Town of Highlands, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Highlands 10-23-1962. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning Board of Appeals — See Ch. 58.
Zoning — See Ch. 210.

§ 27-1 Establishment; membership.

[Amended 8-14-1963; 11-13-1968[1]]
A. 
The Town Board of the Town of Highlands, pursuant to the provisions of § 271 of the Town Law of the State of New York, does hereby establish a five-member Board which shall be known as the "Planning Board of the Town of Highlands."
B. 
Said five-member Planning Board shall consist of members who are, by resolution, so appointed.
C. 
Said Planning Board be and it is hereby granted all the powers conferred upon it by Article 16 of the Town Law of the State of New York and Chapter 210, Zoning, and together with the power to promulgate subdivision regulations for said Town of Highlands, subject to the approval of this Town Board.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 27-2 Specific powers and duties.

[Added 2-12-1964]
A. 
Pursuant to Article 16 of the Town Law, said Planning Board is hereby authorized and empowered to approve plats showing lots, blocks or sites, with or without streets or highways within that part of said town outside the limits of any incorporated village; and to pass and approve the development of plats already filed in the office of the Clerk of said county, if such plats are entirely or partially undeveloped.
B. 
Said Planning Board is authorized and empowered to approve or disapprove:
(1) 
Changes in the lines of existing streets, highways or public areas shown on subdivision plats or maps filed in the office of the Clerk of said county;
(2) 
The laying out, closing off or abandoning of the streets, highways or public areas under the provisions of the Town and Highway Laws within that part of said town outside the limits of any incorporated village; and
C. 
That pursuant to § 278 of said article, said Planning Board is hereby authorized, simultaneously with the approval of any plat within that part of said town outside the limits of any incorporated village, to modify applicable provisions of Chapter 210, Zoning, subject, however, to the conditions set forth in said section.