Interpretation and application, of the provisions of this chapter shall be held to be minimal requirements, adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety, or the general welfare. Whenever the requirements of this chapter differ with the requirements of any other lawfully adopted rules, regulations, or law, the most restrictive, or that imposing the higher standards shall govern.
Should any section or provisions of this chapter be decided by the courts to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the chapter as a whole or any part thereof other than the part so decided to be unconstitutional or invalid.
The Village Board may amend or repeal provisions of this chapter after appropriate public notice and hearing, as specifically as provided for in §§ 7-706 and 7-708 of New York State Village Law.
The Village Board shall establish the time and place of the public hearing on the proposed amendment, and notice shall be given as follows:
By publishing a notice at least 10 days prior to the hearing in a paper of general circulation in the Village;
At least 10 days prior to the date of the public hearing written notice of any proposed amendments affecting property within 500 feet of the following shall be served personally or by mail by the Village upon each person or persons as listed below:
The property of the housing authority erecting or owning a housing project authorized under Public Housing Law; upon the executive director of such housing authority and the chief executive officer of the municipality providing financial assistance thereto;
The boundary of a city, village, or town: upon the Clerk thereof;
The boundary of a county: upon the Clerk of the Board;
The boundary of a state park or parkway: upon the regional state park commission having jurisdiction.
The proposed amendments shall be referred to the Jefferson County Planning Board for their recommendation as required under General Municipal Law § 239-m.
In case of a protest against the amendment, a signed petition by the owners of 20% or more of the area of land included in such proposed change, or of an adverse recommendation by the County Planning Board, the vote of the Village Board must have a majority plus one in favor to adopt the amendments.
This chapter shall take effect after filing with the New York Secretary of State by the provision of the Municipal Home Rule Law.