The Planning Board reviews and approves subdivisions and changes in existing lot lines, lot mergers, site plans, and nonresidential and multifamily buildings. The Board is responsible for consideration of Special Use Permit applications and for a determination of off-street parking requirements for certain nonresidential uses. It also recommends to the Village Board the amount of land, or fee in lieu of land, that is to be set aside for Village open space or recreation purposes in connection with every subdivision.
The Planning Board also controls construction activity on Village-designated wetlands lots through a procedure designed to protect the ecological character of the surrounding area. In addition, the Planning Board may advise the Village Board on zoning changes; new municipal facilities, such as streets, parking or recreation areas; and may review and recommend changes in the Comprehensive Plan.
The Planning Board consists of 5 volunteer members and 2 alternate members, appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. Each member serves for 5 years, with 1 member's term expiring each year.
James Blum, Chair
Timothy Foley, Alternate
Harold Porosoff, Alternate
Planning Board meetings are generally held the fourth Wednesday of each month (except only one meeting will be held during July and August).
Planning Board meetings commence at 8pm and are held in Rutherford Hall at Village Hall.
Applications to the Planning Board must be submitted at Village Hall, by the relevant deadline.