[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Suffern as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Training of Members
Article II Attendance at Meetings
[Adopted 7-26-1993 by L.L. No. 5-1993]
All members appointed to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Suffern are required, as a condition of appointment, to attend a training program related to the function of said board within two years of the date of such appointment. All members of the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals on the effective date of this article shall attend such a program within two years of the effective date of this article.
Thereafter, each member of the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals shall attend a minimum of two acceptable training sessions each year.
Prior to attendance at a training session or continuing education session, the member(s) intending to attend the same shall provide a description of the same, including the topics to be covered, speakers and anticipated duration of the session(s) to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees, upon consultation with the Village Attorney, Planning Board Chairman and/or Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman, will determine whether such session(s) is sufficient to satisfy all, a portion or none of the required training or continuing education.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the failure of a member of the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals to obtain such training or continuing education shall not affect said person's appointment to serve on such board, to entertain applications or to vote on such applications and the validity of such members' actions shall not be affected thereby.
Failure to receive such required training or continuing education shall constitute cause for removal of such board member pursuant to § 36 of the Public Officers Law. The Board of Trustees may, upon showing of good cause, grant an extension of the time within which a member of said board must complete required training or continuing education, but shall not waive such requirement.
[Adopted 7-9-2012 by L.L. No. 10-2012]
Members and alternate members of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board shall be paid based on attendance at meetings at the rate of one-twelfth of the sum set forth in the budget for the annual compensation of each member.
Failure to attend four or more regularly scheduled and special meetings in any twelve-month period shall constitute grounds for removal of such board member pursuant to § 36 of the Public Officers Law. The Board of Trustees may, upon a showing of good cause, excuse such nonattendance.