Pursuant to Municipal Home Rule Law § 10 and Village Law Article 7, for the purpose of providing for the future growth and development of the village and affording adequate facilities for the housing, transportation, distribution, comfort, convenience, safety, health and welfare of the public, the Planning Board is authorized and empowered to review, approve, approve with modification and disapprove plats showing lots, blocks or sites, with or without streets or highways, and to conditionally approve preliminary plats. For the same purposes and under the same conditions, the Planning Board is authorized and empowered to review, approve, approve with modification or disapprove the development of plats, entirely or partially undeveloped, which have been filed with the Jefferson County Clerk prior to the effective date of this chapter.
This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Subdivision Control Law of the Village of Alexandria Bay."
This chapter shall be administered by the Planning Board and the Subdivision Inspector or the Zoning Enforcement Officer.
When, in the opinion of the Planning Board, undue individual hardship may result from strict compliance with this chapter, it may modify the application of the provisions of this chapter so that substantial justice may be done and the public interest secured, provided that such modification will not have the effect of nullifying the intent and purpose of this chapter.
Whenever any subdivision of land is proposed to be made and before any contract for sale of or any offer to sell such subdivision or any part thereof is made, the subdivider or his agent shall apply, in writing, to the Planning Board for approval. Applications may be obtained from and filed with the Village Clerk. The fees to cover the administrative expenses as established below shall be paid to the Village Clerk. No persons shall subdivide land, sell subdivided land or contract for the sale of subdivided land without written approval of the subdivision by the Planning Board as provided in this chapter.
Fees. All applicants for any permit, approval or variance under this chapter are required to pay a fee to cover the administrative expenses of the village. Failure to pay such fee shall be deemed a violation of this chapter.
All applications for any approval, permit or variance shall be accompanied by a cash deposit, certified check or surety bond payable to the Village of Alexandria Bay in an amount determined by:
The Mayor, for all applications requiring the Village Board of Trustees' final approval or other action.
The Chairman of the Planning Board, for all applications requiring the Planning Board's final approval.
The Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals, for all applications requiring such Board's approval.
The Zoning Officer, for matters requiring his final approval or action.
The Mayor, Chairman of the Planning Board, Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Zoning Officer, as the case may be, should obtain estimated expenses from the Village Engineer, Village Attorney and Village Clerk prior to setting the amount of the cash deposit, certified check or surety bond required of each applicant.
The Mayor, Chairman of the Planning Board, Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals or Zoning Officer, as the case may be, may require additional security for the village's administrative expense, in accordance with the provisions of this section, in the event that the village's potential liability for such expense exceeds the initial amount deposited.
Upon completion of the latter of final approval or rejection of the subdivision plan or final approval of any and all completed improvements and submission of all final bills to the village for its administrative expenses incurred as a result of the applicant's proposed subdivision, all unused funds or proceeds from a surety bond shall be refunded to the applicant.