Property Acquisition

SYNOPSIS OF FINDINGS AND DETERMINATION

Please take notice that on September 8, 2020, the Town Board of the Town of Southold determined that it is in the best interests of the residents of Southold that the Town acquire the property at 12500 Main Road, Northeast Corner of Main Road (SR 25) and New Suffolk Avenue Mattituck, Town of Southold (SCTM No. 1000 Section 114 Block 11, Lot 17) through eminent domain and made the following findings with respect to the acquisition. 

1.    The acquisition will benefit the public, in that, the acquisition of the property situated at 12500 Main Road, Northeast Corner of Main Road (SR 25) and New Suffolk Avenue Mattituck, Town of Southold (SCTM No. 1000 Section 114 Block 11, Lot 17) would afford the residents of Mattituck and Southold at large the opportunity to create a “Village Green” or other community gathering place in a prominent location on Main Road, within the Mattituck Hamlet Center and close to the Love Lane Corridor, an asset not currently existing in the Hamlet and called for by both Draft Town Comprehensive Plan and prior land use studies of the hamlet.

2.    The acquisition will be for the purpose of creating such a “Village Green” at this location.    

3.     The proposed approximate location of the property to be acquired and reasons for the selection of that location are:

    a.    The approximate location of the property to be acquired is the 1.75 acre undeveloped lot at 12500 Main Road, Northeast Corner of Main Road (SR 25) and New Suffolk Avenue Mattituck, Town of Southold (SCTM No. 1000 Section 114 Block 11, Lot 17);

    b.    This location was selected for acquisition because of its condition as an undeveloped lot and its prominent location on Main Road, within the Mattituck Hamlet Center and close to the Love Lane Corridor.

4.    The proposed acquisition will have the following general effect on the environment and the residents of the location:

    a.    The proposed acquisition will allow the opportunity for the development of a “Village Green” or other community gathering place in a prominent location on Main Road, within the Mattituck Hamlet Center and close to the Love Lane Corridor, for the use of the general public, an asset not currently existing in the Hamlet and called for by both Draft Town Comprehensive Plan and prior land use studies of the hamlet.

    b.     The preservation of this undeveloped property as a public park will have minimal environmental impact.

5.    The acquisition has been determined by the Town Board of the Town of Southold to be a Type 2 Action under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act. 

6.    On September 8, 2020, the Town Board of the Town of Southold adopted a determination that the acquisition would not have a significant impact on the environment.

ATTENTION: UNDER SECTION 207 OF THE EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEDURE LAW, THERE ARE THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE COMPLETION OF PUBLICATION OF THE CONDEMNER’S NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION REQUIREMENT TO SEEK JUDICIAL REVIEW OF THE CONDEMNER’S FINDINGS AND DETERMINATION AND BE FURTHER ADVISED UNDER SECTIONS 207 AND 208 OF THE EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEDURE LAW, THE EXCLUSIVE VENUE FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW OF THE CONDEMNER’S FINDINGS AND DETERMINATION IS THE APPELLATE DIVISION OF THE SUPREME COURT IN THE JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT WHERE ANY PART OF THE PROPERTY TO BE CONDEMNED IS LOCATED. COPIES OF THE COMPLETE FINDINGS AND DETERMINATION ARE AVAILABLE AT THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE OR AT THE TOWN’S WEBSITE WWW.SOUTHOLDTOWNNY.GOV <http://WWW.SOUTHOLDTOWNNY.GOV> AND WILL BE FORWARDED UPON WRITTEN REQUEST WITHOUT COST.  SEND REQUESTS TO SOUTHOLD TOWN CLERK, TOWN HALL, 53095 ROUTE 25, P.O. BOX 1179, SOUTHOLD, NY 11971.

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF SOUTHOLD

Dated:    September 8, 2020 

Southold, New York 

Elizabeth A. Neville

Southold Town Clerk