City of Rochester, NY
Monroe County
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[§ 1, L.L. No. 1-1972; repealed by L.L. No. 13-1974]
[§ 3, L.L. No. 4-1980; §§ 2, 3, L.L. No. 5-1980; § 1, L.L. No. 9-1984;[1] § 3, L.L. No. 8-1985; § 1, L.L. No. 1-2006]
A. 
Civil Service Commission. There is hereby establish a Municipal Civil Service Commission to be known as the "Civil Service Commission of the City of Rochester" (hereinafter referred to in this section as the "Commission"). Such Commission shall be comprised of five members, one of whom shall serve as Chair. The Chair of the Commission shall be elected annually by majority vote of the members. The appointments of such members of the Commission shall be by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by City Council, for terms of six years, except that for members first appointed, the terms shall be as provided by law. Not more than three of such members shall at any time be adherents of the same political party. The members of the Commission shall not be removed from office, except for cause determined after public hearing as required by law. The Commission shall have all the powers and shall perform all the duties which may be conferred or imposed upon it by or pursuant to law.
B. 
Executive Secretary to the Civil Service Commission. There shall be a position of Executive Secretary to the Civil Service Commission, who shall be appointed by the Mayor. The Executive Secretary shall, on behalf and under the supervision of the Commission, have the responsibility for the administration of the Civil Service Law and the establishment of a merit system, including competitive examination, for positions in the classified service under the jurisdiction of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Rochester. The Executive Secretary may appoint, with the approval of the Mayor, and to the extent provided within the operating budget, such subordinates and assistants as may be required to perform the responsibilities of the office, and, with the approval of the Commission, such examination proctors as may be required to supervise the conducting of examinations. The Executive Secretary shall perform such additional functions as determined by the Mayor.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law was approved at referendum 11-6-1984 and took effect 1-1-1986.
[L.L. No. 7-1975; L.L. No. 3-1977; L.L. No. 1-1978; L.L. No. 6-1978; L.L. No. 10-1978, L.L. No. 16-1978; §§ 1, 2, L.L. No. 9-1980; § 1, L.L. No. 9-1984;[2] § 8, L.L. No. 4-1985; § 1, L.L. No. 3-1987; § 1, L.L. No. 1-1989; § 1, L.L. No. 7-1991; § 1, L.L. No. 6-2008]
A. 
The name of Commission and purpose. There is hereby created an Environmental Commission to be known as the "Rochester Environmental Commission" (hereinafter called the "Commission") to enhance the environment of the City of Rochester.
B. 
Membership; appointment.
(1) 
The Commission shall consist of seven members who shall be residents of the City of Rochester. Members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by City Council.
(2) 
The Commission shall elect its Chairperson.
(3) 
The members of the Commission shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be entitled, to the extent of available funds appropriated therefor, to reimbursement for reasonable expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties.
C. 
Term of office: vacancies. The term of office of each member shall be three years. Vacancies on the Commission shall be filled by appointment by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by City Council, for the balance of the unexpired term.
D. 
Operations. The Commission shall meet as business requires, and these meetings shall be open to the public. The Commission shall adopt rules and procedures for its meetings and shall keep accurate records of meetings and activities. An annual report shall be filed by the Commission with the City Council on or before December 31 of each year.
Upon acceptance of this report by the City Council, the report shall be forwarded to the State Department of Environmental Conservation. Prior to January 1 of each year, the Commission shall submit to City Council for its approval a proposed work program for the next year.
E. 
Responsibilities. The Commission shall have the following responsibilities:
(1) 
Environmental advisor. The Commission, upon specific written request from the President of the Council, the Mayor, the City Council or any City board or commission, shall act as an environmental advisor on those specific matters contained in those requests.
(2) 
Open space inventory and map. The Commission shall prepare and maintain an inventory and map of all open space areas within the City as prescribed in Article 12-F of the New York State General Municipal Law. Such open space areas shall include but not be limited to shorelines, marshlands, drainageways, other wetlands, areas of unique plant or animal life, scenic sites and areas of steep slope within the City.
