Amendment to Chapter 260, Vehicles and Traffic Law

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 20th day of April 2021, a need for a reduction of weight limits for vehicles on certain Town roads; and

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN, that it has been presented a Local Law entitled “A Local Law in relation to an Amendment to Chapter 260, Vehicles and Traffic, in connection with Traffic and Pedestrian Safety” and

 

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 18th day of May, 2021 at 7:01 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 260, Vehicles and Traffic, in connection with Traffic and Pedestrian Safety” reads as follows:

LOCAL LAW NO.      2021

 

A Local Law entitled, “A Local Law in relation to an Amendment to Chapter 260, Vehicles and Traffic, in connection with Traffic and Pedestrian Safety”.

 

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

 

I.          Purpose.

The purpose of this local law is to improve safety for pedestrians and vehicles, as well as dealing with impacts to the public’s health, safety and welfare.

 

II.        Chapter 260 of the Code of the Town of Southold is hereby amended by removing the struck through portions and adding the underlined portions as follows:

 

            Article IV Truck Vehicle Traffic

 

§ 260-26   Restricted truck vehicle traffic.

 

A. Purpose. The Town Board of the Town of Southold finds that, with the increasing development and population of the Town of Southold, transportation activities are increasing and impacting the local streets. Regulation of truck vehicle usage on local streets is necessary so as to provide for the safety and welfare of the Town's citizens and for the orderly flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on busy local streets. There are numerous other alternate local streets linking state and highways in the area.

 

B. Vehicles, trucks, tractors, tractor-trailer combinations, tractor-semitrailer combinations or tractor-trailer-semitrailer combinations in excess of a registered weight of 10,000 8,000 pounds are prohibited from traveling upon the following streets. Such exclusion shall not be construed to prevent the delivery or pickup of merchandise or other property along the streets from which such vehicles or combinations are otherwise excluded:

 

Name of Street                                                            Location

Love Lane                                                                   At the intersection of Love

Lane and State Road 25 north to 

the intersection of Love Lane and

County Route 48

 

            Peconic Bay Boulevard                                              The length of Peconic Bay 

Boulevard running from Laurel to

Mattituck

 

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:  April 20, 2021                                                BY THE ORDER OF THE 

                                                                                    SOUTHOLD TOWN BOARD

                                                                                    Elizabeth A. Neville

                                                                                    Southold Town Clerk