Village of Highland Falls, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Highland Falls 10-3-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Filling, grading and clearing — See Ch. 97.
Parkland and recreation fees — See Ch. 148.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 170.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 199.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 207.
Zoning — See Ch. 240.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 30, Planning Board, adopted 8-10-1971 by L.L. No. 5-1971, as amended.
The intent of this article is to dissolve the Planning Board in order to effectuate an intermunicipal agreement between the Village of Highland Falls and the Town of Highlands to establish a Consolidated Planning Board of the Town of Highlands and Village of Highland Falls (the "Consolidated Planning Board") serving the entire area of the Town, including the Village. Such agreements are encouraged and authorized by Article 5-G of the General Municipal Law and expressly authorized by § 7-741(4)(a) of the Village Law.
A. 
The Planning Board of the Village of Highland Falls shall be and hereby is abolished as of the effective date of the establishment of the Consolidated Planning Board as set forth in the Intermunicipal Agreement. All jurisdiction of the Planning Board of the Village of Highland Falls shall be assumed by the Consolidated Planning Board, subject, however, to the automatic reestablishment and effectiveness of the Village of Highland Falls Planning Board in the event of dissolution of the Consolidated Planning Board established hereunder.
B. 
Wherever the term "Planning Board" is used in any local laws, ordinances, and codes of the Village of Highland Falls, said term shall mean the Consolidated Planning Board as established by this chapter. The Consolidated Planning Board's authority shall specifically, but without limitation, include those powers, duties and functions described at Chapter 240, Zoning, and Chapter 207, Subdivision of Land, of the Village of Highland Falls Code.
The Intermunicipal Agreement entered into by the Village of Highland Falls and the Town of Highlands shall govern the jurisdiction of the Consolidated Planning Board, appointment of members, procedures and any other matters set forth therein. All requirements and provisions set forth in said Intermunicipal Agreement, which agreement may be amended from time to time, shall have the force and effect of the law.
The Consolidated Planning Board shall consist of five members to be appointed and reappointed by the Town Board of the Town of Highlands and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Highland Falls in accordance with the provisions of the Intermunicipal Agreement. Members of the Consolidated Planning Board appointed by the Board of Trustees may be removed for cause after a duly noticed public hearing. Failure to comply with minimum requirements relating to meeting attendance or training, as may be established by local law or resolution adopted by the Board of Trustees, may be considered cause for removal.
All land use applications pending before the Village of Highland Falls Planning Board at the time of the adoption of this article and the execution of the Intermunicipal Agreement shall be transferred to the Consolidated Planning Board upon its establishment and in any event no later than its first meeting.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Highland Falls hereby determines pursuant to Village Law § 3-300(2)(a) that any member of the Consolidated Planning Board may reside in the Town of Highlands outside the Village of Highland Falls.