[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hampton 9-19-1952 (Ch. 44 of the 1971 Code); amended in its entirety 7-27-2007 by L.L. No. 14-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be a Village Planning Board appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, which Board shall consist of five members. The terms of the members of the Board first appointed shall be one, two, three, four and five years from and after their appointment. Their successors shall be appointed for the term of five years from and after the expiration of the term of their predecessors in office. If a vacancy occurs otherwise than by expiration of term, it shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. Any official of the Village on such Board shall not, by reason of membership thereon, forfeit his right to exercise the powers, perform the duties or receive the compensation of municipal office held by him during such membership. The Mayor shall have the authority to remove any member of such Board for cause and after a public hearing.
Editor's Note: On March 16, 2007, the Board of Trustees adopted a resolution requiring New York State mandated annual training for all Planning Board, Design Review Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals members. The resolution is on file in the office of the Village Clerk and available for public inspection during regular office hours.
Such members may receive compensation as the Board of Trustees may from time to time by resolution provide.
The Chairman of the Planning Board shall be designated by the Mayor, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, and on its failure to do so, shall be elected from and by the Planning Board's own members.
The Planning Board shall have the power and authority to employ experts and a staff and to pay for their services and such other expenses as may be necessary and proper, not exceeding in all the appropriation that may be made for such Board.
The Planning Board may recommend to the Village Board of Trustees regulations relating to any subject matter over which the Planning Board has jurisdiction under this article or any other statute or local law of the Village. Adoption of any such recommendation by the Village Board of Trustees shall be by local law.
The Planning Board shall prepare and may recommend to the Board of Trustees for adoption a Comprehensive Plan for the development of the entire area of the Village, which Comprehensive Plan shall show existing and proposed streets, bridges and tunnels and the approaches thereto, viaducts, parks, public reservations, roadways in parks, sites for public buildings and structures, zoning districts, pier heads and bulkhead lines, waterways and routes of public utilities and such other features existing and proposed as will provide for the protection and improvement of the Village and its future growth and development and will afford adequate facilities for the public housing, transportation, distribution, comfort, convenience, public health, safety and general welfare of its population. The Comprehensive Plan and all modifications thereof shall be on file in the office of the Planning Board and in the offices of the Village Engineer and Village Clerk.
The Planning Board may advertise and hold public hearings when it desires, notices of which hearings shall be advertised at least once in a newspaper of general circulation and in the Village and by posting a notice of hearing in at least three prominent places at least five days before each such hearing.
By authority of the Village Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of East Hampton, the Planning Board is authorized and empowered to approve plats showing lots, blocks or sites, with or without streets or highways, and to approve preliminary plats and to pass and approve on the development of plats already filed and to act on all subdivision applications as provided by Chapter 252 hereof.