[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of New Hyde Park 12-4-2001 by L.L. No. 6-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as and cited as the "Planning Board Law of the Incorporated Village of New Hyde Park."
The Planning Board of the Village of New Hyde Park is hereby authorized and empowered to:
Report on any proposed final action to be taken by the Board of Trustees to change or add to the Official Map of the Village so as to create or abandon streets, highways or parks or to change the Village Zoning Map or the Village Code provisions on zoning and related matters when requested by the Board of Trustees.
Report on any proposed final action by the Board of Trustees to adopt or change any map of the Village or any part thereof relating to extensions or relocations into new areas of primary elements of the storm drainage or sanitary sewerage systems or the water distribution pipe system, but excluding replacements or reinforcements to meet operating problems when requested by the Board of Trustees.
Report on any proposed final action by the Board of Trustees with respect to the location and site plan for public buildings and the location and development of bridges, statues or monuments, parking areas, parks, parkways, squares, playgrounds or recreation grounds or public open spaces in the Village when requested by the Board of Trustees.
Approve plats showing lots, blocks or sites, with or without streets or highways, and to conditionally approve preliminary plats.
Approve subdivision applications submitted pursuant to Village Law § 7-728.
Advertise and hold public hearings when the Planning Board desires or when required by law or by the Planning Board's rules and regulations.
Consider changes to the rules and regulations relating to any subject matter over which the Planning Board has jurisdiction, after a public hearing. Recommendations for changes to the rules and regulations shall be made to the Board of Trustees, and adoption shall be by local law.
Make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on monetary payments in lieu of land donations in new subdivisions, pursuant to Village Law § 7-730, Subdivision 4(c).
Require such performance bonds, letters of credit, insurance and warranties as may be provided for under Article 7 of the Village Law.
Subject to the advance approval of the Board of Trustees, employ experts, clerks and a secretary and to pay for the services and such other expenses as may be necessary and proper, not exceeding in all the appropriations, which may be made for the Planning Board by the Board of Trustees.
Impose such reasonable conditions and safeguards as it may deem appropriate in connection with the approval of any application.
Consider and report on such other matters as may from time to time be referred to the Planning Board by the Board of Trustees.
Perform an architectural and preliminary site review of all land developed and all structures erected pursuant to Chapter 6 of the Village Code.
Exercise such further powers as may be delegated by resolution or local law adopted or enacted by the Board of Trustees or conferred on planning boards by state law.
There shall be a Planning Board of five members, pursuant to the provisions of the Village Law. Each member shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.
The term of each member of the Planning Board shall be five official years. If a vacancy shall occur otherwise than by the expiration of term, it shall be filled by appointment by the Mayor for the unexpired term. At the time of creation of the Planning Board, one member shall be appointed for a one-year term, one member shall be appointed for a two-year term, one member shall be appointed for a three-year term, one member shall be appointed for a four-year term, and one member shall be appointed for a five-year term.
The Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, may appoint not more than three alternate members of the Planning Board. Each such alternate member shall attend meetings of the Planning Board and participate in its deliberations but shall vote only in the event that a member of the Planning Board is absent or otherwise unable to act with respect to a particular matter. When acting pursuant to the authority provided hereby, such alternate member shall have all of the rights and privileges of a member of the Planning Board. This subsection is adopted pursuant to the authority granted by § 10, Subdivision 1(e)(3), of the Municipal Home Rule Law and shall supersede any provision of the Village Law which is inconsistent herewith.
The Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, shall each year designate one member of the Planning Board as Chair, who shall serve until the commencement of the next official year of the Village or until a successor shall have been designated and qualified. The Chair shall have the duties and powers set forth in § 7-718 of the Village Law. This subsection is adopted pursuant to the authority granted by § 10, Subdivision 1(e)(3), of the Municipal Home Rule Law and shall supersede any provision of the Village Law which is inconsistent herewith.
In making appointments to the Planning Board, the Mayor and Board of Trustees may require Planning Board members to complete training and continuing education courses.
The Planning Board, by majority vote of its members, shall be authorized to appoint a Secretary to the Planning Board subject to a salary and benefit appointment by the Board of Trustees.
[Amended 10-4-2011 by L.L. No. 2-2011]