[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Phelps as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-3-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
Sound planning practices and development policies require interaction among three principal agencies at the municipal level. These agencies are the legislative body, the Planning Board (or Commission) and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Other local officials and the Code Enforcement Officer, Engineer, consultants and planning staff also provide invaluable information to the Planning Board for the formulation of development policies.
The local legislative body is responsible for originating basic planning policies. The primary responsibility of the Planning Board is to advise the legislative body. To carry out this task, the Planning Board is authorized by state law to prepare a Comprehensive Plan (Master Plan), to recommend land subdivision regulations for adoption by the legislative body and to review subdivision plats and site plans. The local legislative body may also refer to the Planning Board such matters as the adoption of official maps, amendments to the zoning ordinances and capital improvements.
Planning Board members are appointed by the Town Board for a specific term of five years; provided, however, that where a vacancy shall occur on the Planning Board by reason of a death or resignation, the Town Board shall appoint a person to complete the term of the person who has died or resigned.
The Planning Board shall select from its membership a Chairman, a Vice Chairman to act in the Chairman's absence and a recording secretary to keep the minutes.
[Adopted 12-22-1997 by L.L. No. 5-1997]
This article shall be known as a "Local Law Designating the Appointment of an Alternate Member to the Town of Phelps Planning Board."
The Town Board of the Town of Phelps, Ontario County, New York, hereby designates that, in addition to the five regular members of the Planning Board, one alternate member shall be appointed to serve on the Town of Phelps Planning Board. An alternate member shall be appointed by resolution of the Town Board, and the term of office shall be for five years. The Town Board may provide for compensation to be paid to said alternate.
As with regular members, the alternate member shall hold no elective office in the Town of Phelps or be permitted to act on any matter in which he/she or she has, either directly or indirectly, any personal or financial interest.
The alternate member may participate in discussions of the proceedings but may not vote except in the absence of a quorum of a regular meeting. A vote shall not be delayed in order that a regular member may vote instead of an alternate member. The absent regular member shall not thereafter vote in any manner with respect to that application.
The foregoing provisions shall, where applicable, specifically amend and supersede § 271 of the Town Law of the State of New York. Where not so amended, § 271 shall remain in full force and effect.