[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of North Hills 9-19-2017 by L.L. No. 2-2017. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Prerequisites to applications — See Ch. 8.
This chapter is enacted in the exercise of the authority of the Board of Trustees pursuant to the New York Village Law to legislate with respect to the property, affairs, and government of the Village.
The provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to all boards and agencies of the Village, notwithstanding any rules or policies previously or hereafter adopted by such boards or agencies. In the event of any conflict between the rules of any such board or agency and the provisions of this chapter, or of any rule or policy adopted by the Board of Trustees, the provisions of this chapter and of any rule or policy adopted by the Board of Trustees shall prevail. Except to the extent inconsistent with this chapter, or any rule or policy adopted by the Board of Trustees, the rules of each board or agency now in effect shall remain in effect, and may be amended or supplemented to the extent permitted by law.
The Board of Trustees, acting by resolution, may from time to time adopt or amend rules for applications and/or amendments to applications made to, and proceedings of, any Village board or agency. No public hearing shall be required prior to the adoption of any such rule or policy, unless the Board of Trustees shall determine that a public hearing shall be required. In the event the Board of Trustees determines that such a public hearing is required, notice of such hearing shall be given by publication in the official newspaper designated for such purpose, by posting at the Village Hall, and by posting upon the Village website at least five business days prior to the hearing date. No additional public notice shall be required for any continued or adjourned hearing date, provided the continuation or adjournment is noted in the minutes of the meeting at which the hearing was scheduled to be held.
All applications to the Board of Trustees, Planning Board, Board of Appeals, or Architectural Review Board for approval or other relief, or for amendment of any pending application shall include, in addition to any other documents or supporting information otherwise required by any applicable law or rule, three copies of all application documents in portable document format (PDF) or other electronic format reasonably acceptable to the Village Administrator. Each such electronic copy shall be provided on a separate medium, reasonably acceptable to the Village Administrator.
In the case of documents submitted by or on behalf of any person other than an applicant for an approval described in Subsection A of this section, the Village Administrator may require the submission of such documents in format similar to that required in Subsection A of this section, in addition to submission as otherwise required by any applicable law or rule.
The requirements of this section for submission of documents in electronic format shall not apply with respect to applications for approval, alteration or improvements to or with respect to not more than one single-family dwelling, except that in any case the board or agency considering such application may require submission in an electronic format.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the board or agency to which an application is made or pending, for good cause shown, may waive in full or in part any requirement for filing one or more documents in electronic format.