Town of Highlands, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Highlands 10-23-1962; amended in its entirety 10-24-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning Board of Appeals — See Ch. 58.
Zoning — See Ch. 210.

§ 27-1 Establishment.

Pursuant to an intermunicipal agreement between the Town of Highlands and the Village of Highland Falls, there is hereby created a Planning Board to be known as the "Consolidated Planning Board" of the Town of Highlands and Village of Highland Falls (the "Consolidated Planning Board").

§ 27-2 Jurisdiction.

A. 
The Consolidated Planning Board shall have jurisdiction over those matters properly brought for determination to a planning board concerning property within the Town of Highlands, including within the Village of Highland Falls, and to make a determination thereof in accordance with their zoning codes,[1] New York State law and the provisions of the intermunicipal agreement.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 210, Zoning, for the zoning code of the Town of Highlands.
B. 
The Consolidated Planning Board shall hear and determine all matters submitted to it in accordance with the law applicable to the property which is the subject of the application, and in particular, Article 16 of the Town Law of the State of New York and Article 7 of the Village Law of the State of New York, the village code and the Town Code, and in particular as to the following matters:
(1) 
To approve or disapprove plats showing lots, blocks or sites, with or without streets or highways; and to approve the development of plats already filed in the office of the Orange County Clerk if such plats are entirely or partially undeveloped.
(2) 
To approve or disapprove changes in the lines of existing streets, highways or public areas shown on subdivision plats or maps filed in the office of the Orange County Clerk.
(3) 
To approve or disapprove the laying out, closing off or abandoning of the streets, highways or public areas under the provisions of the Town, village and highway laws of the State of New York.
(4) 
To hear and determine any matter in which the Building Inspector of the respective municipality refers to the Consolidated Planning Board on the grounds of the Code of the respective municipality.
(5) 
To hear and determine any matter referred to it for hearing, recommendation or determination by the Board of Trustees of the village or the Town Board of the Town by proper authority pursuant to ordinance, local law or resolution.