[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Yonkers 4-22-2008 by L.L. No. 6-2008. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the provisions of § 44-0119 of the Environmental Conservation Law of the State of New York, the City of Yonkers hereby adopts the statement of policies, principles and guides detailed in The Greenprint for a Sustainable Future...the Westchester Way, the Westchester County Greenway Compact Plan, by which the City of Yonkers becomes a participating community in the Greenway Compact.
Proposals to amend the Compact Plan may from time to time be made by the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council (hereinafter referred to as "Greenway Council") in response to requests from participating communities. Within 90 days of receipt of any such proposal from the Greenway Council, the City Council of the City of Yonkers shall determine by resolution whether to accept or to reject such proposed amendment. Any proposed amendment so accepted shall be considered an amendment of the Compact Plan as adopted by the City of Yonkers. Any proposed amendment rejected by the City of Yonkers will not be considered to be an amendment of the Greenway Plan for the City of Yonkers and notice of such rejection shall promptly be provided to the Greenway Council.
It is stated policy of the City of Yonkers that, to the extent the City amends its current, or enacts new, land use laws and regulations, such new or amended laws and regulations, where appropriate, should be designed to be consistent with the Compact Plan.
To implement the Compact Plan in the City of Yonkers, the Zoning Chapter of the Code of the City of Yonkers is hereby amended by the addition of the following provision.
To implement the Compact Plan in the City of Yonkers, the Subdivision of Land chapter of the Code of the City of Yonkers is hereby amended by the addition of the following provision.
Nothing in this chapter adopting the Compact Plan, or in becoming a participating community in the Compact Plan is intended, or shall be construed to limit the home rule authority of the City under state law to make local land use and zoning decisions; to authorize any other entity to supersede the City's land use laws and regulations or to impose any requirements on the City; or to prevent the City in its sole discretion from adopting a local law at a later date for the purpose of withdrawing from the Greenway Compact or Westchester County Greenway Compact Plan.