[Amended 5-10-1993 by L.L. No. 4-1993]
The Commissioner of Planning and Development shall:
Prepare and update periodically, in consultation with the advisory Planning Board, a comprehensive master plan for the development of Dutchess County, which shall include the highways, parks, parkways and sites for public buildings or works, including subservice facilities, in the acquisition, financing or construction of which the County has participated or may be called upon to participate, acquire, finance or construct. Such plan shall be submitted for approval to the County Legislature in the manner provided by § 239-d(2) of the General Municipal Law;
Collect and distribute, or cause to be collected and distributed, information relative to metropolitan, regional and community planning and zoning in Dutchess County;
Conduct research into business and industrial conditions in the County and the municipal subdivisions thereof, and seek to cooperate with official and unofficial bodies organized for such purposes;
Furnish the services of his/her department, when such services are requested, to communities within the County in matters pertaining to planning and zoning. The County Legislature may establish the charges to be made for such services;
Make recommendations concerning site plans, special permits, variances, adoption or amendment of zoning regulations, adoption or amendment of comprehensive plans pursuant to town, village or city law, and any other authorizations issued under provisions of a zoning or local law, upon referral from municipalities pursuant to § 239-m of the General Municipal Law; and
[Amended 10-10-2017 by L.L. No. 4-2017]
Prepare and submit to the County Executive annually, and on such date and on such forms as the County Executive shall prescribe, the information required by the County Executive in the preparation of the tentative County budget and capital program, and assist all units in the preparation of and development of information for their respective capital project requests, where such assistance is requested.
Each member of the County Planning Board shall continue to hold office for the balance of his/her respective term, at the conclusion of which the applicable appointive provisions of the Charter and this Code shall become effective. Members of the advisory Planning Board shall be appointed in the manner and for the term provided in Section 12.03 of the Charter. The advisory Planning Board shall elect annually a Chair, Vice-Chair and a Secretary from among its members. Meetings of the advisory Planning Board shall be held at least quarterly at the call of the Chair of such Board, or the Commissioner of Planning and Development, on three days' written notice mailed to the last known address of such Board members. Vacancies occurring other than by expiration of term shall be filled for the balance of the term remaining in the same manner and by the same appointing authority as the original appointment.
[Added 4-8-2013 by L.L. No. 4-2013]
The Commissioner of Planning and Development shall have the authority to administer solid waste management for the County of Dutchess and toward that end may delegate the following responsibilities to the Deputy Commissioner for Solid Waste Management:
Responsibility for the development and implementation of the Local Solid Waste Management Plan as adopted by the County of Dutchess as the planning unit;
Supervision of the issuance of permits and licenses as may be required of haulers and such other commercial enterprises engaged in the business of the collection and sanitary disposal of solid waste, recycling and composting within the County;
Have jurisdiction, administer, maintain, manage and exercise direction and control over any solid waste management facilities which the County may own, operate or manage;
Be responsible for regularly providing the County Executive with an economic analysis of the cost to the County of the management of solid waste, with appropriate recommendations regarding the same;
Supervise such employees as may be hired by the County to facilitate the acceptance, hauling, processing and disposing of solid waste generated within the County;
Recommend for adoption by the County Legislature such rules and regulations for the handling, hauling and disposal of solid waste within the County and affixing penalties for the violation thereof;
Be responsible for and have the duty of maintaining liaison with all County, state and federal agencies and for the compliance with all rules and regulations of such agencies in reference to the disposal of solid waste within Dutchess County.