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Village of Monroe, NY
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Monroe 12-4-1990 by L.L. No. 6-1990.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Planning Board — Se Ch. 56.
Zoning — See Ch. 200.
Editor's Note: L.L. Nos. 5-2017 and 6-2017, both adopted 6-13-2017, redesignated §§ 200-96 and 200-96.1 of Ch. 200, Zoning, to be this new Chapter 57.
Creation. There shall be a Zoning Board of Appeals of five members and an additional two alternate members, pursuant to the provisions of § 7-712 of the Village Law.
[Amended 7-17-2007 by L.L. No. 4-2007; 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017]
Residency. Every member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, at the time of his/her appointment and throughout his/her term of office, shall be a resident of the Village.
Vacancies. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the Mayor for the unexpired term.[1]
[Amended 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection D, Officers, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017.
Chairperson. The Mayor, subject to the approval of Village Board of Trustees, shall designate a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals to act as Chairperson pursuant to the provisions of § 7-712 of the Village Law.
[Added 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017]
Employees and expenses. The Village Board of Trustees shall have the power and authority to employ legal counsel and such other experts and staff, including a secretary or clerk (who is not a member of the Board and whose salary is to be fixed by the Village Board of Trustees), to serve the Zoning Board of Appeals (upon the request and recommendation of that Board), and to pay for their services and such other expenses as may be necessary and proper, not exceeding, in all, the appropriation that may be made for such Board.
[Added 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017[2]]
Editor's Note: This local law also redesignated original Subsections E through G as Subsections F through H, respectively.
Quorum. No hearing or meeting of the Board shall be held nor any action taken in the absence of a quorum. A quorum shall consist of at least three members of the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Voting. All matters before the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be decided by a roll-call vote. Decisions on any matter before the Board shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the entire membership. A tie vote, or a favorable vote by a lesser number than the required majority, shall be considered a rejection of the matter under consideration.
Conflict of interest. No member of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall sit in a hearing or vote on any matter in which he/she possesses a conflict of interest. Said member shall not be counted by the Board in establishing the quorum for such matter.
[Added 7-17-2007 by L.L. No. 4-2007]
Appointment. Alternate members of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, for fixed terms.
Duties and responsibilities. Alternate members of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall have all duties and responsibilities set forth in Village Law § 7-712 and shall substitute for regular Board member(s) who are unable to participate because of a conflict of interest.
Term of office. The term of office of each alternate shall be four years; the first year of such term shall be deemed to expire on June 1, following the alternate member's appointment.
Vacancy. In the event an alternate position shall become vacant for any reason, a successor shall be appointed to fill the vacancy until the next June 1, at which time the alternate member shall commence his or her four-year term.