Town of Sullivan, NY
Madison County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Sullivan as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-16-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]
It is sometimes difficult for members of the Planning Board to attend every meeting because of illness, personal matters, or because of a conflict of interest situation on a specific matter before the Board. In such instances official business may be delayed or adherence to required timelines impeded. The use of alternate members is, therefore, hereby authorized pursuant to this article.
The Town Board does hereby establish two alternate member positions on the Planning Board for the purpose of substituting for a member in the event a member is absent or unable to participate on an application or matter before the Board for any reason. An alternate member of the Planning Board shall be appointed by resolution of the Town Board for a term established by the Town Board.
A. 
The Chairperson of the Planning Board shall designate an alternate member to substitute for a member when such member is unable to participate because of a conflict of interest on an application or matter before the Board or upon a recusal by a member as to an application or matter before the Board, except in the instance where the Chairperson is unable to participate because of a conflict of interest. In the instance where the Chairperson is unable to participate because of a conflict of interest, the Acting Chairperson of the Planning Board may designate an alternate member to substitute for a member when such member is unable to participate because of a conflict of interest on an application or matter before the Board or upon a recusal by a member as to an application or matter before the Board.
B. 
In addition to the circumstance provided in Subsection A herein, the Chairperson or Acting Chairperson, as the case may be, of the Planning Board may designate an alternate member to substitute for a member as necessary, in the sound discretion of the Chairperson or Acting Chairperson, as the case may be, in the absence of one or more members.
When so designated, as provided in § 68-3 herein, the alternate member shall possess all the powers and responsibilities of a member of the Planning Board.
Such designation of alternate member serving in place of a member shall be entered into the minutes of the initial Planning Board meeting at which the substitution is made.
All provisions of state law relating to Planning Board member eligibility, vacancy in office, removal, compatibility of office and service on other boards, as well as any provision of law relating to training, continuing education, compensation and attendance, shall also apply to alternate members.
This article shall supersede the provisions of § 271 of the Town Law relating to the appointment of alternate members to the Planning Board.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).