[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fort Edward 3-6-2000 by L.L. No. 1-2000 (Ch. 11 of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 350.
[Amended 9-12-2007 by L.L. No. 2-2007]
There is hereby appointed, designated and constituted, a five member Planning Board of the Village of Fort Edward, as provided for in Village Law § 7-718.
Alternate Planning Board members. The Board of Trustees hereby provides for the appointment of alternate members of the Planning Board. Alternative members appointed pursuant to the authority granted herein will serve when members are absent or unable to participate, for any reason, on an application or matter before the respective Board. Up to two alternate members may be appointed by the Board of Trustees for a term of seven years. Said alternate members shall be identified as alternate members of the Planning Board. The Chairperson of the Planning Board may designate an alternate member to substitute for a member when such member is absent or unable to participate, for any reason, on an application or matter before the Planning Board. When so designated, the alternate member shall possess all the powers and responsibilities of such member. Such designation shall be entered into the minutes of the initial Board meeting at which the substitution is made. All provisions of New York State law relating to Planning Board member eligibility, vacancy in office, removal, compatibility of office and service, as well as any provisions of any local law or ordinance relating to training, continuing education, compensation and attendance, shall also apply to alternate members. It is the intention of the Board of Trustees through the authorization contained herein to preempt and supersede, pursuant to the of § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law and § 10 of the Statute of Local Governments, the applicable provisions of § 7-718 of the Village Law relating to the appointment of alternate members to the Planning Board to the extent said section of the Village Law conflicts with the contents of this § 63-1B.
The Planning Board shall have the full power and authority to prepare a master plan and to make such investigations, maps and reports and recommendations in connection therewith relating to the planning and development of the Village as it seems desirable to report upon matters referred to it by the Board of Trustees.
The Planning Board is authorized and empowered to approve plats showing new streets in the Village.
The Planning Board is authorized and empowered either to confirm land plats presented to it or to make reasonable changes.