Town of Oyster Bay, NY
Nassau County
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A. 
There is hereby created a Landmarks Preservation Commission which shall consist of seven members, of which six shall be appointed by the Town Board and one shall be the Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development or his designee.
[Amended 1-17-1978]
B. 
Among the membership there shall be:
(1) 
One member of the American Institute of Architects.
(2) 
One architectural historian.
(3) 
The Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development or his designee.
(4) 
One member of the New York State bar.
(5) 
Three residents of the Town of Oyster Bay.
C. 
Six members are to be appointed for terms of three years, provided that of those members first taking office, two shall be appointed for one year, two for two years and two for three years. Members may serve more than one term, and each member shall serve until the appointment of a successor. The Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development or his designee shall be permanent.
[Amended 1-17-1978]
D. 
In the event of a vacancy occurring during the term of a member of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Town Board shall make an appointment to complete the unexpired term of such member, and where such member is required to have specified qualifications, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment in the manner herein prescribed with a person having the same qualifications.
E. 
The six members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties in consequence of Town Board appropriation for such purposes.
[Amended 1-17-1978]
A. 
The Landmarks Preservation Commission shall have the powers and duties granted by the Articles of this chapter.
B. 
In addition, the Landmarks Preservation Commission shall have the power to retain consultants, including but not limited to technical experts, engineers, architects and historians, to advise in the preparation of any plans or projects or to render assistance and advice in connection with any project to fulfill the duties of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Any contract to retain such consultants which involves the expenditure of town funds shall be subject to the approval of the Town Board.
The Supervisor of the town shall designate one of the members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, but not the Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development, to serve as Chairman for a period of three years. The Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development shall serve as Executive Secretary of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The Commission may elect a Vice Chairman from the remaining five members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
At least five members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of its business or the performance of its functions, and the concurring vote of four members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission shall be necessary for the adoption of any recommendations, motions or other acts of the Landmarks Preservation Commission.