Article I: Name
The name of this Commission shall be the “Central Pine Barrens Joint
Planning and Policy Commission.” As a matter of convenience, it may
be referred to as the “Central Pine Barrens Commission” or the “Commission”.
Article II: Object
The object of this Commission shall be to carry out the provisions and
purpose of the Long Island Pine Barrens Protection Act of 1993.
Article III: Members and Representatives
Section 1. The Commission shall consist of five voting members: one member appointed by the Governor and four ex officio members who are the County Executive of Suffolk County, the Supervisor of the Town of Brookhaven, the Supervisor of the Town of Riverhead, and the Supervisor of the Town of Southampton.
Section 2. The member appointed by the Governor shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. Each ex officio member shall serve for so long as he or she holds the office designated in section 1 of this article.
Section 3. Each ex officio member may appoint a designated representative to exercise his or her powers and perform his or her duties, including the power to vote.
Section 4. Designated representatives shall be appointed by filing with
the Commission a letter of appointment, written on the ex officio member’s
official letterhead and signed by the ex officio member.
Article IV: Meetings
Section 1. The regular meetings of the Commission shall be held on the second Wednesday and the preceding Monday of each month unless otherwise scheduled by the Commission.
Section 2. Special meetings may be called as follows:
a. by the Chairperson provided at least forty-eight hours notice is given prior thereto; or
b. by the Chairperson on consent of all members without forty-eight hours notice; or
c. by any two members by written request to the Chairperson, and the Chairperson must schedule meeting within five business days of receipt of the written request.
Section 3. Public notice of the time and place of meetings shall be made in accordance with New York Public Officers Law, Article 7 (“Open Meetings Law”).
Section 4. Four members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business or the exercise of any power or function of the Commission.
Section 5. An affirmative vote of three or more members shall be required to pass a resolution or otherwise exercise any functions or powers of the Commission, except for the adoption of the comprehensive land use plan. Adoption of the comprehensive land use plan requires the unanimous vote of all the members of the Commission.
Section 6. Meetings shall be conducted in accordance with New York Public
Officers Law, Article 7 (“Open Meetings Law”).
The Commission may adopt such reasonable rules of procedure as it finds
necessary to carry out its purposes.
Article VI: Amendment of Bylaws
These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Commission
by a majority vote.