[Amended 4-6-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
Pursuant to § 274-a of the Town Law, the Planning Board is hereby empowered to review and approve, approve with modifications or disapprove site plans and offer establishment of special use permits upon compliance with conditions specified in this chapter. Pursuant to § 271 of the Town Law, the Planning Board of the Town of Chili shall consist of seven members appointed by the Town Board in such manner and for such terms as provided in the Town Law. For the purpose of initiating a Planning Board under this chapter, the normal continuance of the existing Planning Board is established. The Planning Board shall have power to pursue all those duties established for it by the Town Law and this chapter. It shall establish such rules and regulations as are necessary for the transaction of its business.
The Town Board of the Town of Chili may, in any year it deems necessary, appoint temporary alternate members to the Planning Board to serve as provided in this section. The number of temporary members so appointed pursuant to this section in any year shall not exceed three. Such temporary members shall be appointed for one-year terms of office. The Chairperson of the Planning Board shall assign such temporary members as necessary when absence of regular members of said Board or the conflict of interest of regular members of said Board would otherwise prevent seven members of said Board from considering any pending matter but no more than two temporary members shall sit in determination of any pending matter. Such temporary members shall be designated on a rotating basis in the manner provided in the general governing rules of the Planning Board such that each temporary member shall be afforded an equal opportunity to serve. Once designated to serve on a particular matter before the Board, the temporary member shall have the same powers and duties as regular members of the Board until the matter is concluded. Any determination of said Board consisting of temporary members shall have the same weight and be entitled to the same authority as the act or deed of the regular Planning Board and all laws, statutes and regulations shall apply and be applied with equal force and effect. Such temporary members appointed pursuant to this section shall be paid for their respective services as fixed by resolution of the Town Board.