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City of Kingston, NY
Ulster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Kingston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 355.
Zoning — See Ch. 405.
[Adopted 8-7-1984 by L.L. No. 3-1984, as Ch. 87 of the 1984 Code, approved 8-28-1984]
[Amended 12-16-1999 by L.L. No. 2-2000, approved 1-3-2000]
There shall be a City Planning Board appointed by the Mayor of the City of Kingston, which Board shall consist of two members who shall be officials of the City of Kingston and three who do not hold any municipal office therein. The terms of the two official members shall terminate with that of the appointing Mayor. The respective terms of the other members first appointed shall be one, two and three years from and after appointment. Their successors shall be appointed for a term which shall be equal in years to the number of board members three from and after the expiration of the term of their predecessors in office. If a vacancy shall occur other than by expiration of term, it shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. Any member may be removed by the appointing authority for cause and after a public hearing.
Such members shall receive no payment for their services as members of the Board. The municipal officials on such Board shall not, by reason of membership thereon, forfeit their right to exercise the powers, perform the duties or receive the compensation of the municipal office held by them during such membership.
The Chairman of the City Planning Board shall be designated by the Mayor, or, on failure to do so, shall be elected from and by its own members.
The City Planning Board shall have the power and authority to employ experts and a staff and to pay for their services and such other expenses as may be necessary, not exceeding in all the appropriation that may be made for such Board by the Common Council of the City of Kingston.
[Amended 12-16-1999 by L.L. No. 2-2000, approved 1-3-2000]
The City Planning Board may recommend to the Common Council regulations relating to any subject matter over which the Planning Board has jurisdiction under Article III of the General City Law, any other statute or under local law or ordinance of the City. Adoption of any such recommendations by the Common Council shall be by local law.
[Amended 12-16-1999 by L.L. No. 2-2000, approved 1-3-2000]
The Common Council, or by resolution the Planning Board or a special board, may prepare a proposed City Comprehensive Plan and amendments thereto. In the event that the Planning Board or special board is directed to prepare a proposed plan or amendment thereto, such board shall, by resolution, recommend such proposed plan or amendment to the Common Council. Said plan shall be prepared in accordance with General City Law § 28-A.
The authority having final jurisdiction over any matter in which said City Planning Board also has jurisdiction in accordance with the aforementioned laws shall not proceed to such final action until such City Planning Board has made its final report thereon to such authority, but if such City Planning Board shall not have made its final report thereon within 45 days from the date of reference thereto, the authority having final jurisdiction may proceed to final action. This section shall not be construed to prevent the Common Council from granting, in any specific case, such longer period as it may fix within which said City Planning Board may make its final report, and if such longer period is granted, the authority having final jurisdiction shall not, in the absence of such report, proceed to final action until that longer period shall have elapsed.
[Amended 12-16-1999 by L.L. No. 2-2000, approved 1-3-2000]
No plan, plat or description showing the layout of any highway or street upon private property or of building lots in connection with or in relation to such highways or streets within the limits of this municipality shall be received for record in the office of the Clerk of Ulster County until a copy thereof shall have been filed with the City Planning Board and it has been certified with relation to its approval or its refusal to approve. The City Planning Board shall review preliminary and final plans in accordance with the provisions of General City Law § 32.
[Added 9-12-2000; approved 9-21-2000]
The applicant, or designated agent of the applicant, shall be present at the Planning Board meeting when their application is to be addressed.
[Added 9-12-2000; approved 9-21-2000]
All Planning Board members shall be required to attend a minimum of 10 meetings each year.
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Editor's Note: Former § 96-9, Power to confirm or change zoning regulations, was repealed 12-16-1999 by L.L. No. 2-2000, approved 1-3-2000.
[Added 9-12-2000; approved 9-21-2000]
  All Planning Board members shall be required to attend a minimum of two educational seminars during their three-year term and receive a stipend.
This article shall take effect immediately.
[Adopted 4-2-2002 by L.L. No. 1-2002, approved 4-18-2002]
Pursuant to § 27 of the General City Law, alternate Planning Board positions for the City of Kingston Planning Board are hereby established for use when a regular member cannot participate due to a conflict of interest.
Pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Law, alternate Planning Board members may also serve in place of a regular member who is absent.
The term for the alternate Planning Board members shall run concurrently with the terms of current members.
Alternate members of the Planning Board shall be appointed by the Mayor.
The Mayor may appoint up to three alternate planning board members.