[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Poughkeepsie 8-2-2000 by L.L. No. 14-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the provisions of § 44-0119 of the Environmental Conservation Law of the State of New York, the Town of Poughkeepsie hereby adopts the statement of land use policies, principles and guides entitled "Greenway Connections: Greenway Compact Program and Guides for Dutchess County Communities" (hereinafter referred to as "Greenway Connections"), by which action the Town of Poughkeepsie becomes a participating community in the Greenway Compact.
Proposals to amend Greenway Connections may from time to time be made by the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council (hereinafter referred to as "Greenway Council") in response to requests from participating communities. Within 90 days of receipt of any such proposal from the Greenway Council, the Town Board of the Town of Poughkeepsie shall determine whether to accept or to reject such proposed amendment. Any proposed amendment so accepted shall be considered an amendment of Greenway Connections as adopted by the Town of Poughkeepsie. Any proposed amendment rejected by the Town Board will not be considered to be an amendment of Greenway Connections for the Town of Poughkeepsie, and notice of such rejection shall be provided to the Greenway Council.
It is the policy of the Town of Poughkeepsie that, to the extent that the Town amends its current, or enacts new, land use laws and regulations, such new or amended laws and regulations, whenever appropriate, will be designed to be consistent with Greenway Connections.