Town of Southampton
Long Island, NY

Town Board Resolution
RES-2015-1264
Adopted as Amended
May 3, 2016 6:00 PM

Notice of Adoption of the "Southampton Coastal Resources and Water Protection Plan" as a Comprehensive Plan Element

Information

Department:Long Range PlanningSponsors:Councilman John Bouvier, Councilwoman Julie Lofstad
Category:MiscellaneousFunctions:None

Financial Impact

None

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WHEREAS, the waters and waterfront area of the Town of Southampton have defined the character of the Town since its founding - the shoreline areas; the barrier islands; and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Peconic Bay, and the south shore bays; as well as the streams and fresh water ponds, have provided the Town with extensive and diverse resources and opportunities and have all been the basis for the Town’s quality of life and economy throughout its history; and

 

WHEREAS, these precious resources are increasingly subject to the pressures of population growth and economic development, which include requirements for industry, commerce, residential development, recreation and preservation so that the Town is often faced with competing demands; and

 

WHEREAS, the Town of Southampton has strived to protect itself from the loss of marine resources, diminution of open space areas, shoreline erosion and permanent adverse changes to ecological systems and loss of economic opportunities by enacting a number of effective regulatory tools to protect, preserve, and promote sustainability throughout the coastline; and

 

WHEREAS, the Water Protection Plan as part of the Town comprehensive plan integrates the existing recommendations of the 1999 Comprehensive Plan Update and other relevant local legislation to provide a logical framework for long-term guidance related to preservation, use, and development of the Town’s waterfronts including but not limited to revitalization of its fisheries and traditional maritime industries, increasing recreational opportunities, promotion of environmentally sensitive development and eco-tourism, preservation and enhancement of boating and maritime activities, continued support of aquaculture and clean water initiatives, and fostering the viability of water dependent and water-enhanced businesses, all of which will increase economic prosperity and improve the quality of life for residents as well as Southampton’s second-home and tourist industries; and

 

WHEREAS, the Town Board held public hearings on November 24th, December 8th,  and December 22nd 2015, and February 23rd, March 22nd, April 12th, and May 3rd 2016;

 

WHEREAS, the Suffolk County Planning Commission (SCPC) by letter dated November 20, 2015 indicated the adoption of the plan was a matter for local determination; and

 

WHEREAS, the Southampton Planning Board by Resolution 2015-398 dated December 10, 2015 supported the Town Board’s adoption of the plan; now, therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED, the Town Board of the Town of Southampton hereby adopts the Southampton Coastal Resources and Water Protection Plan dated October 2015 as a component of the Comprehensive Plan; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk is hereby authorized to publish the following Notice of Adoption:

 

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that after public hearings were held by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton on November 24th, December 8th, and December 22nd 2015, and February 23rd, March 22nd, April 12th, and May 3rd 2016 adopted the Southampton Coastal Resources and Water Protection Plan dated October 2015 as a component of the Town's Comprehensive Plan.

 

Copies of the Plan are on file in the Town Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday, from 8:30

a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on the Southampton Town Website at

http://www.southamptontownny.gov

 

                                                                                    BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD                                         

                                                                                    TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK

                                                                                    SUNDY A. SCHERMEYER, TOWN CLERK

Meeting History

Dec 22, 2015 1:00 PM Video Town Board Regular Town Board Meeting
RESULT:TABLED [UNANIMOUS]Next: 2/23/2016 6:00 PM
MOVER:Bridget Fleming, Councilwoman
SECONDER:Anna Throne-Holst, Supervisor
AYES:Anna Throne-Holst, Christine Preston Scalera, Bridget Fleming, Stan Glinka
Feb 23, 2016 6:00 PM Video Town Board Regular Town Board Meeting
RESULT:TABLED [UNANIMOUS]Next: 3/22/2016 6:00 PM
MOVER:John Bouvier, Councilman
SECONDER:Christine Preston Scalera, Councilwoman
AYES:Jay Schneiderman, Julie Lofstad, Christine Preston Scalera, John Bouvier, Stan Glinka
Mar 22, 2016 6:00 PM Video Town Board Regular Town Board Meeting
RESULT:TABLED [UNANIMOUS]Next: 4/12/2016 1:00 PM
MOVER:Christine Preston Scalera, Councilwoman
SECONDER:John Bouvier, Councilman
AYES:Jay Schneiderman, Julie Lofstad, Christine Preston Scalera, John Bouvier, Stan Glinka
Apr 12, 2016 1:00 PM Video Town Board Regular Town Board Meeting
RESULT:TABLED [UNANIMOUS]Next: 5/3/2016 6:00 PM
MOVER:John Bouvier, Councilman
SECONDER:Christine Preston Scalera, Councilwoman
AYES:Jay Schneiderman, Julie Lofstad, Christine Preston Scalera, John Bouvier, Stan Glinka
May 3, 2016 6:00 PM Video Town Board Special Town Board Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:John Bouvier, Councilman
SECONDER:Julie Lofstad, Councilwoman
AYES:Jay Schneiderman, Julie Lofstad, Christine Preston Scalera, John Bouvier, Stan Glinka