Amendment to Chapter 260, Vehicles and Traffic Law
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:
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:
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
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