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Village of Westfield, NY
Chautauqua County
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[Amended 6-17-2002 by L.L. No. 4-2002; 7-10-2006 by L.L. No. 5-2006]
A Planning Board consisting of five members shall be appointed and shall exist and serve as specified in § 7-718 of the New York State Village Law and all other applicable provisions of the Village Law.
Alternate Planning Board members may be appointed by the Village Board to serve in the place of a regular Planning Board member in those instances where it is difficult for the Planning Board to maintain a quorum because a regular Planning Board member is ill, on extended vacation, or has a conflict of interest situation on a specific matter before such Board. In such instances, official business cannot be conducted which may delay or impede adherence to required time lines. The use of alternate Planning Board members in such instances is hereby authorized.
The number of alternate Planning Board members shall not exceed two.
All provisions of New York State law relating to Planning Board member eligibility, vacancy in office, removal, compatibility of office, service on other boards, as well as any provisions of any local law relating to training, continuous education and attendance, shall apply to alternate members of the Planning Board.
The Planning Board shall have the following duties with respect to this chapter:
Optional reports. The Planning Board shall submit reports within 30 days after referral on any matter referred to it.
Mandatory recommendations. The Planning Board shall submit recommendations to the appropriate Board on all applications for:
Cluster residential development.
Mobile home park.
Subdivisions, including all supporting materials.
Site plan review, providing recommendations for approval or for disapproval as required by this chapter.
Mining permits, all supporting materials and reuse plan.
Zoning amendments.
All zoning issues uses for which referral to the Planning Board is mandatory.
Delegation. By delegation of the Planning Board, an individual member may make investigations into specific matters currently before the Planning Board, provided that they do not overlap or infringe upon the duties of the Zoning Officer.
Failure to report. When the Planning Board fails to make a recommendation/report within 30 days from receipt of the request, it shall be deemed that the Planning Board has no opinion on the proposal. The thirty-day requirement may be extended with the permission of the Board making the referral.
Special use permits. To issue or deny special use permits after a public hearing for any of the uses for which this chapter requires the obtaining of such permits.
Architectural plan review. To issue or deny architectural plan approval for any of the uses for which this chapter requires architectural plan review.
[Added 6-4-2012 by L.L. No. 2-2012[1]]
Editor's Note: This local law also provided for the renumbering of former Subsections C and D as Subsections D and E, respectively.
Review. To review this chapter at least every five years and make written recommendations for amendments, should it be necessary.
Regulation. The Planning Board is responsible for developing, updating and administering the Village subdivision regulations.