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Section 239-L Coordination of certain municipal zoning and planning actions; legislative intent and policy

General Municipal (GMU)

Coordination of certain municipal zoning and planning actions; legislative intent and policy. 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this section and sections two hundred thirty-nine-m and two hundred thirty-nine-n of this article, the following terms shall apply:

  (a) "County planning agency" means a county planning board, commission or other agency authorized by the county legislative body to review proposed actions referenced for inter-community or county-wide considerations subject to the provisions of this section, and sections two hundred thirty-nine-m and two hundred thirty-nine-n of this article.

  (b) "Regional planning council" means a regional planning board or agency established pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

  2. Intent. The purposes of this section, sections two hundred thirty-nine-m and two hundred thirty-nine-n of this article shall be to bring pertinent inter-community and county-wide planning, zoning, site plan and subdivision considerations to the attention of neighboring municipalities and agencies having jurisdiction. Such review may include inter-community and county-wide considerations in respect to the following:

  (a) compatibility of various land uses with one another;

  (b) traffic generating characteristics of various land uses in relation to the effect of such traffic on other land uses and to the adequacy of existing and proposed thoroughfare facilities;

  (c) impact of proposed land uses on existing and proposed county or state institutional or other uses;

  (d) protection of community character as regards predominant land uses, population density, and the relation between residential and nonresidential areas;

  (e) drainage;

  (f) community facilities;

  (g) official municipal and county development policies, as may be expressed through comprehensive plans, capital programs or regulatory measures; and

  (h) such other matters as may relate to the public convenience, to governmental efficiency, and to the achieving and maintaining of a satisfactory community environment.

  3. Review considerations. In no way shall the review of inter-community and county-wide considerations pursuant to the provisions of this section, or pursuant to sections two hundred thirty-nine-m and two hundred thirty-nine-n of this article, preclude a county planning agency or a regional planning council from making informal comments, or supplying such technical assistance as may be requested by a municipality.