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					                      Draft LOCAL LAW NO. ___ OF 2011
                     November 30, 2011
 A LOCAL LAW AMENDING THE CITY CHARTER TO IMPLEMENT THE
LOCAL WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION PROGRAM BY PROVIDING FOR
  THEAPPOINTMENT OF A LOCAL WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION
           PROGRAM CONSISTENCY REVIEW BOARD

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HUDSON
AS FOLLOWS:


Section 1. TITLE. This Local law will be known as the City of Hudson LWRP
Consistency Review Board Law of 2011.

Section 2. LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE AND AUTHORITY.


       The purpose of this local law is to provide for the appointment of a Local
Waterfront Revitalization Program Consistency Review Board by the Mayor to enable
the Mayor to fully implement the applicable provisions of the City of Hudson Local
Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP).

       The substantive provisions of this local law shall only apply when there is in
existence a City of Hudson Local Waterfront Revitalization Program which has been
adopted in accordance with Article 42 of the Executive Law of the State of New York.
        This local law is adopted under the authority of the Municipal Home Rule Law
(Chapter 36-a of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York) and the Waterfront
Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways Act of the State of New York
(Chapter 18 of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York, Article 42 of the
Executive Law).

Section 3. LOCAL WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION PROGRAM CONSISTENCY
REVIEW BOARD.

   Hudson City Charter, Article XXXII is amended by RENUMBERING such
   Article “XXXIII Miscellaneous Provisions” and the sections thereafter “C33-1.”
   Et. Seq.; and REPLACING Article XXXII with the following:

                            “ARTICLE XXXII
    Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Consistency Review Board

§C32-1. Establishment of Review Board.

There shall be in the City of Hudson a review board known as the “Local
Waterfront Revitalization Program Consistency Review Board.”

§C32-2. Members; appointment’ terms of office; filing of vacancies.

There shall be appointed by the Mayor three members, who together shall be the
Local Waterfront Revitalization Review Program (LWRP) Consistency Review
Board, and one of them shall be appointed for a term of one year, one for a term
of two years and one for a term of three years; and at the expiration of such
terms, the terms of office of their successors shall be three years, so that the term
of office of 1/3 of such Board shall expire each year. All appointments to fill
vacancies shall be for the unexpired term. Not more than 1/3 of the members of
said Board shall hold any other public office in the City of Hudson.

§C32-3. Certification of appointment of members.

The appointment of the Board shall be evidenced by a certificate in writing
signed by the Mayor and filed forthwith in the office of the City Clerk.

§C32-4. Members to serve without compensation.

The members of the Board shall serve without compensation for their services as
such Members.

§C32-5. Matters to be referred to the Board.

In accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 325 and the City of
Hudson Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, all actions or direct actions
subject to a coastal consistency review shall be referred to the Board by the
appropriate agency of the City for a recommendation as to whether such action
or direct action is consistent with the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.
Such Board shall also make such other recommendations as provided for in
Chapter 325.

§C32-5. Statutory authority.

This article is enacted pursuant to the powers given by the Waterfront
Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways Act of the State of New York
(Article 42 of the Executive Law).”

Section 4. Severability.

       The provisions of this local law are severable. If any provision of this local law is
       found invalid, such finding shall not affect the validity of this local law as a whole
       or any part or provision hereof other than the provision so found to be invalid.
Section 5. Effective Date.

      This local law shall take effect immediately upon its filing in the office of the
      Secretary of State in accordance with Section 27 of the Municipal Home Rule
      Law.

Introduced ___________________________

Seconded ____________________________


                                             Approved __________________________

                                             By_________________________________
                                                                 Richard Scalera, Mayor

				
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