(3) 
Environmental impact statements. When the City is reviewing and commenting upon a draft environmental impact statement which was prepared by a governmental agency other than the City, the Commission shall review the draft environmental impact statement and submit its comments to the agency responsible for preparing the final environmental impact statement. The Commission may also present its comments at a public hearing on the draft environmental impact statement.
When any approval by the City of an action is required for an action proposed by a governmental agency other than the City, and when that action is the subject of a draft environmental impact statement, the Commission may make a recommendation to the City body responsible for approving that action as to whether or not the action should be approved. This recommendation shall be deemed advisory only.
When any City department is preparing a draft or final environmental impact statement, the Commission may, upon the request of that City department, aid or assist in the preparation of the environmental impact statement.
The Commission shall hold a public hearing on any draft environmental impact statement for which the City is responsible, as indicated under the Rochester Environmental Review Ordinance.[3] The Commission shall submit a report to the City department which will prepare the final environmental impact statement summarizing all comments on the draft environmental impact statement and containing a recommendation for the disposition of each comment.
After holding a public hearing on a draft environmental impact statement, the Commission shall issue a report to the governmental unit responsible for approving and/or recommending the proposed action. This report shall contain the Commission's recommendation as to whether or not the proposed action should be approved or whether or not the proposed action could be modified to minimize expected environmental harm. This report shall be deemed advisory only.
[3]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 48, Environmental Review.
(4) 
Conduct studies. The deliberations, studies, actions, reports and requests for opinions of the Commission and the staff services provided to the Commission shall be limited exclusively to those matters, issues or questions specifically referred to the Commission under the terms of this local law and the Environmental Review Ordinance.
(5) 
To comment upon environmental assessments filed with the Commission pursuant to Chapter 48 of the Municipal Code. The Commission shall review and comment on complete applications referred under § 48-7D(6) of the Municipal Code. Such comments shall be forwarded within 15 business days to the referring agency.
(6) 
(Reserved)
(7) 
As provided in § 43A-16 of the Municipal Code, to act as the Coastal Erosion Hazard Board of Review and to have such jurisdiction and authority as provided by ordinance.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 12-12, Personnel Director shall act as Secretary to the Civil Service Commission, was repealed by L.L. No. 23-1970.
[2]
Editor's Note: This local law was approved at referendum 11-6-1984 and took effect 1-1-1986.
[L.L. No. 12-1975; § 5, L.L. No. 5-1981; § 1, L.L. No. 9-1984;[2] § 9, L.L. No. 4-1985; L.L. No. 8-1988; § 1, L.L. No. 10-2002; § 1, L.L. No. 5-2014]
There is hereby established a City Planning Commission which shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by City Council. They shall be residents of the City of Rochester. At all times, there shall be at least one (1) member residing in each City Council District, except that the failure to meet this requirement shall not affect the validity of any Commission action. The Mayor may appoint, subject to confirmation by City Council, up to three additional residents of the City of Rochester as alternate members, each of whom may serve as a member of the Commission when called upon to do so as a temporary replacement for a regular member who is unable to participate in any application or other matter.
A. 
Jurisdiction and authority. In addition to the jurisdiction conferred on it by other provisions of the Charter, codes and ordinances of the City, the Planning Commission shall have the following jurisdiction and authority to be exercised in accordance with specific provisions established in the Municipal Code of the City of Rochester:
(1) 
To prepare and recommend a Comprehensive Plan, including an Official Map, to the City Council.
(2) 
To review, prepare and recommend to the City Council changes in and amendments to the Official Street map and all other elements of the Comprehensive Plan.
(3) 
To review the Capital Improvement Program and proposed public projects for compliance with the plans of the City.
(4) 
To initiate, hear, review and offer its recommendations to the City Council on applications for amendment of the Zoning Code of the City of Rochester.
(5) 
To hear, review and offer its recommendations to the City Council on applications for planned development approval.
(6) 
To hear, review and finally decide applications for cluster development approval.
