Village of Celoron, NY
Chautauqua County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Celoron 3-28-1988 by L.L. No. 6-1988 (Ch. 25 of the 1966 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The intent of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Celoron is to implement a local law in regards to duties of the Planning Board of the Village of Celoron.
A. 
The Board of Trustees may establish a Planning Board of five members.
B. 
The first appointments of members thereto shall be for terms so fixed that at least one will expire at the end of each official year commencing at the end of the current such year and continuing in succeeding year until the entire original appointments run out. At the expiration of each original appointment the succeeding members shall be appointed for five year terms. No such term shall exceed five years. The members of such board in office at the time this section as hereby amended takes effect shall continue in office until the end of the term for which they were appointed and their successors have been appointed as provided in this section as so amended and have qualified. Any officials of the Village on such Board shall, not, by reason of membership thereon, forfeit their right to exercise the powers, perform the duties or receive the compensation of the municipal office held by them during such membership. Any member of the Board may be removed by the Mayor for cause after public hearing.
[Amended 12-9-2013 by L.L. No. 4-2013]
In any Village in which there is a Planning Commission created prior to September 1, 1974 under Article 12-a of the General Municipal Law, the Board of Trustees, instead of establishing a Planning Board under Article 7 of the Village Law, may provide that the existing commission shall continue, the members thereof thereafter to be appointed accordance with the provisions of such Article 12-a, and to have the powers and duties as therein specified in addition to the powers and duties as specified for a Planning Board established under Article 7 of the Village Law; provided, however, that in any such Village section 238 of the General Municipal Law shall not be in force. Any such Planning Commission created after September 1, 1974, shall be deemed a Planning Board under Article 7 of the Village Law and shall have the powers and duties specified in Article 12-a of the General Municipal Law in addition to the powers and duties specified for a Planning Board established under Article 7 of the Village Law and the members thereof shall be appointed by the Mayor as provided in Village Law § 7-718.
[Amended 12-9-2013 by L.L. No. 4-2013]
The Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, shall designate a member of said Planning Board to act as Chairman thereof; or on failure so to do, the Planning Board shall elect a Chairman from its own members. It shall have the power and authority to employ experts, clerk and a secretary, and to pay for their services and such other expenses as may be necessary and proper, not exceeding in all the appropriation that may be made for such Planning Board. The Board of Trustees is hereby authorized and empowered to make such appropriations as it may see fit for such expenses. The Planning Board may adopt rules and regulations in respect to procedures before it and in respect to any subject matter over which it has jurisdiction under this chapter or any other statute, after public hearing by the Planning Board and subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.
The Planning Board shall have full power and authority to make such investigations, maps and reports and recommendations in connection therewith relating to the planning and development of the Village as to it seems desirable providing the total expenditures of said Board shall not exceed the appropriation for its expenses.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 25-6 of the 1966 Code, Planning Board approval of site plans and certain uses, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 12-9-2013 by L.L. No. 4-2013.
[Amended 12-9-2013 by L.L. No. 4-2013]
A. 
The Planning Board may prepare and change a Comprehensive Plan for the development of the entire area of the Village, which Comprehensive Plan shall show desirable streets, bridges, and tunnels and the approaches thereto, viaducts, parks, public reservations, roadways in parks, sites for public buildings and structures, zoning districts, pierhead and bulkhead lines, waterways and routes of public utilities and such other features existing and proposed as will provide for the improvement of the Village and its future growth, protection and development and will afford adequate facilities for public housing, transportation, distribution, comfort, convenience, public health, safety and general welfare of its population. Such Planning Board may advertise and hold public hearings when it desires. The Village Board of Trustees may adopt by resolution the Comprehensive Plan or any amendment thereto.
B. 
The Comprehensive Plan and all modifications thereof shall be on file in the office of the Planning Board, and the Planning Board shall file certified copies in the offices of the Village Engineer and the Village Clerk.