[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Mamaroneck 6-30-1986 as L.L. No. 4-1986 (Ch. 15A of 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to further the common interests of the Town of Mamaroneck and the Village of Larchmont and the coastal zone by establishing a Coastal Zone Management Commission to monitor and coordinate the implementation of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program of the Town of Mamaroneck and the Village of Larchmont.
The Coastal Zone Management Commission shall be a bimunicipal commission established and appointed by the Town Board of the Town of Mamaroneck and the Village Board of the Village of Larchmont.
Editor's Note: By resolution adopted 8-6-1986, the Town Board established the Coastal Zone Management Commission.
The Commission shall consist of 11 members, five of whom are appointed by the Village of Larchmont Village Board and five of whom are appointed by the Town of Mamaroneck Town Board. The 11th member, who shall be the Chair, shall be appointed by the Mayor of the Village of Larchmont and the Supervisor of the Town of Mamaroneck.
The term of office of Commission members shall be for a period of three years, except the Chair, who shall be appointed for a one-year term. However, the first Commission shall consist of three members appointed for three years, four members appointed for two years and four members appointed for one year.
Each member appointed by the village shall be a resident of the village, and each member appointed by the Town shall be a resident of the unincorporated area of the town, with the Chair residing in either the village or the town. Members shall be chosen for their demonstrated knowledge, ability and readiness to serve the Commission in the functions described in this chapter and with due regard for maintaining among the membership a range of special aptitudes and expertise in areas relevant to the work of the Commission.
Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.
The Commission, subject to prior budget appropriations by each municipality, may incur necessary expenses for the carrying out of its duties, the costs to be borne equally by the municipalities.
[Amended 1-22-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003]
The Commission shall normally hold its regular meetings at no more than one-month intervals; however, the Chair may call a special meeting of the Commission by giving at least seven days' notice in writing to the other members of the time and place where the special meeting will be held.
Notice of each of the Commission's regular meetings shall be posted by the Town Clerk on the signboard which the Town Clerk is required to maintain pursuant to § 30(6) of the New York Town Law no less than seven days prior to the date of that meeting. Notice of any special meeting of the Commission shall be posted by the Town Clerk on that same signboard no less than four days prior to the date of that meeting.
The Commission shall appoint a Secretary to record the minutes of its meetings, copies of which shall be filed with the Village Clerk and the Town Clerk for distribution to the public upon request.
The Commission shall monitor and coordinate the implementation of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, its policies and projects, and in furtherance thereof it shall:
Advise the two municipal governments on implementation priorities, work assignments, timetables and budgetary requirements for the implementation of the program.
Consult with the appropriate agencies, boards, commissions, departments and staff of the two municipalities and, where appropriate, render opinions on proposed actions in order to ensure implementation of the program and consistency of their actions with the program.
Maintain a liaison with related municipal bodies, including but not limited to the Town and Village Planning and Zoning Boards and the Conservation Advisory Commission, and with appropriate civic groups to ensure the implementation of the program.
Monitor and, where appropriate, recommend action by the Town and/or village with regard to planned actions by state or federal agencies within the coastal zone in order to ensure consistency with the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.
Subject to approval of the Town and/or village, make application for appropriate funding or other assistance in furtherance of projects under the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.
Develop and maintain a liaison with neighboring municipalities and with state and county governments with a view towards strengthening and developing cooperation in and common management of shared drainage basins for flood control and other purposes.
Make an annual report, in addition to such other reports as the Commission may, from time to time, feel are necessary, to the Town Board and the Village Board on the activities of the Commission, progress achieved and problems encountered during the year and recommendations on such actions as the Commission considers necessary for the further implementation of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan.
Make and prepare, subject to the approval of the Town Board and the Village Board, such reports and communications concerning the program to the Department of State and other agencies of the State of New York and County of Westchester and to other municipalities by or on behalf of the two municipal governments as may be appropriate or required.
Perform such other functions with regard to the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and the coastal zone as may, from time to time, be assigned by the Town Board and Village Board.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter or of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, no powers, duties or functions are conferred by it on the Coastal Zone Management Commission other than those set forth herein, and no provisions of the program shall be construed as altering or diminishing the powers, duties and functions of the existing Municipal Planning and Zoning Boards or any other agency, commission or committee of the Village of Larchmont or the Town of Mamaroneck.
This chapter shall become effective upon the appointment of 11 members to the Commission as provided for in this chapter.