[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Plaza 6-2-1993 as L.L. No. 4-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the policy of the Village of Great Neck Plaza ("the village") to provide for the reasonable development of land within the village in an orderly, efficient and economic manner. The Board of Trustees of the village hereby determines that a Planning Board will further that policy.
The Village Planning Board is hereby established in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 of the New York State Village Law, except as superseded by the provisions of this chapter.
The Planning Board shall consist of five members. These members shall be the same persons who are members of the Village Board of Trustees. Their terms as members of the Village Planning Board shall coincide with their terms as members of the Board of Trustees.
The Mayor shall be the Chairperson of the Village Planning Board.
Members of the Planning Board shall receive no compensation in addition to their compensation as members of the Board of Trustees.
Sections 7-718, Subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5 and 8, of the Village Law of the State of New York are hereby repealed in their application to the Village of Great Neck Plaza, effective July 1, 1993.
All meetings of the Planning Board shall be held at the call of the Chairperson and at such other times as the Planning Board may determine. Such Chairperson, or, in his or her absence, the Acting Chairperson, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses.
The Planning of the Village Board shall review all applications under Chapter 187, Subdivision of Land, relating to subdivisions of land and change of property lines within the village.
The Planning Board shall have jurisdiction over all matters referred to it by the Board of Trustees or required to be referred to it under state or local law.
The Planning Board may, after public hearing, recommend to the Village Board of Trustees regulations relating to any subject matter over which the Planning Board has jurisdiction under state or local law. Adoption of any such recommendations by the Village Board of Trustees shall be by local law.
The Village Board of Trustees may, by resolution, provide for the reference of any matter or class of matters to the Planning Board before final action is taken thereon by the Board of Trustees or other office or officer of said village having final authority over said matter. The Board of Trustees may further stipulate that final action thereon shall not be taken until the Planning Board has submitted its report thereon or has had a reasonable time, to be fixed by the Village Board of Trustees in said resolution, to submit the report.
The Planning Board shall have the full power and authority to make such investigations, maps, reports and recommendations in connection therewith relating to the planning and development of the village as it seems desirable, provided that the total expenditures of said Board shall not exceed the appropriation provided therefor.
The fee and costs for any application to the Planning Board shall be the same as those specified in Chapter 187, Subdivision of Land, for an application to the Planning Board relating to a subdivision or change in property line.
Subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, the Planning Board shall have the authority to hire such employees as it deems necessary. for the satisfactory performance of its functions including, among others, a clerk and a secretary.
[Added 10-6-1999 by L.L. No. 9-1999]