2016 General Elections - Propositions

Town of East Hampton  |  Town of Riverhead  |  Town of Shelter Island  |  Town of Southampton  |  Town of Southold


Town of East Hampton

PROPOSAL ONE, A PROPOSITION

Form of Submission

Shall a Local Law entitled ‘A LOCAL LAW amending Chapter 112 (Community Preservation) of the Town Code of the Town of East Hampton, (1) in relation to extending the effective date of the real estate transfer tax imposed to benefit the Town Community Preservation Fund until December 31, 2050 and (2) authorizing the use of a portion of such Town Community Preservation Fund, not to exceed 20%, for water quality improvement projects’ BE APPROVED?

Abstract

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Town of Riverhead

PROPOSAL ONE, A PROPOSITION

Form of Submission

Shall a Local Law entitled 'A LOCAL LAW amending Chapter 221 (Community Preservation; Open Space) of the Town Code of the Town of Riverhead, (1) in relation to extending the effective date of the real estate transfer tax imposed to benefit the Town Community Preservation Fund until December 31, 2050 and (2) authorizing the use of a portion of such Town Community Preservation Fund, not to exceed 20%, for water quality improvement projects' BE APPROVED?

Abstract

In 2015, the State Legislature approved and the governor signed into law, Chapter 551 of the Laws of 2015,  amending the Town Law in relation to the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund and Chapter 114 of the Laws of 1998 amending the Town Law and other laws relating to authorizing certain towns in the Peconic Bay region to establish Community Preservation Funds to extend the 2% real estate transfer tax from December 31, 2030 to December 31, 2050 and creating a new category of eligible funding for water quality improvement projects including but not limited to: wastewater treatment; aquatic habitat restoration; and pollution prevention. It further allows the town boards of any town within the Peconic Bay region (East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold) to utilize a maximum of 20% of the CPF to finance the implementation of water quality improvement projects. The CPF water quality improvement funds  could  be  used  to  match  any federal,  state,  county  or other funds up to a maximum of 10% of water quality improvement  funding  for  the operation  of the  Peconic  Bay National Estuary Program (PEP).

PROPOSAL TWO, A PROPOSITION

Form of Submission

Shall a Local Law of 2016, ENTITLED, “LOCAL LAW TO INCREASE THE TERM OF OFFICE OF THE TOWN SUPERVISOR FROM TWO YEARS TO FOUR YEARS” be approved?

Abstract

Proposition No. 2 – If approved, the term of office for the Town Supervisor which is set in Town Law, Section 24, as two years, will be superseded by a Local Law which would increase the term of office of the Town Supervisor from a two year term to a four year term.


Town of Shelter Island

PROPOSAL ONE, A PROPOSITION

Form of Submission

Shall a Local Law entitled "A LOCAL LAW amending Chapter 50 (Community Preservation Fund) of the Town Code of the Town of Shelter Island, (1) in relation to extending the effective date of the real estate transfer tax imposed to benefit the Town Community Preservation Fund until December 31, 2050 and (2) authorizing the use of a portion of such Town Community Preservation Fund, not to exceed 20% for water quality improvement projects" BE APPROVED?"

Abstract

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Town of Southampton

PROPOSAL ONE, A PROPOSITION

Form of Submission

Shall a Local Law entitled, ‘A LOCAL LAW amending Southampton Town Code Chapter 140 (Community Preservation Fund) to (i) extend the effective date of the Community Preservation Fund Real Estate Transfer Tax until December 31, 2050, and (ii) authorize the use of a portion of the Community Preservation Fund, not to exceed 20%, for water quality improvement projects,’ BE APPROVED?”

Abstract 

The purpose of this local law is to implement the authority delegated by the State to the Town of Southampton pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Laws of 2015.  Specifically, this local law would permit the Town to use up to 20% of the Community Preservation Fund’s annual revenues to undertake water quality improvement projects, as defined herein, in order to preserve community character by improving water quality.  The Town would use the prior calendar year’s revenue to determine the maximum amount available for water quality improvement project allocations pursuant to the state-mandated limit of up to 20%. 

Projects eligible for funding include:  (1) wastewater treatment improvement projects, (2) non-point source abatement and control program projects developed pursuant to section 11-b of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts Law, section 1455b of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act, or Article 42 of the Executive Law, (3) aquatic habitat restoration projects, (4) pollution prevention projects, and (5) the operation of the Peconic Bay National Estuary Program, as designated by the United State Environmental Protection Agency.

Importantly, no monies from the fund may be expended for a water quality improvement project unless such project has first been certified by the Town Board via Town Board resolution, and in accordance with “Part B” of the Community Preservation Fund Project Plan, which addresses water quality improvement projects.  A draft of this plan is available for public review and inspection in the Town Clerk’s Office, or on the Town’s website at: www.southamptontownny.gov/188/Community-Preservation-Fund.

In connection with these amendments, the Community Preservation Fund real estate transfer tax is proposed to be extended from December 31, 2030, to December 31, 2050.

This local law is subject to a mandatory referendum pursuant to §23(1) of Municipal Home Rule Law, as provided for by Chapter 551 of the Laws of 2015.


Town of Southold

PROPOSAL ONE, A PROPOSITION

Form of Submission

Shall a Local Law entitled, ‘A LOCAL LAW amending Southold Town Code Chapter 17 Community Preservation Fund to (i) extend the effective date of the Community Preservation Fund Real Estate Transfer Tax until December 31, 2050, and (ii) authorize the use of a portion of the Community Preservation Fund, not to exceed 20%, for water quality improvement projects,’ BE APPROVED?

Abstract

The purpose of this local law is to implement the authority delegated by the State to the Town of Southold pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Laws of 2015. Specifically, this local law would permit the Town to use up to 20% of the Community Preservation Fund’s annual revenues to undertake water quality improvement projects, as defined herein, in order to preserve community character by improving water quality.  The Town would use the prior calendar year’s revenue to determine the maximum amount available for water quality improvement project allocations pursuant to the state-mandated limit of up to 20%.  

Projects eligible for funding include:  (1) wastewater treatment improvement projects, (2) non-point source abatement and control program projects developed pursuant to section 11-b of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts Law, section 1455b of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act, or Article 42 of the Executive Law, (3) aquatic habitat restoration projects, (4) pollution prevention projects, and (5) the operation of the Peconic Bay National Estuary Program, as designated by the United State Environmental Protection Agency.

Importantly, no monies from the fund may be expended for a water quality improvement project unless such project has first been certified by the Town Board via Town Board resolution, and in accordance with the Community Preservation Fund Project Plan, which addresses water quality improvement projects.  A draft of this plan is available for public review and inspection in the Town Clerk’s Office, or on the Town’s website at: www.southoldtownny.gov.

In connection with these amendments, the Community Preservation Fund real estate transfer tax is proposed to be extended from December 31, 2030, to December 31, 2050.

This local law is subject to a mandatory referendum pursuant to §23(1) of Municipal Home Rule Law, as provided for by Chapter 551 of the Laws of 2015.