Town of Irondequoit, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Irondequoit as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Ethics — See Ch. 20.
[Adopted 5-15-2014 by L.L. No. 1-2014]
A. 
The title of this article is "Appointment of Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals alternate members."
B. 
This article shall apply to the appointment, terms, functions and powers of alternate members appointed to serve on the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals in the Town of Irondequoit.
It is sometimes difficult to maintain a quorum on the Town Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals because members are ill, on extended vacation, have an unavoidable absence, or find they have a conflict of interest situation on a specific matter before such a Board. In such instances, official business cannot be conducted, which may delay or impede adherence to required time lines. The use of alternate members in such instances is hereby authorized pursuant to the provisions of this article.
For the purpose of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this article:
ALTERNATE MEMBER
An individual appointed by the Town Board when a regular member is unable to participate on a matter before the respective Board, as provided herein.
MEMBER
An individual appointed by the Town Board to serve on the Town Planning Board or the Zoning Board of Appeals pursuant to the provisions of the local law or ordinance which first established such Board.
PLANNING BOARD
The Planning Board of the Town of Irondequoit established by the Town Board, pursuant to the provisions of § 271 of the Town Law.
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Irondequoit established by the Town Board, pursuant to the provisions of § 267 of the Town Law.
A. 
The Town Board of the Town of Irondequoit hereby enacts this article to provide a process for appointing "alternate" members of the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals. These individuals would serve when members are absent or unable to participate on an application or matter before the respective Board.
B. 
The Town Board or other duly authorized appointing authority shall appoint alternate members for a term of three years, which term shall end on December 31 of the third year after the date of their appointment.
C. 
The Chairpersons of the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals may designate an alternate to substitute for a member when such member is unable to participate on an application or matter before the board. When so designated, the alternate member shall have the same powers and responsibilities of such member of the Board. Such designation shall be entered into the minutes of the initial Planning Board/Zoning Board of Appeals meeting at which the substitution is made.
D. 
All provisions of state law relating to Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals member eligibility, vacancy in office, removal, compatibility of office and service on other boards, as well as any provisions of a local law/local ordinance relating to training, continuing education, compensation and attendance, shall also apply to alternate members.
A. 
This article is hereby adopted pursuant to the provisions of § 10 of the New York State Municipal Home Rule Law and § 10 of the New York State Statute of Local Governments. It is the intent of the Town Board, pursuant to § 10 of the New York State Municipal Home Rule Law, to supersede any inconsistencies between this article and § 271 of the Town Law relating to the appointment of alternate members to Town Planning Boards and § 267 of Town Law relating to the appointment of alternate members to Town Zoning Board of Appeals.
B. 
This article shall be deemed to supersede and repeal any other local laws to the extent therein is inconsistent herewith. Nothing herein shall be deemed to be a waiver or restriction upon any rights and powers available to the Town of Irondequoit to further regulate the subject matter of this article.