[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Green Island as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 169.
Town Law §§ 267 and 271, Village Law §§ 7-712 and 7-718, and General City Law §§ 27 and 81 provide that, effective January 1, 2007, all planning board and zoning board of appeals members in New York State, as well as alternate members of those boards, must complete a minimum of four hours of training each year.
The above sections of state law provide that a planning board or zoning board of appeals member shall not be eligible for reappointment to such board if he or she has not completed the training required by law.
The above sections of state law provide that the legislative body of the town, village and city specifies which activities qualify as training to satisfy the state requirements.
The following list of agencies, commissions, associations, universities, and other organizations are approved to provide training to meet the state requirements when the training they provide pertains to municipal planning, zoning, community design, environmental issues, economic development, and local government functions and practices:
The New York State Department of State; Department of Agriculture and Markets; Office of the State Comptroller; Department of Health; Department of Transportation; Department of Environmental Conservation; Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Hudson River Valley Greenway; and
The New York State Association of Towns, the New York Conference of Mayors, the New York State Association of Counties, the New York Planning Federation, the American Planning Association, the Upstate New York Chapter of the American Planning Association and its sections, and the Metro New York Chapter of the American Planning Association and its sections; and
The Capital District Regional Planning Commission, Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board, Herkimer-Oneida Counties Comprehensive Planning Program, Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board, Long Island Regional Planning Board, Southern Tier Central Regional Planning Board and Development Board, Southern Tier East Regional Planning Development Board, Genesee-Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council, Hudson Valley Regional Council, Tug Hill Commission, and Adirondack Park Agency; and
The Albany County Department of Conservation, Planning and Economic Development; and Albany County Soil and Water Conservation districts; and
The Albany Law School Governmental Law Center and Institute for Legal Studies, Pace Law School, Cornell University and Land Use Law Center, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Use Policy.
Other training activities may be approved on a case-by-case basis by the Village Board of Trustees upon the request of a Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals member.
Any new member appointed to fill the 12 months of a term shall not be required to have attended training to be reappointed to a first full term, but must thereafter comply with the municipal training policy as provided elsewhere herein.
Training received by a Planning Board member or Zoning Board of Appeals member in excess of four hours in any one year may be carried over by the member into succeeding years.
The Village Clerk shall create and maintain a system of tracking the training individual members complete annually; and such information shall be presented to the appointment authority prior to considering a member for reappointment.