Town of Monroe, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Monroe 8-1-1947 by resolution. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Performance bonds (required for subdivision improvements) — See Ch. 36.
Zoning — See Ch. 57.
Subdivision of land regulations — See Ch. A65.
Zoning Board of Appeals, rules of — See Ch. A66.
The following named persons be, and hereby are, appointed a Planning Board for the Town of Monroe, to hold office for the terms set opposite their respective names:
Silas B. Patterson
5 years
Fred S. Florance
4 years
George C. Rogers
3 years
Edward M. O'Gorman, Jr.
2 years
Nathaniel J. McMahon
1 year
The above named persons shall have and possess all of the powers and perform all of the duties of a Planning Board specified in Article 16 of the Town Law or such other statute or statutes now in force or hereafter enacted prescribing the powers and duties of a Planning Board, and said Silas B. Patterson be, and hereby is, designated as Chairman of said Board.
[Added 3-15-2010 by L.L. No. 3-2010]
Pursuant to the provisions of § 271(6) of the Town Law, the membership of the Planning Board is hereby changed from five to seven. The sixth position on the Planning Board shall expire December 31, 2015, and the seventh position on the Planning Board shall expire December 31, 2016. Thereafter, each such position shall be for a term of seven years pursuant to the provisions of § 271(6) of the Town Law.
[Added 9-5-1947 by resolution]
Said Board be, and hereby is authorized and empowered to approve plats showing new streets or highways within that part of the town outside the limits of the incorporated Villages of Monroe and Harriman, pursuant to § 276 of the Town Law, for the purpose of providing for the future growth and development of the town and affording adequate facilities for the housing, transportation, distribution, comfort, convenience, safety, health and welfare of its population.
[Added 12-6-1957 by resolution].
The Planning Board of the Town of Monroe is hereby authorized to pass and approve the development of plats already filed in the office of the Clerk of the County of Orange, in cases where such plats are entirely or partially undeveloped. This authority is in addition to the previous authority granted to such Planning Board to approve plats showing new streets and highways.
[Added 7-3-1959 by resolution]
The Planning Board of the Town of Monroe is hereby authorized to approve plats showing lots, blocks or sites with or without streets or highways and approve the development of such plats already filed in the office of the Clerk of the County of Orange in cases where such plats are entirely or partially undeveloped. This authority is in addition to all previous authority granted to such Planning Board to approve plats showing new streets and highways.
[Added 10-9-1968 by resolution]
To enable and encourage flexibility of design and development of land in such a manner as to promote the most appropriate use of land, to facilitate the adequate and economical provision of streets and utilities and to preserve the natural and scenic qualities of open land, the Town Planning Board of the Town of Monroe be and it is hereby authorized and empowered, simultaneously with the approval of plats pursuant to Article 16 of the Town Law, to modify applicable provisions of Local Law No. 2 of the year 1965 of the Town of Monroe,[1] as amended from time to time, subject to the conditions set forth in § 281 of the Town Law. This authorization shall be applicable to all lands outside the limits of any incorporated village within the town which are zoned for residential purposes.
[1]
Editor's Note: Local Law No. 2, 1965, is the Zoning Local Law. See Ch. 57, Zoning.
[Added 4-16-2018 by L.L. No. 5-2018]
A. 
All members or alternate members appointed by the Town Board to the Planning Board shall regularly attend all meetings as scheduled.
B. 
If any member or alternate member is absent from three consecutive meetings and/or six meetings in any calendar year, such absences shall constitute cause for his or her removal from the Planning Board for noncompliance with the minimum requirements relating to meeting attendance.
C. 
Any member or alternate member who does not meet the minimum attendance requirements may be removed by the Town Board for cause. In the case of removal, said members shall be entitled to notice and a hearing before the Town Board, at their request, prior to said removal. The Board may use its discretion to strictly construe the attendance requirement should it choose, or may find good cause to excuse certain absences in determining whether to remove any members of the Planning Board under this section.
D. 
This section is hereby adopted pursuant to Town Law § 271.
[Added 4-16-2018 by L.L. No. 5-2018]
A. 
Pursuant to § 271 of the New York State Town Law, all members and alternate members of the Planning Board shall complete, at a minimum, four hours of training each year, which shall be approved by resolution of the Town Board.
B. 
All of other applicable provisions relating to training as set forth in § 271 of the New York State Town Law are hereby incorporated herein.
C. 
Any member or alternate member who does not meet the minimum training requirements may be removed by the Town Board for cause. In the case of removal, said members shall be entitled to notice and a hearing before the Town Board, at their request, prior to said removal. The Board may use its discretion to strictly construe the training requirement should it choose, or may find good cause to excuse certain absences in determining whether to remove any members of the Planning Board under this section.