[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Clarence as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-5-2003 by L.L. No. 11-2003]
The Chairperson of the Zoning Board of Appeals may have to recuse him or herself from participating in a specific matter before the Zoning Board of Appeals because of a conflict of interest or may be absent because of illness, vacation or other reasons. The Vice Chairperson is hereby authorized to act as the Chairperson under those circumstances.
The Town Board of the Town of Clarence hereby adopts this article to provide a process to appoint a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals as Vice Chairperson.
A Vice Chairperson of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the Town Board of the Town of Clarence at its organizational meeting each year.
The appointment will be for a period of one year.
The Vice Chairperson will serve as the acting Chairperson in the absence of the Chairperson.
All provisions of state law relating to Zoning Board of Appeals members' eligibility, vacancy in office, removal, compatibility of office and service on other boards, as well as any provision of a local law or local ordinance relating to training, continuing education, compensation and attendance, shall also apply to the Vice Chairperson.
This article is adopted pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law § 10.
It is the intent of the Town Board of the Town of Clarence pursuant to § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law to supersede the provisions of § 267 of the Town Law relating to the appointment of members of the Zoning Board of Appeals.