[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Southampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-12-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997]
Prior to August 2, 1995, § 7-738(2) of the Village Law empowered the Board of Trustees to grant cluster development authorization to the Planning Board by resolution specifying the lands to which cluster development may be applicable. The courts interpreted such language to mean that such authorization may be granted for a particular parcel of land. As amended by Chapter 417 of the Laws of 1995, effective August 2, 1995, § 7-738(2)(a) of the Village Law empowers the Board of Trustees to grant cluster development authorization to the Planning Board by local law specifying the zoning districts in which cluster development may be applicable. It is not clear from such language whether such authorization may still be granted for a particular parcel of land. If and to the extent that § 7-738(2)(a) of the Village Law does not empower the Board of Trustees to grant cluster development authorization to the Planning Board for a particular parcel of land, this local law is intended to amend § 7-738(2)(a) of the Village Law in its application to the Village of Southampton so that such authorization may be granted for a particular parcel of land. Section 7-738(2)(a) of the Village Law is hereby amended in its application to the Village of Southampton by adding the following provision at the end thereof, to wit: Such local law may specify the lands to which cluster development may be applicable, may authorize the Planning Board to approve a cluster development for a particular parcel of land, and may provide that such authorization shall be limited to the particular parcel of land therein specified.
[Adopted 9-13-2018 by L.L. No. 11-2018]
The Planning Board was established by the Village Board on June 3, 1927. The organization and general procedures of the Planning Board shall be in accordance with the provisions of § 7-718 of the New York Village Law.
The Planning Board shall consist of five members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Village Board. The terms of office shall be in accordance with the provisions of § 7-718 of the New York Village Law.
The Village Board shall designate the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Planning Board. Such designation shall be for one official year of the Village and shall expire at the end of each official year. During the absence, disability or disqualification of the Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson shall perform all the duties, exercise the powers and be subject to all of the responsibilities of the Chairperson. The designation of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson may be withdrawn at the pleasure of the Village Board. The duties of the Chairperson shall be as follows:
To preside at all meetings.
To postpone meetings due to inclement weather and to call special meetings.
To sign, together with the administrative support personnel of the Village Clerk or Building Department, all official documents of the Planning Board.
To see that all reports, documents, and actions of the Planning Board are properly made, executed, filed or taken, as the case may be, in accordance with law and regulations of the Planning Board.
To serve as liaison to the Village Board and other boards of the Village.
All members of the Planning Board, including alternate members, shall be required to meet the training and continuing education requirements as established by law and the Village Board.
For the purposes of substituting for a member of the Planning Board in the event that such member is unable to participate because of a conflict of interest or is otherwise unavailable, the Mayor may appoint one or more alternate members subject to the approval of the Village Board, with any such appointment for a term of one year from the date of appointment. Any designation of an alternate member in replacement of a member on a particular case shall be made by the Chairperson of the Planning Board and shall be entered in the minutes.