[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Liverpool 7-27-1964 (Ch. 26 of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Planning Board is hereby created. Said Planning Board shall consist of five members appointed by the Board of Trustees in accordance with the provisions of the Village Law, Article 7.
Upon failure of the Board of Trustees to appoint a Chairman, the members of the Planning Board are to elect a Chairman.
[Amended 11-23-1992 by L.L. No. 8-1992]
The Planning Board shall have the power and authority to employ experts and a staff and to pay for their services and such other expenses as may be necessary and proper, not exceeding the appropriations that may be made for such Board.
All applications for approval by the Planning Board shall be accompanied by an application fee, the amount of which shall be established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Village.
Subdividers of all proposed subdivisions shall pay the fees for all professionals engaged by the Planning Board to advise it regarding any such applications. The amount of said professional fees, which shall be paid at the same time as the application fee for preliminary plat approval, shall be set by a schedule of such professional fees established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Village.
In all subdivisions requiring or involving the construction of roads or streets, the subdivider or developer shall pay and be responsible for an inspection fee for inspection during construction; the amount of said fee shall be established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Village.
The Planning Board shall have and exercise the powers and duties as follows:
To prepare and change a Master Plan for the development of the entire area of the Village of Liverpool, to make investigations and reports relating to the planning of the Village and its future growth and affording adequate facilities for the housing, transportation, distribution, comfort, convenience, safety, health and welfare of its population.
To review, approve or disapprove all plats showing lots, blocks or sites, with or without streets or highways, within the Village of Liverpool.
To review, approve or disapprove changes in the lines of existing streets, highways or public areas shown on subdivision plats or maps filed in the County Clerk's office.
To review, approve or disapprove the laying out of, closing off of or abandonment of such streets, highways or public areas under and subject to the provisions of the Village or Highway Laws.
Simultaneously with the approval of any such plat, to confirm and make changes in the zoning regulations applicable to the land included in any such plat, in accordance with the provisions of § 7-738 of the Village Law and amendments thereto.
All other powers conferred upon it by the provisions of the Village Law and shall pass upon all matters which may be referred to it from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees. It shall conduct hearings and perform its duties in accordance with such procedure as provided in §§ 7-724 through 7-736 of the Village Law, and acts amendatory thereof.
To adopt, after public hearing by the Planning Board and approval by the Board of Trustees, subdivision rules and regulations.
The Village Clerk of the Village of Liverpool shall file with the Clerk of the County of Onondaga a certificate, certifying that the Planning Board of the Village of Liverpool has been authorized to approve plats showing new streets or highways in accordance with the provisions of § 7-732 as amended, of the Village Law.
Editor's Note: The second resolved clause of the original resolution, which immediately followed this section and contained the names of the original appointees to the Planning Board, was repealed 5-26-1987 by L.L. No. 2-1987.
[Added 1-23-1989 by L.L. No. 1-1989; amended 2-12-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990]
The position of alternate member of the Village of Liverpool Planning Board is established. There shall be two such alternate members.
The alternate members of the Planning Board shall be subject to all the provisions of Chapter 65 of the Code of the Village of Liverpool, said rules and regulations which empower and regulate the eligibility of any member of the Planning Board.
The alternate members shall serve in the absence, unavailability or inability of a regular member of the Planning Board to serve. Copies of notices shall be sent to all members, including the alternate members. All alternate members are required to appear for all duly noticed meetings. When a meeting of the Planning Board shall be duly noticed and called for discussion, if it shall become apparent that a regular member of the Planning Board will be unable to hear and deliberate upon an application, then an alternate member of the Planning Board, at the call of the Chairperson of said Board, shall be duly authorized to hear said application, to deliberate and to vote with full force and effect as if duly appointed a regular member of said Board.
All alternate members of the Planning Board of the Village of Liverpool shall be appointed for the same term and in the same manner as regularly appointed members of the Planning Board.