City of Plattsburgh, NY
Clinton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Plattsburgh as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-7-1935 (Ch. 86 of the 1989 Code)]
There shall be created in the City of Plattsburgh a commission to be known as the "City Planning Commission." The said Commission is hereby created is so created under and by virtue of the General Municipal Law, Article 12-a, §§ 234 and 239-a, both inclusive.
[Amended by L.L. No. 4-1994; 2-22-2018 by L.L. No. 2-2018]
The Planning Board shall consist of five regular members and two alternate members. The alternate members shall serve only in the absence of a regular member, or where a regular member is unable to vote on a matter due to conflict of interest considerations.
[Amended by L.L. No. 4-1994; 2-22-2018 by L.L. No. 2-2018]
The Mayor shall appoint the regular and alternate members of the Planning Board, subject to confirmation by the affirmative vote of three members of the Common Council. The Mayor shall attempt to appoint at least one regular member or alternate member from each ward. The Planning Board shall elect annually a chairperson from its own regular members. No member of the Common Council or the Zoning Board of Appeals of the City of Plattsburgh shall be eligible for appointment to the Planning Board. A Board member may be removed from office by vote of the Common Council if he or she fails to attend five or more Board meetings out of 12 consecutive regular or special meetings of the Board. The terms of regular and alternate members shall expire on December 31st in the year when the term for which they were appointed expires. A member whose term expires may continue to serve until a successor is appointed. A person who is appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve until the expiration of the term of the person who vacated the position. The term of a member shall be five years; however, if two or more terms expire in the same year, appointments to one or more of the regular positions shall be made for less than five years so that one position becomes vacant every five years. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the whole Board.
A. 
The Commission shall annually elect a Chairman from its own members. It shall have power and authority to employ experts, clerks and a secretary and to pay for their services and such other expenses as may be necessary and proper, not exceeding, in all, the annual appropriation that may be made by the City of Plattsburgh for said Commission.
B. 
Pursuant to § 27 of the General City Law, the City Planning Commission is hereby invested with the powers and duties as specified for a Planning Board as provided in Article 3 of the General City Law in addition to the powers and duties as specified in Article 12-a of the General Municipal Law.
[Amended 6-5-1973]
[Adopted 3-25-1955 (Ch. 113 of the 1989 Code)]
The City Judge is hereby authorized to establish a Traffic Violations Bureau to assist the Court in the disposition of offenses in relation to traffic violations.
The Traffic Violations Bureau so established is hereby authorized to dispose of violations of traffic laws, ordinances, rules and regulations designated by the Court, except the offenses constituting the traffic infraction of speeding or a misdemeanor or a felony, by permitting a person charged with an offense within the limits herein stated to answer, within a specified time, at the Traffic Violations Bureau, either in person or by written power of attorney in such form prescribed herein, by paying a fine and, in writing, waiving a hearing in court, pleading guilty to the charge and authorizing the person in charge of the Bureau to make such a plea and pay such a fine in Court. Acceptance of the prescribed fine and power of attorney by the Bureau shall be deemed complete satisfaction for the violation, and the violator shall be given a receipt which so states. If a person charged with a traffic violation does not answer as hereinbefore prescribed, within a designated time, the Bureau shall cause a complaint to be entered against him forthwith and a warrant to be issued for his arrest and appearance before the Court. Any person who shall have been, within the preceding 12 months, guilty of a number of parking violations in excess of such maximum number as may be designated by the Court, or of three or more violations other than parking violations, shall not be permitted to appear and answer to a subsequent violation at the Traffic Violations Bureau, but must appear in Court at a time specified by the Bureau.
The Court shall designate the fines to be paid for offenses which may be satisfied at the Bureau as hereinbefore stated, provided that such fines are within the limits established as penalties for such offenses.
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall keep records as are directed by § 373 of the General Municipal Law and such other records as shall be directed by the Court.
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall be in charge of such person or persons and shall be open at such hours as the Court may designate.