Amendment to Chapter 280

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENthat there has been presented to the Town Board of the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, New York, on the 27th day of August, 2019, a Local Law entitled “A Local Law in relation to an Amendment to Chapter 280, Zoning, in connection with Affordable Housing District” and

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Southold will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid Local Law at Southold Town Hall, 53095 Main Road, Southold, New York, on the 24th  day of September, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at which time all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard.

RESOLVED that the Town Clerk is authorized and directed to forward the proposed Local Law entitled, “A Local Law in relation to an Amendment to Chapter 280, Zoning, in connection with Affordable Housing District” to the Southold Town Planning Board and the Suffolk County Planning Commission for comments and recommendations.

The proposed Local Law entitled, “A Local Law in relation to an Amendment to Chapter 280, Zoning, in connection with Affordable Housing District” which reads as follows:

LOCAL LAW NO.      2019

A Local Law entitled, “A Local Law in relation to an Amendment to Chapter 280, Zoning, in connection with Affordable Housing District”

BE IT ENACTED by the Town Board of the Town of Southold as follows:

I.          Purpose

The Purpose of the amendment is to update the eligibility requirements.

II.        Amendment.

The Southold Town Code is hereby amended by removing the struck through words and adding the underlined words as follows:

§280-30. General regulations and requirements

C.        Eligibility (non-age-restricted). In each AHD, the sale or lease of dwelling units and unimproved lots shall be reserved for moderate-income families who do not have any ownership interest in any other residence or vacant lot. The net worth of an applicant (individual or family) shall not exceed 25% of the purchase price of a home sold pursuant to this section.  The eligible applicants shall be placed in a lottery system must be registered in the Town of Southold Registry, administered by the Government Liaison Officer. There shall be a priority for qualified active members in service as volunteers in an agency providing firematic protection, emergency medical or ambulance services in the Town of Southold in a formula acceptable to the Town Board.

III.       SEVERABILITY

If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, or part of this Local Law shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the judgment shall not affect the validity of this law as a whole or any part thereof other than the part so decided to be unconstitutional or invalid.

IV.       EFFECTIVE DATE

This Local Law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State as provided by law.

Dated:  August 27, 2019                                            BY THE ORDER OF THE

                                                                                    SOUTHOLD TOWN BOARD

                                                                                    Elizabeth A. Neville

                                                                                    Southold Town Clerk