(1) In accordance with the findings set forth hereinabove, there is hereby established in the Village of Dobbs Ferry an Architectural and Historic Review Board, to consist of five members appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. All members of the Architectural and Historic Review Board shall be residents of the Village and shall have particular expertise in architecture, historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, real estate, building construction, community and regional planning or related fields. At least one member of the Board shall be a registered architect in the State of New York, and at least one member shall:
- possess a degree or certification in historic preservation granted by an institution of higher education, and/or
- demonstrate expertise in historic preservation through a history of employment in the field or in projects involving historic preservation in a related field such as architecture, construction or planning.
The Mayor shall appoint one of the members of the Architectural and Historic Review Board to serve as Chairperson, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.
The members of the existing Architectural Review Board in office at the time this chapter takes effect shall assume office in the Architectural and Historic Review Board until the end of the term for which they were appointed to the Architectural and Historic Review Board. Their successors shall be appointed for terms of three years.
The Mayor may appoint one or two alternate Architectural and Historic Review Board members, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. The terms of the alternate members shall be three years, and no alternate member shall be appointed in the same year as another alternate member, except to fill the unexpired term of a vacancy. The chairperson of the Architectural and Historic Review Board may designate the alternate member to substitute for a member when such member is absent or unable to participate because of a conflict of interest on an application or matter before the Board. Alternate members shall attend all meetings of the Architectural and Historic Review Board, shall sit with the regular Board members during the review of matters before the Board, and shall participate in all actions of the Board up to, but not including, voting on motions, resolutions and actions, unless they are substituting for a regular member.
If a vacancy shall occur otherwise than by expiration of term, the Mayor shall appoint a new member for the unexpired term.