Amendment to Chapter 280, Zoning

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN there has been presented to the Town Board of the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, New York, on the 22ND day of October, 2019, a Local Law entitled “A Local Law in relation to an Amendment to Chapter 280, Zoning, in connection with the Marine III (MIII) District” now, therefore, be it

NOTICE IS HEREBY 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 3rd day of December, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at which time all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard.

The proposed Local Law entitled, “A Local Law in relation to an Amendment to Chapter 280, Zoning, in connection with the Marine III (MIII) 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 the Marine III (MIII) District”

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

I     Purpose. 

The federal government, which currently owns Plum Island, has announced its intention to close the research facility on Plum Island and eventually sell the island.  Previously, when the Federal Government made the aforementioned announcement, the Town Board of the Town of Southold took steps to amend the Town’s Zoning Map in preparation for the Plum Island being privately owned.  The purpose of the Marine III (MIII) District is to provide a waterfront location in the portion of the Town located on Long Island for ferry service to and from Plum Island.  

II.    Article XXXV  Marine III Zone District (MIII)

§ 280-205    Use regulations. 

In the MIII District, no building or premises shall be used and no building or part of a building shall be erected or altered which is arranged, intended or designed to be used, in whole or in part, for any uses except the following (one use per 320,000 square feet of land above mean high water, unless otherwise specified):

A.    Permitted uses. The following uses are permitted uses and are subject to site plan approval by the Planning Board: 

(1)    Ferry terminals for ferry service to and from Plum Island only. 

B.    Accessory uses. The following uses are permitted as accessory uses and/or structures:

(1)    Ticket offices, waiting areas, snack bar 

(2)    Off-street parking or loading areas. 

(3)    Offices for executive and administrative uses. 

(4)    Storage sheds and tool sheds.

(5)     On-site storage and repair facilities directly related to the operation of the primary permitted use

(6)     Museum

(7)    Any other customary structures or uses which are customarily incidental to the principal use, except those prohibited by this chapter.

§ 280-206     Bulk, area and parking regulations. 

No building shall be used and no building or part thereof shall be erected or altered in the MIII District unless the same conforms to the Bulk Schedule and Parking and Loading Schedules incorporated into this chapter by reference, with the same force and effect if such regulations were set forth herein in full.

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:  October 22, 2019                BY THE ORDER OF THE 

                            SOUTHOLD TOWN BOARD

                            Elizabeth A. Neville

                            Southold Town Clerk