Village of Athens, NY
Greene County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Athens 1-20-1972 (Ch. 63 of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 205.
Zoning — See Ch. 250.
[Amended 5-13-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015; 6-14-2017 by L.L. No. 3-2017]
A. 
Pursuant to the provisions of § 7-718 of the Village Law of the State of New York, a Planning Board of five members is hereby appointed for the Village of Athens, Greene County, New York. Members and the Chairperson of such Planning Board shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. The terms of members of the Planning Board first appointed shall be so fixed that the term of one member shall expire at the end of the Village official year in which such members were initially appointed. The terms of the remaining members first appointed shall be so fixed that one term shall expire at the end of each official year thereafter. At the expiration of the term of each member first appointed, his or her successor shall be appointed for a term which shall be equal in years to the number of members of the Board.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 63-2 of the 1976 Code, Designation of Chairman of first Board, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 5-13-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015.
B. 
Pursuant to the provisions of § 7-718(7-a) and (9) of the Village Law of the State of New York, members of the Planning Board shall complete, at a minimum, four hours of training each year designed to enable such members to more effectively carry out their duties. Training received by a member in excess of four hours in any one year may be carried over by the member into succeeding years in order to meet the requirements of this subsection. Such training must be approved by the Village Board of Trustees in order to be valid. Failure to complete such training shall result in the ineligibility of the Planning Board member to be reappointed and shall be cause for removal by the Village Board of Trustees following public hearing.
[Amended 5-13-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015]
Pursuant to the provisions of § 7-728 of the Village Law of the State of New York, the said Planning Board of the Village of Athens, Greene County, New York, hereby appointed, shall be and is hereby authorized and empowered to approve preliminary and final plats showing lots, blocks or sites, with or without streets or highways, in the Village of Athens, Greene County, New York, and further, is authorized and empowered to approve the development of plats entirely or partially undeveloped and which have been filed in the office of the Clerk of Greene County prior to the appointment of the Planning Board and the grant to said Board of the power to approve plats.
[Added 10-13-1993 by L.L. No. 9-1993; amended 5-13-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015]
Pursuant to the provisions of § 7-725-a of the Village Law of the State of New York, the said Planning Board of the Village of Athens, Greene County, New York, shall be and is hereby authorized to review and approve, approve with modifications or disapprove site plans, prepared to the specifications set forth in § 250-34 of Chapter 250, Zoning, of the Code of the Village of Athens, showing the arrangement, layout and design of the proposed use of the land shown on such plan.
The Clerk of the Village of Athens, Greene County, New York, is hereby directed to forthwith file with the Clerk of the County of Greene a certificate showing that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Athens, Greene County, New York, has authorized its Planning Board to approve plats showing new streets or highways within the Village of Athens, Greene County, New York, pursuant to the provisions of § 7-728 of the Village Law of the State of New York, and the said Clerk is hereby requested to write to the County Clerk of Greene County and request such Clerk, pursuant to the provisions of § 7-732 of the Village Law of the State of New York, to refuse to file or record in his office any plat of a subdivision of land showing a new street or highway until it has been approved by the Planning Board of the Village of Athens, Greene County, New York.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 63-6 of the 1976 Code, Appeals, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 5-13-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015.
[Added 5-13-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015]
For various reasons, including illnesses, vacations and conflicts of interest, it is sometimes not possible to obtain or maintain a quorum of the Planning Board. Such failure to obtain or maintain a quorum may delay or impede such Boards in meeting their responsibilities. The purpose of this article is to authorize the appointment and service of an alternate member of the Planning Board when necessary to achieve a quorum.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALTERNATE MEMBER OF THE PLANNING BOARD
An individual appointed, as provided herein, to serve on the Planning Board when required to obtain or maintain a quorum.
PLANNING BOARD
The Planning Board of the Village of Athens.
A. 
The alternate member of the Planning Board shall, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, be appointed by the Mayor for a term of five years. 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 the alternate member of the Planning Board.
B. 
The Chairperson of the Planning Board may designate the alternate member of the Planning Board to serve when necessary, and only so long as necessary, to obtain or maintain a quorum of such Board. Such designation and its expiration shall be entered into the minutes of the Planning Board. When so designated, the alternate member of the Planning Board shall possess all the powers and responsibilities of a member of such Board.