The Town Board of the Town of Webster, Monroe County, New York, acting under the authority of the Town Law of the State of New York, hereby adopts and enacts this chapter as a comprehensive amendment and addition to the Webster Town Code, hereby repealing former § 225-107 and all the amendments thereto.
The purpose of this chapter is to promote and protect the public health, welfare, safety, morals and general welfare of the Town of Webster, in accordance with the general intent of the Comprehensive Plan, by regulating existing and proposed uses of land of all types within the Town. It is intended to protect property values, create a more attractive economic and business climate, enhance and protect the physical appearance of the community, preserve the scenic and natural beauty of designated areas and provide a more enjoyable and pleasing community.
The Town Board shall appoint a Planning Board of seven members, and shall have the authority to remove any member of such Planning Board for cause and after public hearing. The Board so appointed shall be known as the "Planning Board of the Town of Webster." The Town Board may also provide for compensation to be paid to the members of the Planning Board.
The members shall be appointed for terms of seven years each, such terms to expire on consecutive years, so that one seven-year appointment is made each calendar year. Appointment for an unexpired term shall be for that portion of the unexpired term only.
The Town Board shall, on an annual basis, designate a member of the Planning Board to act as Chairman thereof, or, on a failure to do so, the Planning Board shall elect a Chairman from its own members. The Planning Board may adopt rules and regulations in respect to procedures before it and in respect to any subject matter over which it has jurisdiction under the New York State Town Law or this chapter, after a public hearing and subject to approval of the Town Board.
[Amended 4-17-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003]
The Town of Webster Planning Board, in accordance with the provisions of § 274-a of the New York State Town Law, shall have the authority to review and approve site development plans for the following uses prior to the issuance of any building permits:
A change of use in any preexisting structure involving any permitted principal use, provided that the change in use is not to a single-family detached dwelling.
Site plan modifications, additions or structural alterations to any of the permitted principal uses, with the exception of single-family detached dwelling units.
Accessory uses: outdoor, in-ground community swimming pools for multifamily dwellings, apartment buildings or townhouses.
The Planning Board is specifically authorized to adopt and publish design guidelines for the purpose of assisting it to review design details of applications before it and to transmit such guidelines to all applicants before the Planning Board for their use. The Planning Board shall give to the Town Board a minimum of 30 days' notice of any proposed change to said guidelines.
[Added 5-7-2004 by L.L. No. 1-2004]
No construction or grading work shall begin prior to final Planning Board approval.
All plans have received the appropriate approvals and signatures and have been filed with the Town of Webster and Monroe County.
All required special districts have been established.
All required easements have been approved by the Town and filed with Monroe County. Proof of filing in the form of a receipt with liber and page must be provided.
An approved engineer's estimate and valid letter of credit must be filed with the Town.
Proof of highway work permits from the Superintendent of Highways having jurisdiction for the right-of-way.
All fees have been paid.