Village of Nissequogue, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Nissequogue as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Architectural Review Board — See Ch. 5.
Planning Board — See Ch. 23.
[Adopted 10-20-2009 by L.L. No. 4-2009]
The title of this article is "Alternate Members Act (Planning Board and Board of Appeals)." This article shall apply to the appointment, terms, functions and powers of alternate members appointed to serve on the duly appointed Planning Board of the Village of Nissequogue (the "Village") or the duly appointed Board of Appeals of the Village.
It is sometimes difficult to maintain a quorum on the Planning Board and the Board of Appeals because members are ill, on extended vacation or find they have a conflict of interest situation on a specific matter before such Board. In such instances, official business cannot be conducted which may delay or impede adherence to required timelines. The use of alternate members in such instances is hereby authorized pursuant to the provisions of this article.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALTERNATE MEMBER
An individual appointed by the Village Mayor to serve on the Planning Board or the Board of Appeals when a regular member of the Planning Board or the Board of Appeals is unable to participate on an application or matter before the respective Board, as provided herein.
BOARD OF APPEALS
The duly appointed Board of Appeals of the Village.
PLANNING BOARD
The duly appointed Planning Board of the Village.
REGULAR MEMBER
An individual appointed by the Village Mayor to serve on the Planning Board or the Board of Appeals pursuant to the provisions of the local law or ordinance which first established the Planning Board or the Board of Appeals.
A. 
The Board of Trustees of the Village hereby enacts this article to provide a process for appointing alternate members of the Planning Board or the Board of Appeals. These individuals would serve when regular members are absent or unable to participate on an application or matter before the respective Board.
B. 
Alternate members of the Planning Board or Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the Village Mayor or other duly authorized appointing authority, for a term of five years.
C. 
The chairperson of the Planning Board or the chairperson of the Board of Appeals may designate an alternate member to substitute for a regular member when such regular member is unable to participate on an application or matter before the Board. When so designated, the alternate member shall possess all the powers and responsibilities of such regular member of the Board. Such designation shall be entered into the minutes of the initial meeting at which the substitution is made.
D. 
All provisions of state law relating to Planning Board or Board of Appeals member eligibility, vacancy in office, removal, compatibility of office and service on other boards, as well as any provisions of any local law, ordinance or regulation relating to training, continuing education, compensation and attendance, shall also apply to alternate members.
This article is hereby adopted pursuant to the provisions of New York Municipal Home Rule Law § 10. It is the intent of the Board of Trustees of the Village pursuant to New York Municipal Home Rule Law § 10, to supersede the provisions of:
A. 
New York Village Law § 7-718 relating to the appointment of members to village planning boards; and
B. 
New York Village Law § 7-712 relating to the appointment of members to village zoning boards of appeal, to the extent that these provisions are inconsistent.