In accordance with § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Huntington Bay has the authority to enact local laws and amend local laws for the purpose of promoting the health, safety or general welfare of the Village and for the protection and enhancement of its physical environment. The Board of Trustees may include in any such local law provisions for the appointment of any municipal officer, employees, or independent contractor to effectuate, administer and enforce such local law.
This chapter shall be applicable to all land development activities as defined in this chapter.
The Board of Trustees shall designate a Stormwater Management Officer (SMO) who shall accept all stormwater pollution prevention plans and forward such plans to the applicable Village Board. The Stormwater Management Officer may either review the plans, upon approval by the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Huntington Bay; engage the services of a professional engineer to review the plans, specifications and related documents at a cost not to exceed a fee schedule established by said governing board; or accept the certification of a licensed professional engineer or a certified professional in erosion and sediment control (CPESC) that the plans conform to the requirements of this chapter.
All land development activities subject to review and approval by any board of the Village shall be reviewed by such board consistent with the standards contained in this chapter.
[Amended 1-5-2012 by L.L. No. 8-2012]
The following activities may be exempt from review under this chapter:
Routine maintenance activities that disturb less than five acres and are performed to maintain the original line and grade, hydraulic capacity or original purpose of a facility.
Repairs to any stormwater management practice or facility deemed necessary by the SMO.
Any part of a subdivision if a plat for the subdivision has been approved by the Village of Huntington Bay Board of Trustees on or before the effective date of this chapter, except where the Board of Trustees has reserved site plan review or other continuous jurisdiction.
Land development activities for which a building permit has been approved on or before the effective date of this chapter.
Installation of fence, sign, telephone, and electric poles and other kinds of posts or poles.
Emergency activity immediately necessary to protect life, property or natural resources.
Activities of an individual engaging in home gardening by growing flowers, vegetables and other plants primarily for use by that person and his or her family.
Landscaping and horticultural activities in connection with an existing structure.