[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Round Lake 4-19-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 5-14-2014 by L.L. No. 2-2014]
The construction or enlargement of any structure requiring a building permit requires site plan review and approval.
It is the intention of this chapter to promote and encourage good design standards, adequate site amenities and visual and physical quality in new structures that require a variance, subdivisions or commercial and industrial development. It is further the intention of this chapter to promote compatible land uses.
It is the function of the site plan to illustrate the intended design, arrangement and uses of the land to be improved and to describe the effect the proposal will have on the physical, social and economic environment of the community.
The review of residential, commercial and industrial site plans is divided into three phases: presubmission, preliminary application and final application.
The Code Enforcement Officer shall refer the prospective residential, commercial or industrial developer to the Chairman of the Planning Board, who shall schedule a presubmission conference for the next regularly scheduled Planning Board meeting. The purpose of the presubmission conference is to give the Planning Board and the applicant an opportunity to gain a perspective of the proposal's ramifications. This conference is beneficial to both parties because the community will gain knowledge of the applicant's intent and the applicant will learn his/her responsibilities before either is committed to a significant outlay of time or capital.
At the presubmission conference, the applicant shall provide the Planning Board with basic data regarding the proposal. At a minimum, the applicant shall provide a map showing the important existing natural and man-made features of the proposal. The Planning Board may, at this point, refer the building permit application back to the Code Enforcement Officer. The Chairperson of the Planning Board may waive any of the requirements of § 144-6 for a project involving the construction or enlargement of a dwelling which does not require a variance.
[Amended 5-14-2014 by L.L. No. 2-2014]
An application, in triplicate, for preliminary site plan approval shall be made, in writing, to the Planning Board. The application may be presented at the next regularly scheduled Planning Board meeting following the presubmission conference or sooner if the Planning Board deems it appropriate. The preliminary application shall not be accepted for review unless all requirements outlined at the presubmission conference have been met. The preliminary application shall be accompanied by a fee as set by resolution of the Board of Trustees from time to time.
The application shall be accompanied by copies of the information drawn from the following checklist, as determined necessary by the Planning Board at the presubmission conference. The required preliminary site plan shall be prepared by a licensed professional engineer, architect, land surveyor or contractor, as directed by the Planning Board. (NOTE: The contractor may be an individual homeowner.)
Preliminary site plan checklist. The following shall be required for a preliminary site plan:
Title of drawing, including name, address and phone numbers of applicant and person responsible for preparation of such drawing.
North arrow, scale and date.
Boundaries of the property plotted to scale, including setbacks.
Existing watercourses, wetlands and floodplains.
Grading and drainage plan showing existing proposed contours.
Location, proposed use and height of all buildings.
Location, design and construction materials of all parking and truck-loading areas, with access and egress drives thereto.
Provision for pedestrian access.
Location of outdoor storage, if any.
Location, design and construction materials of all existing or proposed site improvements, including drains, culverts, retaining walls and fences.
Description of the method of sewage disposal and location of design and construction material of such facilities.
Description of the method of securing public water and location, design and construction materials of such locations.
Location of fire and other emergency zones, including the location of fire hydrants.
Location, design and construction materials of all energy-distribution facilities, including electrical, gas and solar energy.
Location, size and design and construction materials of all proposed signage.
Location and proposed development of all buffer areas, including indication of existing vegetative cover.
Location and design of outdoor lighting facilities.
Designation of the amount of building area proposed for retail sales or similar commercial activity.
General landscaping plan and planting schedule.
Other elements integral to the proposed development as considered necessary by the Planning Board, including identification of any state or county permits required for the project's execution.
A stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) consistent with the requirements of Chapter 152, Stormwater Management and Erosion and Sediment Control, and Chapter 180, Zoning, Article IX, Stormwater Control, shall be required for site plan approval. The SWPPP shall meet the performance and design criteria and standards in Article IX of the Zoning chapter. The approved site plan shall be consistent with the provisions of those chapters.
[Added 11-7-2007 by L.L. No. 5-2007]
Planning Board review of preliminary site plan application. The Planning Board's review of the preliminary site plan application shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
Adequacy and arrangement of vehicular traffic access and circulation, including intersections, road widths, pavement surfaces, channelization structures and traffic controls.
Adequacy and arrangement of pedestrian traffic access and circulation, walkway structures, control of intersections with vehicular traffic and overall pedestrian convenience.
Location, arrangement, appearance and sufficiency of off-street parking and loading.
Location, arrangement, size, design and general site compatibility of buildings, lighting and signage.
Adequacy of stormwater and drainage facilities.
Adequacy of water supply and sewage disposal facilities.
Adequacy, type and arrangement of trees, shrubs and other landscaping constituting a visual and/or noise-deterring buffer between the applicant's and adjoining lands, including the maximum retention of existing vegetation.
Protection of adjacent or neighboring properties against noise, glare, unsightliness or other objectionable features.
Adequacy of fire lanes and other emergency zones and the provision of fire hydrants.
Special attention to the adequacy of structures, roadways and landscaping in areas with susceptibility to ponding, flooding and/or erosion.
Consultant review. The Planning Board may consult with the Village Code Enforcement Officer, Fire Commissioners, Environmental Management Council, Village Highway Superintendent, Village Engineer, other local and county officials and the New York State Department of Health, Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Transportation.
Referral to the County Planning Board. Prior to taking action on the preliminary site plan application, the Planning Board shall refer a copy of the application to the Saratoga County Planning Board for its review in accordance with § 239 of the General Municipal Law.
Planning Board action on preliminary site plan application.
Within 15 days of the receipt of an application for preliminary site plan review, the Planning Board shall act on it. The Planning Board shall approve, disapprove or approve with modification the preliminary site plan application or request up to an additional 30 days for action. The Planning Board's action shall be in the form of a written statement to the applicant.
The Planning Board's statement may include recommendation of desirable modification to be incorporated in the final site plan application, with conformance with said modifications to be considered a condition of approval. If the preliminary site plan application is disapproved, the Planning Board's statement will contain the reasons for such findings. In such a case, the Planning Board may recommend further study of the site plan and resubmission to the Planning Board after it has been revised or redesigned.
After receiving approval, with or without modifications, of the preliminary site plan application, the applicant shall submit a final detailed site plan application to the Planning Board for approval. The final site plan application shall conform substantially to the approved preliminary site plan and shall include any modifications that were required as a result of the preliminary site plan review.
Planning Board action on final site plan application. Within 62 days of the receipt of the final site plan application, the Planning Board shall approve or disapprove the final site plan application. If the Planning Board fails to respond within 62 days, then the application is considered approved. Three copies of the final site plan application are required. The final site plan shall be prepared by a licensed professional engineer, architect, land surveyor or contractor, as required by the Planning Board . (NOTE: Contractor may be an individual homeowner.)
Upon approval of the final site plan, the Planning Board shall endorse its approval on all three copies of the final site plan and shall forward one copy to the Code Enforcement Officer and provide one copy to the applicant. The third copy will be retained by the Planning Board.
Upon disapproval of the final site plan, the Planning Board shall so inform the Code Enforcement Officer, and the Code Enforcement Officer shall deny the applicant a building permit. The Planning Board shall also notify the applicant and Zoning Board of Appeals, in writing, of its decision and its reasons for disapproval.
If the preliminary site plan application is approved without modification, the final site plan application procedure may be waived by the Planning Board.
No certificate of occupancy shall be issued until all improvements shown on the approved site plan are installed. The sufficiency of such performance guaranty shall be determined by the Planning Board after consultation with the Code Enforcement Officer.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Round Lake may amend this chapter by resolution.