A Public Hearing is held to hear testimony on a proposed law or regulation that is subject to review by the Board of Trustees, Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals. Notice of the hearing must be published in the local official newspaper (The Journal News) and posted at the Village Hall, specifying the location and time of the public hearing.
At the hearing, the clerk reads the public hearing notice. The Mayor opens the public hearing and invites the public to comment on the proposal. When all who wish to speak have spoken, the meeting is closed to further public comment and the meeting continues. The Board will discuss the proposal and, if it wishes, some or all of the public comments. The Board may move to vote on the proposal, to amend and vote on the proposal or to postpone action to a later date.
A quorum (at least three members) must vote in favor if the proposal is to pass or become a law. Once a vote is taken and an item is passed it must be sent to the State Records and Law Bureau for final approval and filing. Any future changes to the law require amendment through the above process.
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