of the Village Law. The initial members of said Planning Board shall be appointed for terms such that the term of one member shall expire each year. Subsequent members shall be appointed for five-year terms. The Board of Trustees shall appoint a Chair of said Planning Board.
[Added 3-16-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
Applicability. This section shall apply to the appointment, terms, functions and powers of alternate members appointed to serve on the Village of Tivoli Planning Board.
Declaration of policy. It is sometimes difficult to maintain a quorum on the Planning Board because members are ill, unable to attend, on extended vacation, or find they have a conflict of interest on a specific matter before the Planning Board. In such instances, official business cannot be conducted, which may delay or impede adherence to required timelines. The use of alternate members in such instances is hereby authorized pursuant to the provisions of this section.
Appointment of alternate members.
The Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, shall appoint alternate members of the Planning Board to serve as provided in this section. The number of alternate members appointed shall not exceed two. Alternate members of the Planning Board shall be appointed for terms of two years.
The Chairperson of the Planning Board may designate an alternate to substitute for a member when such a member is not present or is unable to participate on an application or matter before the Planning Board. When so designated, the alternate member shall possess all the powers and responsibilities of such member of the Planning Board. Such designation shall be entered into the minutes of the initial Planning Board meeting at which the substitution is made.
All provisions of state law relating to Planning Board member eligibility, vacancy in office, removal, compatibility of office and service on other boards, as well as any provisions of a local law relating to training, continuing education, compensation and attendance, shall also apply to alternate members.
Supersession of Village Law. This section is hereby adopted pursuant to the provisions of § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law. Pursuant to § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, it is the intent of the Village Board of the Village of Tivoli to supersede the provisions of § 7-718, Subsection 16, of the Village Law relating to the appointment of alternate members to the Planning Board.