Pursuant to Article 7 of the Village Law of the State of New York, there shall be a Planning Board.
The Planning Board shall consist of five members. The members of the Planning Board shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. All such appointments shall not exceed a term of five years.
The Chairperson of the Planning Board shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. The term of the Chairperson shall be one official year, and shall be appointed each year at the organizational meeting of the Board of Trustees. In the absence of a Chairperson, the Planning Board may designate a member to serve as Acting Chairperson.
[Amended 11-6-2019 by L.L. No. 5-2019]
The Planning Board shall hold at least one regular meeting each month if there is pending business to be addressed by the Planning Board, and shall hold such executive sessions and public hearings as deemed necessary or as may be called by the Chairman. No action of the Planning Board shall be valid unless authorized by a majority vote of the fully constituted Planning Board, regardless of absences or vacancies. If there are no applications or pending business, the Planning Board shall not be required to meet.
Members of the Planning Board shall be removable by the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees, after a public hearing, by a vote of the majority of the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees.
Vacancies on the Planning Board shall be filled by the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees for the unexpired term of the member whose term becomes vacant.
The Planning Board shall from time to time adopt rules and regulations for the transaction of business and shall keep a record of its resolutions, transactions, findings and determinations, which shall be a public record.
The Planning Board shall have full power and authority to make such investigations, maps and reports and recommendations relating to the planning and development of the Village, provided that the total expenditures of said Board shall not exceed the appropriation of expenses.
The Planning Board of the Village of Brewster is authorized and empowered to approve, approve with modifications or disapprove:
Site plans in accordance with local law XXX.
Subdivision plats in accordance with [TBD] local law XXX
Changes in the lines of existing streets, highways or public areas shown on subdivision plats or maps filed in the Putnam County Clerk's office.
The laying out, closing off or abandonment of streets, highways or public areas under the provisions of the Village Law and Highway Law.
The Planning Board may require the posting of performance bonds or letters of credit in accordance with § 7-730 of the Village Law of the State of New York.
The Village of Brewster Board of Trustees may refer any matter or class of matters to the Planning Board, before final action, for a report to be submitted within a reasonable amount of time as fixed by the Board.