Public Hearing - Shell Fishing Closure

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there has been presented to the Town Board of Trustees of the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, New York, on the 12th day of December, 2018, a desire to close certain waters within Mill Creek in the Hamlet of Greenport, and

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Town Board of Trustees of the Town of Southold will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid resolution at Southold Town Hall, 53095 Main Road, Southold, New York, on the 16th day of January, 2019 at 5:31 p.m. at which time all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard.

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

I.          Purpose

The purpose of this proposed closure is to preserve our natural recourses and shell fisheries to allow for replenishment and growth.

II.        Amendment

RESOLVED, that the Southold Town Board of Trustees in an effort to preserve our natural recourses and shell fisheries hereby designates the following waters a restricted area pursuant to Chapter 219-16 (Shellfish) of the Code of the Town of Southold where shell fishing shall not be permitted for the years 2019 and 2020:

The waters of Mill Creek in the Hamlet of Greenport located within the following boundary:

West of an imaginary line commencing from a point at a painted yellow 4”x4” stake located at 41̊ 5’67.245” North 72̊ 24’ 46.92” West running northward to a point at a painted yellow 4”x4” stake at the foot of Beverly Road at the corner of a concrete retaining wall located at 41̊ 5’ 18.52” North 72̊ 24’ 45.46” West; and

North of an imaginary line commencing at a painted yellow 4”x4” stake at the foot of Meadow Lane at a point located at 41̊ 4’ 58.62” North 72̊ 24’ 55.37” West running westward to a painted yellow 4”x4” stake in front of a large rock at a point located at 41̊ 4’ 58.9” North 72̊ 24’ 46.00” West.  

III.       SEVERABILITY

If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, or part of this resolution 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 shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Town Clerk as provided by law.