This chapter or any part thereof, may be amended, supplemented or repealed, from time to time, by the Town Board on its own motion or upon recommendation by the Planning Board. Prior to the Town Board public hearing, every such proposed amendment shall be referred by the Town Board to the Planning Board for a report. The Town Board shall not take action on any such amendment without such report from the Planning Board unless the Planning Board fails for any reason to render such report within 62 days following the date of such referral.
Report of the Planning Board. In making such report on a proposed amendment, the Planning Board shall make inquiry and determination concerning the items specified below.
Concerning a proposed amendment to or change in text.
Whether such change is consistent with the aims and principles embodied in the regulations as to the particular districts concerned.
Which areas, land uses, buildings and establishments in the Town will be directly affected by such change and in what way they will be affected.
The indirect implications of such change in its effect on other regulations.
Whether such proposed amendment is consistent with the aims of the Comprehensive Plan of the Town.
Concerning a proposed amendment involving a change in the Zoning Map.
Whether the uses permitted by the proposed change would be appropriate in the area concerned.
Whether adequate public school facilities and other public facilities and services, including roads, exist or can be created to serve the needs of any additional residences or other uses likely to be constructed as a result of such change.
Whether the proposed change is in accord with any existing or proposed plans in the vicinity.
The effect of the proposed amendment upon the growth of the Town as envisaged by the Comprehensive Plan.
Whether the proposed amendment is likely to result in an increase or decrease in the total residential capacity of the Town and the probable effect thereof.
Each petition for a Zoning Map or text amendment shall be accompanied by a fee in accordance with the Standard Schedule of Fees of the Town of Fallsburg as may be adopted from time to time by the Town Board. No such fee shall be required for petitions filed in favor of, or against, any application.