[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of South Bristol 12-12-1994 as L.L. No. 3-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board of the Town of South Bristol, County of Ontario, State of New York, hereby creates a Planning Board to consist of seven (7) regular members and two (2) alternate members. The members and alternate members and the Chairperson of such Planning Board shall be named by resolution of the Town Board. The Town Board may provide for compensation to be paid to experts, clerks and a secretary and provide for such other expenses as may be necessary and proper, not exceeding the appropriation made by the Town Board for such purpose.
The terms of appointment for all members now holding office shall be for the term as established in the resolution appointing such members. Upon expiration of existing terms, all reappointed members or newly appointed members shall hold office for a period of seven (7) years.
Alternate members shall be designated at the time of appointment by the Town Board as "Alternate No. 1" and "Alternate No. 2." The initial term of office of Alternate No. 1 shall be for five (5) years and the initial term of office for Alternate No. 2 shall be three (3) years. Upon expiration of such initial terms, the successive terms shall be for five (5) years.
No member or alternate member of the Planning Board shall be permitted to act on any matter in which he or she has either directly or indirectly any personal or financial interest.
Alternate members may participate in discussion of the proceedings, but may not vote, except in the absence or disqualification of a regular member. A vote shall not be delayed in order that a regular member may vote instead of an alternate member. In the event that a choice must be made as to which alternate member is to vote, Alternate No. 1 shall vote. No more than seven (7) votes shall be cast for any matter. In the event that one (1) or more alternate members shall be necessary to create a Board of seven (7) members for any application, the absent regular member(s) shall not thereafter vote in any manner with respect to that application.
The foregoing chapter shall, where applicable, specifically amend § 271 of the Town Law of the State of New York. Where not so amended, § 271 shall remain in full force and effect.