Town of DeWitt, NY
Onondaga County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of DeWitt 12-10-2007 by L.L. No. 6-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Conservation Commission — See Ch. 8.
Department of Development and Operations — See Ch. 15.
Commission for Economic Development — 
See Ch. 18.
Environmental quality review — See Ch. 83.
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 94.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 164.
Zoning — See Ch. 192.
A. 
Regular meetings. The Board shall hold regular meetings at 7:00 p.m. at the DeWitt Town Hall on the second and fourth Thursday of each month unless adjusted for holidays. The Board shall make available the schedule of meetings for the calendar year at the beginning of the year. All meetings are open to the public.
B. 
Agenda meetings. The Board may hold an agenda meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the DeWitt Town Hall on the Tuesday before the Thursday regular meeting. There may be work sessions with applicants on specific projects after the agenda meeting. All meetings are open to the public.
The order of business at a regular meeting shall be:
A. 
Approval of prior meeting's minutes and resolutions.
B. 
Report of any agenda or other meetings since the last scheduled meeting.
C. 
The items as listed on the agenda.
(1) 
The order of agenda items may be changed at the discretion of the Chairman.
(2) 
Scheduled public hearings shall be held as close to the published time as practicable but no earlier than the scheduled time.
D. 
Discussion of items listed on the agenda.
E. 
Administrative resolutions or discussions as requested or required by the Board not specifically named on the agenda in advance.
A. 
Any party may appear at a hearing in person or by an attorney or other representative. Each speaker or participant in the hearing shall first state his name and address and particular interest, if any.
B. 
Subject to modifications as the Chairman may deem appropriate at any particular hearing and to his rulings on matters of order, relevancy, repetition and time, the procedure at hearings shall be as follows:
(1) 
Call to order and identification of hearing. This shall include an explanation by the Board of the procedure for the application before it.
(2) 
Proof that the notice of hearing was published in accordance with any applicable statute or regulation shall be given. The reading of the entire notice so published is not required unless requested by any person in attendance at the hearing.
(3) 
Presentation of case by proponents.
(4) 
Questions and/or comments from the Board.
(5) 
Presentation or comments by any person in attendance.
(6) 
All questions and comments shall be directed to the Board by those in attendance. The Board may elect to answer any questions or direct them to the applicant.
(7) 
The proponents may rebut any comments.
(8) 
Close or continuation of hearing.
A. 
The Chairman shall approve the agenda items for the meetings.
B. 
The Chairman shall preside at the meetings or shall in advance of the meeting appoint another Board member to preside in his absence.
C. 
The meeting shall begin promptly at the scheduled time or as soon thereafter as a quorum of members is present.
D. 
All meetings are open to the public. Public input is sought and appreciated.
E. 
In presiding over meetings, the Chairman is charged with the orderly conduct of the meeting and may limit presentation or discussion in the interests of promoting relevancy, order or timeliness and reducing repetition.
These rules are primarily for the convenience and guidance of the Board, and departure from them, except as to matters regulated by statute or ordinance, shall not invalidate any action of the Board.