Village of Menands, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Menands 1-30-1978 by L.L. No. 1-1978. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction code — See Ch. 71.
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 90.
Flood hazard control — See Ch. 93.
Sewers — See Ch. 135.
Signs and billboards — See Ch. 138.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 145.
Subdivision of land — Ch. 148.
Zoning — See Ch. 169.
Site plan review regulations — See Ch. A172.
Subdivision regulations — See Ch. A173.

§ 140-1 Board to review plans.

[Amended 4-19-2010 by L.L. No. 3-2010; 4-29-2011 by L.L. No. 1-2011]
Pursuant to Article 7 of the Village Law, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Menands shall review and approve, approve with modifications or disapprove site plans showing the arrangement, layout and design of the proposed use of land shown on such plan prepared in accordance with specifications set forth herein.

§ 140-2 Uses requiring plans.

[Amended 11-4-1996 by L.L. No. 3-1996]
The uses, as defined in the Zoning Law of the Village of Menands, New York,[1] or the applications for a building permit, for which the preparation, submission and approval of such a site plan shall be required are as follows:
A. 
Townhouse structures or an application for a building permit to construct new multiple dwellings, including but not limited to townhouses, condominiums and other forms of clustering.
B. 
Multiple-family dwelling units.
C. 
Hotels, motels and similar facilities.
D. 
Shopping centers.
E. 
Bowling alleys, health, tennis, swimming and other similar clubs.
F. 
Heavy manufacturing facilities.
G. 
Scrap metal processing facilities and other similar facilities.
H. 
Any application for a building permit for the construction, conversion, expansion or the substantial renovation, modification or alteration of a building which shall be used principally for any nonresidential purpose or use.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 169, Zoning.

§ 140-3 Approved plans required for building permit or certificate of compliance.

[Amended 4-19-2010 by L.L. No. 3-2010; 4-29-2011 by L.L. No. 1-2011]
No building permit or certificate of compliance shall be issued to any person, firm or corporation for the uses set forth in § 140-2 hereof unless and until the Board of Trustees shall have approved the final site plan therefor pursuant to law and in accordance with its regulations duly adopted for such purpose.

§ 140-4 Duties of Building Inspector.

[Amended 4-19-2010 by L.L. No. 3-2010; 4-29-2011 by L.L. No. 1-2011]
Prior to the issuance of a building permit for the construction or the modification or alteration of an existing building or structure for a use as specified in the foregoing section and all related accessory uses, the Village Building Inspector shall require the preparation of a site plan by the applicant for such building permit in accordance with the rules and regulations, standards and procedures as adopted by the Board of Trustees, which he shall transmit to the Board of Trustees for its review and approval in accordance with such rules and regulations, standards and procedures.

§ 140-5 Required elements of plans.

[Amended 4-19-2010 by L.L. No. 3-2010; 4-29-2011 by L.L. No. 1-2011]
Such site plans submitted for the approval of the Board of Trustees shall include, where appropriate, elements thereof relating to the following areas, as well as such other information as may be required by its rules and regulations:
A. 
Parking areas.
B. 
Means of access and access points.
C. 
Screening.
D. 
Signs.
E. 
Landscaping.
F. 
Architectural features.
G. 
Location and dimensions of buildings and structures.
H. 
Any other features commonly considered accessory to the type of facility proposed.
I. 
Topography, including the applicant's entire parcel and all properties, subdivisions, streets, watercourses and easements which pass through or are within one 100 feet of the site boundaries.
J. 
Existing watercourses and the direction of drainage flow.
K. 
Location of all existing or proposed site improvements, including storm drains, culverts, retaining walls and fences, waterlines and sanitary sewers and connections thereto, permitted signs, lighting facilities, parking areas, access drives and roads, existing vegetation and trees over four inches in diameter.
L. 
Any special environmental or other considerations required by the Board or other elements integral to the proposed development as considered necessary by the Board, including design and construction standards to be followed in the preparation of the site plan.
M. 
Impact of the proposed use on adjacent land uses.
N. 
Such other elements as may reasonably be related to the health, safety and general welfare of the community.

§ 140-6 Effect of statutory provisions.

Plats showing lots, blocks or sites which are subject to review pursuant to authority adopted under § 7-728 of the Village Law shall continue to be subject to such review and shall not be subject to review pursuant to this chapter.

§ 140-7 Rules and regulations.

The Board of Trustees shall adopt and amend rules and regulations, standards and procedures governing the review and approval, approval with modifications or disapproval of site plans after public hearing on notice.

§ 140-8 Inspections.

The Building Inspector shall be responsible for the overall inspection of site improvements, including coordination with the Superintendent of Public Works and other officials and agencies, as appropriate.