Town of Southampton
Long Island, NY

Town Board Resolution
RES-2013-1024

Acceptance of Findings Statement in Connection with the Hampton Bays Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Corridor Strategic Plan and Cumulative Impact of Build-Out Study

Information

Department:Long Range PlanningSponsors:Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst
Category:SEQRAFunctions:None

Financial Impact

None

Body

WHEREAS, on December 14, 2004, by Resolution 2004-1754, the Town Board of the Town of Southampton authorized Hutton Associates, Inc to prepare the Hampton Bays Corridor Strategic Plan as an update and expansion to the Hampton Bays Hamlet Center Strategy Plan, adopted on November 23, 1999, by Resolution 1999-1334, as part of the Comprehensive Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, on April 4, 2008 by Resolution No. 2008-5999 the Town Board of the Town of Southampton authorized the Supervisor to sign a contract with Cashin Associates, P.C. to assist in SEQRA review and preparation of the Draft and Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) and Findings Statement for the Hampton Bays Corridor Strategic Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, on August 12, 2008, by Resolution 2008-1208, the Town Board of the Town of Southampton modified and expanded the scope and designated that the Hampton Bays Corridor Strategic Plan be accompanied by a Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for the entire hamlet of Hampton Bays to include a comprehensive evaluation of all land use proposals for the area, with the assessment of all cumulative associated impacts, consideration of alternatives and presentation of mitigation measures; and

 

WHEREAS, on December 28, 2010 by Resolution 2010-1, the Town Board of the Town of Southampton deemed the scope and content of the Hampton Bays Corridor Strategic Plan last revised January 2010 and the Cumulative Impact of Build-Out Study dated November 2010, adequate for public review and circulated it accordingly; and

 

WHEREAS, public hearings were held on the DGEIS on February 8, 2011, March 8, 2011, and March 22, 2011 and the period for submitting written comments to the Town Clerk was held open beginning December 28, 2010 through April 21, 2011; and

 

WHEREAS, Cashin Associates, P.C. prepared a Final GEIS in accordance with §617.10 of 6 NYCRR (SEQR) that provides responses to substantive comments compiled by the

Southampton Town Board as Lead Agency during the SEQR public review that includes verbal comments presented at the public hearings and written comments submitted by the public and involved/interested agencies up to the period of 60 days after the close of the final public hearing; and

 

WHEREAS, on June 11, 2013 by Resolution No. 2013-482, the Town Board adopted a Notice of Completion for the FGEIS; and

 

WHEREAS, after a 60 day public consideration period, the Town Board has caused a Findings Statement to be prepared by Cashin Associates, P.C., which summarizes the facts and conclusions of the Draft and Final Generic EIS’s, weighs and balances the relevant environmental impacts with social, economic and other considerations, and provides a rationale for the Town Board’s decision; now therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Southampton hereby Accepts and Adopts the Findings Statement, pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act and Chapter 157 of the Town Code; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Corridor Strategic Plan that is assessed in the Draft GEIS and Final GEIS is hereby adopted as a component of the Southampton Town Comprehensive Plan; and 

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, as required by SEQRA and its implementing regulations, the Town Clerk is hereby directed to distribute and file copies of the Findings statement to the following involved and interested agencies:

 

1.              Town of Southampton Planning Board, Dennis Finnerty, Chairman

 

2.              Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning & Policy Commission

624 Old Riverhead Road (CR31), Westhampton Beach, NY 11978                           

 

3.              New York State Department of Environmental Conservation,

Region I- Peter Scully, Regional Director

SUNY Building 40 Stony Brook, NY 11790

 

4.              New York State Department of Transportation, Region 10

Subimal Chakraborti, P.E., Regional Director

250 Veterans Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788

 

5.              Suffolk County Department of Health Services

Office of Wastewater Management

c/o Walter Hilbert, PE  Principal Public Health Engineer

360 Yaphank Avenue Suite 2C

Yaphank NY 11980

 

6.              Hampton Bays Water District

Robert King, Superintendent

P.O. Box 1013, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

 

7.              Hampton Bays Fire District

Gerard Buckley, Chairman of the Board

PO Drawer 800, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

 

and the following interested agencies/parties:

 

8.              Suffolk County Planning Commission

c/o Sarah Lansdale, Director

P.O. Box 6100, Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099           

 

9.              Hampton Bays Unified School District

Lars Clemensen, Superintendent

86 East Argonne Road

Hampton Bays, NY 11946

 

10.              Hampton Bays Historical & Preservation Society

P.O. Box 588, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

 

11.              Hampton Bays Citizen Advisory Committee

Michael Dunn (Co-Chair), 10 Emerson Ct. Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Simone Scotto (Co-Chair), 10 Gravel Hill Rd. Hampton Bays, NY 11946

 

12.              Hampton Bays Civic Association

Bruce King, President

92 Ponquogue Avenue

Hampton Bays, NY 11946

 

13.              Hampton Bays Beautification Association

Susan Von Freddi, President

P.O. Box 682, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

 

; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, copies of the Findings Statement shall be made available:

 

·              In the Town Clerk’s Office, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

·              On the Town’s website at http://www.southamptontownny.gov

·              At the Hampton Bays public library

·              At the Town Clerk Annex, Hampton Bays

 

Meeting History

Oct 22, 2013 6:00 PM Video Town Board Regular Town Board Meeting
RESULT:TABLED [UNANIMOUS]Next: 11/12/2013 1:00 PM
MOVER:Anna Throne-Holst, Supervisor
SECONDER:Christine Preston Scalera, Councilwoman
AYES:Anna Throne-Holst, James Malone, Christine Preston Scalera, Bridget Fleming, Chris Nuzzi
Nov 12, 2013 1:00 PM Video Town Board Regular Town Board Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Anna Throne-Holst, Supervisor
SECONDER:Christine Preston Scalera, Councilwoman
AYES:Anna Throne-Holst, James Malone, Christine Preston Scalera, Bridget Fleming
ABSENT:Chris Nuzzi