Under Staph's proposal, the planning board would be able to review developments, and they would be subject to environmental and other impact studies as well.
Charles Voss, a member of the board, said the law pointed out the nature of the law is to restrict retail use.
"The sole purpose of Local Law I is to restrict one form of use, that's large-scale commercial retail use," Voss said.
Staph said the developers should be held responsible for funding studies to determine if a development is appropriate, but he said he is mindful of the landowners as well.
"I've got a problem with restricting land owners' rights," Staph said.
Staph said a draft of the law is expected to be decided on at the Tuesday, March 3, meeting of the Planning Board.
The Town Board will then need to hold a public hearing, and vote on the law before it can be enacted.