[HISTORY: Adopted by the Clarkson Town Board 1-8-2002 by L.L. No. 2-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Planning Board — See Ch. 27.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 116.
Zoning — See Ch. 140.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as "Local Law No. 2 of the Year 2002, Changing the Terms of Office of the Members of the Town of Clarkson Zoning Board of Appeals."
The Town Board of the Town of Clarkson, through the power granted to it under the appropriate provisions of the Town Law, has created a Zoning Board of Appeals and has appointed members to said Board. The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five members. The Zoning Board of Appeals has been given certain powers under §§ 267-a and 267-b of the New York State Town Law to consider area variances and use variances and issue interpretations together with other duties set forth in the Code of the Town of Clarkson such as granting special permits. In order to provide the people of the Town of Clarkson a more frequent opportunity to serve on such an important Board in the Town of Clarkson, which Board affects the lives and property of many residents, the Town Board has determined to exercise the authority given to it under the laws of the State of New York to amend the Town Law to reduce the duration of the terms during which a Zoning Board of Appeals member holds office. It is the intent of this chapter to supersede the provisions of § 267(4) and (5)of the New York State Town Law.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MEMBER OF THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
- A person appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Clarkson by the Town Board of the Town of Clarkson, pursuant to the authority granted the Town Board under § 267 of the Town Law.
- TERM OF OFFICE
- The period of time a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals appointed by the Town Board shall hold office.
Any person appointed as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals by the Town Board of the Town of Clarkson after the effective date of this chapter shall serve for a term ending on the third December 31 from the date of appointment. If a vacancy shall occur other than by expiration of term, it shall be filled by the Town Board by appointment for the unexpired term.
The current term of any person heretofore appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals shall not be changed by this chapter, but if such person ceases to serve on said Board the replacement term shall be as provided herein. Upon expiration of the current term of any person heretofore appointed, such new term for such person or another person appointed shall be as provided herein.