Village of Southampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Southampton 10-11-2001 by L.L. No. 10-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Board — See Ch. 19.
Zoning — See Ch. 116.
On March 10, 2000, the Board of Trustees adopted a comprehensive plan entitled "Village of Southampton Comprehensive Plan," pursuant to § 7-722 of the Village Law. The Board of Trustees finds that, in order to promote the public health, safety and general welfare, it is appropriate to create a Village Planning Commission for the purpose of making recommendations to the Board of Trustees with respect to implementing such comprehensive plan and achieving the goals and objectives identified therein.
A. 
There is hereby created a Village Planning Commission, which shall consist of eight members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Trustees.
[Amended 7-11-2002 by L.L. No. 2-2002; 3-25-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003; 10-6-2005 by L.L. No. 6-2005]
B. 
The term of office of each member of the Planning Commission shall be three official years, except as hereinafter provided. The terms of members of the Planning Commission appointed during the official year which begins July 1, 2002, shall be so fixed that the term of two members shall expire at the end of such official year (the current official year), that the terms of two members shall expire at the end of the next official year (one year after the end of the current official year), and that the terms of two members shall expire at the end of the next official year (two years after the end of the current official year). The terms of the two additional members of the Planning Commission appointed during the official year that begins July 1, 2005, shall be so fixed that the term of one additional member shall expire at the end of the official year that begins July 1, 2006, and that the term of the other additional member shall expire at the end of the official year that begins July 1, 2007. Succeeding appointments shall be made for terms of three official years. Vacancies occurring for any reason other than expiration of term shall be filled by appointment by the Mayor, with approval of the Board of Trustees, for the balance of the unexpired term.
[Amended 7-11-2002 by L.L. No. 2-2002; 3-25-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003; 10-6-2005 by L.L. No. 6-2005]
C. 
The Chairperson of the Planning Commission shall be designated by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Trustees. Such designation shall be for a term of one official year and shall expire at the end of each official year.
[Amended 7-11-2002 by L.L. No. 2-2002]
D. 
Meetings of the Planning Commission shall be held at the call of the Chairperson and at such other times as the Planning Commission may determine. All meetings of the Planning Commission shall be open to the public.
E. 
The Planning Commission may adopt such rules of procedure as it may deem necessary to the proper exercise of its powers and duties.
F. 
The Board of Trustees may remove any member of the Planning Commission for cause after a public hearing.
[Amended 7-11-2002 by L.L. No. 2-2002]
The powers and duties of the Planning Commission shall include the following:
A. 
Making recommendations to the Board of Trustees with respect to implementing the Comprehensive Plan.
B. 
Making recommendations to the Board of Trustees with respect to achieving the goals and objectives identified in the Comprehensive Plan.
C. 
Making recommendations to the Board of Trustees with respect to proposed amendments to the Village Code, including the Zoning Code (Chapter 116) and other chapters of the Village Code.
D. 
Making recommendations to the Board of Trustees with respect to matters referred to the Planning Commission by the Board of Trustees.
E. 
Conducting studies and holding public hearings with respect to matters identified in the Comprehensive Plan, matters relating to the Comprehensive Plan and other matters relating to its powers and duties.