[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Bergen as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-24-2001 by L.L. No. 1-2001]
This article is enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Bergen pursuant to the provisions of § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law to establish alternate member positions for the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The purpose of this enactment is to establish alternate members to substitute for regular members in the event that a regular member is unable to participate in proceedings conducted by the Planning Board or the ZBA for any reason (i.e., conflict of interest, injury, illness, unavailable due to conflicts such as work, vacation or other personal reasons).
This article shall be known as "The Town of Bergen Alternate Member Position Law."
Alternate members to the Planning Board or the ZBA shall be appointed by resolution of the Town Board to serve a term of office of two years. All provisions of the Town Zoning Law and various other rules, regulations and local laws applicable to regular members of the Planning Board or the ZBA (training and continuing education, attendance, conflict of interest, compensation, vacancy in office, removal, and service on other boards) shall also apply to the alternate member(s) of each respective board. No more than two alternate member positions shall be permitted to a board.
The Chairperson, or Vice-Chairperson in the Chairperson's absence, of the Planning Board or the ZBA may designate an alternate member to substitute for a regular member when such member is unable to participate for one of the reasons set forth in § 124-1. When so designated, the alternate member shall possess all the powers and responsibilities of such regular member of the board. Such designation shall be entered into the minutes of the initial meeting at which the substitution is made.
All applicable statutes, laws and local ordinances, in conflict with the provisions of this article, including §§ 267 and 271 of New York State Town Law, are hereby superseded to the extent necessary to give this article full force and effect.