[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Wappingers Falls 3-14-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 151.
Pursuant to the provisions of § 44-0119 of the Environmental Conservation Law of the State of New York, the Village of Wappingers Falls hereby adopts the statement of land use policies, principles and guides entitled " Greenway Connections: Greenway Compact Program and Guides for Dutchess County Communities" (hereinafter referred to as "Greenway Connections"), by which action the Village of Wappingers Falls becomes a participating community in the Greenway Compact.
Proposals to amend Greenway Connections may from time to time be made by the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council (hereinafter referred to as "Greenway Council") in response to requests from participating communities. Within 90 days of receipt of any such proposal from the Greenway Council, the Village Board of the Village of Wappingers Falls shall determine by resolution whether to accept or to reject such proposed amendment. Any proposed amendment so accepted shall be considered an amendment of Greenway Connections as adopted by the Village of Wappingers Falls. Any proposed amendment rejected by the Village Board will not be considered to be an amendment of Greenway Connections for the Village of Wappingers Falls, and notice of such rejection shall promptly be provided to the Greenway Council.
It is the stated policy of the Village of Wappingers Falls that, to the extent that the village amends its current, or enacts new, land use laws and regulations, such new or amended laws and regulations, where appropriate, should be designed to be consistent with Greenway Connections.
Nothing in this chapter adopting Greenway Connections, or in becoming a participating community in the Greenway Compact is intended or shall be construed to:
Limit the home rule authority of the village under state law to make local land use and zoning decisions.
Authorize any other entity to supersede the village's land use laws and regulations or to impose any requirements on the village.
Prevent the village in its sole discretion from adopting a local law at a later date for the purpose of withdrawing from the Greenway Compact or Greenway Connections.