(7) 
To hear, review and finally decide applications for special permit use approval.
(8) 
To hear, review and finally decide referrals for site plan approval.
(9) 
To initiate, review and offer its recommendations on proposals for the establishment of Preservation Districts.
(10) 
To initiate, review and approve or disapprove proposals for the designation of landmarks and landmark sites.
(11) 
To approve, modify or disapprove a final plat in a proposed subdivision.
(12) 
To adopt neighborhood design guidelines.
(13) 
When requested, to aid and assist City Council and the departments and agencies of the City in planning specific projects.
(14) 
To review and report on any matter referred to it by the City Council or Mayor. All aspects and effects of such review and report shall be governed by the directions of the City Council or Mayor in making such referral.
(15) 
Upon reasonable, written request, to make its special knowledge and expertise available to any official, department, bureau, board, commission or agency of the City, county, state or federal governments to aid them in the performance of their respective duties relating to the planning and development of the City and its region.
(16) 
In furtherance of the above jurisdiction and authority, to make such investigations, maps and reports, and recommendations in connection therewith, relating to the planning and development of the City of Rochester as seem desirable to it; provided, however, that the expenditures of the Commission shall not exceed the amount appropriated therefor.
(17) 
In furtherance of the above jurisdiction and authority, and with the prior authorization of the Mayor, to employ such experts and other assistants as may be necessary or convenient to carry out its duties hereunder and to pay for their services and for other necessary and proper expenses; provided, however, that such expenditures shall not exceed such funds as may be appropriated for such purposes from time to time by the City Council.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 12-13, Chief Examiner, was repealed by L.L. No. 23-1970.
[2]
Editor's Note: This local law was approved at referendum 11-6-1984 and took effect 1-1-1986.
[§ 247, L.L. No. 4-1925; L.L. No. 10-1934; L.L. No. 4-1965; repealed by L.L. No. 8-1968]
[§ 248, L.L. No. 4-1925; repealed by L.L. No. 8-1968]
[Repealed by L.L. No. 4-1971]
[§ 1, L.L. No. 17-1974; § 1, L.L. No. 9-1984;[1] § 1, L.L. No. 5-1986; repealed by § 1, L.L. No. 6-1996]
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law was approved at referendum 11-6-1984 and took effect 1-1-1986.
[§ 248-(b), L.L. No. 4-1925 as added by L.L. No. 1-1954; L.L. No. 12-1970; L.L. No. 15-1970; repealed by L.L. No. 4-1971]
[§ 509, c. 755, L. 1907 as added by L.L. No. 6-1958; repealed by L.L. No. 10-1963]
[§ 510, c. 755, L. 1907 as added by L.L. No. 6-1958; repealed by L.L. No. 10-1963]
[L.L. No. 9-1978; § 1, L.L. No. 9-1984[1]]
A. 
There is hereby established an Insurance Committee which shall consist of three members appointed by the Mayor. They shall be knowledgeable in the procurement of insurance services but shall not be agents or representatives of any insurance provider and shall serve for periods or terms determined by the Mayor.
B. 
The Mayor shall designate one member of the Committee to be Chairperson.
C. 
Representatives of the Department of Finance, the Law Department and the Safety Office shall be required to attend each meeting of the Committee.
D. 
The Committee shall review and make appropriate recommendations, as required, concerning all aspects of the City's insurance program, including types, amounts and limits of coverage, exclusions, premiums, commissions and providers.
E. 
The Committee shall by August 31 of each year submit to the Mayor for presentation to the City Council a report of the results of the City's insurance program for the preceding fiscal year. This report shall include a description of each City insurance policy, the name of the insurer(s), the amounts paid as premiums on each policy, the amount and name of the recipient of any commissions and such other information as may be required by the Mayor or the City Council.
F. 
The members of the Committee shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to reimbursements from the City for all other necessary and proper expenses related to the performance of their duties; provided, however, that such expenditures are approved by the Mayor and do not exceed the appropriations established by the City Council for such purposes.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law was approved at referendum 11-6-1984 and took effect 1-1-1986.