[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Lyons. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to Town Law § 271, the Town Board hereby establishes the Town of Lyons Planning Board, which shall consist of five members, who shall be appointed by the Town Board by resolution. The Town Board shall also designate one said member as Chairperson. Planning Board members, alternates and the Chair shall be subject to reappointment at the annual organizational meeting.
There shall be two alternate Planning Board member positions for purposes of substituting for a member in the event such member is unable to participate because of a conflict of interest. The Town Board shall appoint the alternate members, who are reappointed annually at the Town organizational meeting.
The Chairperson of the Planning Board may designate an alternate member to substitute for a member when such member is unable to participate because of a conflict of interest on an application or matter before the Planning Board. When so designated, the alternate member shall possess all the powers and responsibilities of such member of the Planning Board. Such designation shall be entered into the minutes of the initial Planning Board meeting at which the substitution is made.
All provisions of this chapter relating to Planning Board member training and continuing education, attendance, conflicts of interest, compensation, eligibility, vacancy in office, removal, and service on other boards shall also apply to alternate members.
Each member of the Planning Board shall complete, at a minimum, four hours of training each year designed to enable such members to more effectively carry out their duties. Training received by a member in excess of four hours in any one year may be carried over by the member into succeeding years in order to meet the requirements of this section. Such training shall be approved by the Town Board and may include, but not be limited to, training provided by a municipality, regional or county planning office or commission, county planning federation, state agency, statewide municipal association, college or other similar entity. Training may be provided in a variety of formats, including, but not limited to, electronic media, video, distance learning and traditional classroom training. To be eligible for reappointment to such Board, such member shall have completed the training promoted by the Town pursuant to this section.
The Planning Board shall have the following powers and duties:
To review and make recommendations on a proposed Town Comprehensive Plan or amendment thereto.
To make investigations, maps, reports and recommendations in connection therewith relating to the planning and development of the Town as it seems desirable, provided the total expenditures of said Board shall not exceed the appropriations provided therefor.
To recommend to the Town Board regulations relating to any subject matter over which the Planning Board has jurisdiction under this chapter or any other statute, or under any local law or ordinance of the Town. Adoption of any such recommendations by the Town Board shall be by local law or ordinance.
To review, advise, or act on all matters as otherwise authorized under the laws of the State of New York and/or the Town of Lyons.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or article of this chapter shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such determination shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section or article thereof directly involved in the proceeding in which such adjudication shall have been rendered.