Suffolk County, NY
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature 8-28-2001 by Res. No. 709-2001; amended in its entirety 9-5-2006 by Res. No. 985-2006 (Ch. 674 of the 1985 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable. Uncodified sections of local laws amending these provisions are included at the end of this chapter.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Recognition programs — See Ch. 1075.
1016a Uncod LL Pro

§ 1016-1 Review committee established.

The Suffolk County Review Committee for County Siting of Memorials and Symbols and Naming of County Facilities, Parks, and Roads is hereby created to consist of the following seven individuals:
A. 
A representative of the County Legislature, to be selected by the Presiding Officer, who shall serve as Chairman;
B. 
The County Executive, or his or her designee;
C. 
The Commissioner of the County Department of Public Works, or his or her designee;
D. 
The Director of the County Department of Planning, or his or her designee;
E. 
The Executive Director of the County Division of Human Rights, or his or her designee;
F. 
The Minority Leader of the Suffolk County Legislature, or his/her designee; and
G. 
The Chairman of the Suffolk County Legislature's Ways and Means Committee, or any successor committee thereto.

§ 1016-2 Committee responsibilities.

[Amended 3-24-2009 by L.L. No. 8-2009]
The Committee shall review all requests for the proposed placement, siting and installation of memorials and/or symbols on County-owned or County-leased property; the naming of any County facility, park, or road, for no consideration, or in exchange for monetary consideration; or corporate sponsorship of any County facility, park, or road, for no consideration, or in exchange for monetary consideration, according to the criteria set forth herein prior to the granting of any approval of any such request, and shall issue a written recommendation to the Ways and Means Committee of the County Legislature, or any successor committee thereto, and to the County Executive, no later than 90 days subsequent to the receipt of such request, said recommendation to be in writing and to include a brief listing of the findings and determinations on which the recommendation is based.

§ 1016-3 Naming or renaming facilities, parks or roads for no consideration.

[Amended 3-24-2009 by L.L. No. 8-2009]
The Committee shall consider the following criteria when reviewing a request to name or rename a County facility, park, or road for no consideration:
A. 
If the facility is to be named after a deceased individual, the individual should have been deceased for at least six months prior to the naming of the facility, the individual should have provided outstanding service to the County of Suffolk over a period of years, and special consideration should be given if the individual's death was related to service to the County;
B. 
If the facility is to be named after a living individual, that individual should have provided outstanding service to the County of Suffolk over a period of years and the individual should be at least 65 years of age;
C. 
If the facility is to be named after a group/organization, then the group/organization should have contributed at least 50% to the development costs or maintenance costs of the facility, and should agree to pay the cost of installing a plaque or other form of dedication of the facility;
D. 
A relationship should exist between the individual or group/organization being considered and the location and/or type of facility being named; and
E. 
A proliferation of names for different parts of the same facility should be avoided, and the same name should not be applied to any other County facility.

§ 1016-4 Naming or renaming facilities within parkland for consideration.

[Added 3-24-2009 by L.L. No. 8-2009]
The Committee shall consider the following criteria when reviewing a request to name or rename a County facility or area within County active or passive parkland in exchange for monetary consideration:
A. 
All relevant terms of the proposed agreement to name the facility or area, including the time period of the proposed agreement and the estimated revenue to the County that will be generated by the proposed agreement; the proposed or present use of the facility or area; the proposed name to be displayed; the conceptual connection, if any, between the facility or area to be named and the proposed name; and how the name will be displayed;
B. 
The community standing, reputation and character of the person or entity for whom or for which the facility or area is to be named, and the accomplishments of such person or entity; and
C. 
The willingness of the applicant to pay the costs of producing and installing a plaque or other form of signage.

§ 1016-5 Corporate sponsorship for consideration.

[Added 3-24-2009 by L.L. No. 8-2009]
The Committee shall consider the following criteria when reviewing a request for corporate sponsorship of a County facility or area within County active or passive parkland in exchange for monetary consideration:
A. 
All relevant terms of the proposed agreement for corporate sponsorship, including the time period of the proposed agreement and the estimated revenue to the County that will be generated by the proposed agreement; the proposed or present use of the facility or area; the proposed name, if any, to be displayed; and the conceptual connection, if any, between the facility or area to be sponsored and the proposed corporate sponsor;
B. 
The community standing, reputation and character of the proposed corporate sponsor and the accomplishments of such sponsor; and
C. 
The extent of the proposed corporate sponsor's willingness to contribute to the development costs and/or maintenance costs of the facility or area to be sponsored and the willingness of the proposed sponsor to pay the cost of producing and installing a plaque or other form of signage to communicate to the public said sponsorship.

§ 1016-6 Naming in honor of veterans.

The Committee shall not review proposals for the naming or renaming of County roads in honor of deceased veterans who perished in war zones as set forth in Chapter 1075, Recognition Programs, Article III.

§ 1016-7 Review by Board of Trustees of Parks, Recreation and Conservation.

[Added 3-24-2009 by L.L. No. 8-2009]
In addition to the review herein required by the Committee, the Board of Trustees of Parks, Recreation and Conservation shall also review all requests to name or rename a County facility or area within County active or passive parkland in exchange for monetary consideration pursuant to the criteria set forth in § 1016-4 above, and shall also review all requests for corporate sponsorship of a County facility or area within County active or passive parkland in exchange for monetary consideration pursuant to the criteria set forth in § 1016-5 above.

§ 1016-8 Committee recommendation required.

A. 
No resolution authorizing such placement, siting or installation of memorials and/or symbols on County-owned or County-leased property, or the naming of County facilities, parks, or roads, shall be considered by the Suffolk County Legislature unless and until a recommendation has been received from the Committee.
B. 
Any such recommendation shall not be binding but shall be purely advisory in nature.

§ 1016-9 Applicability.

This chapter shall apply to any request for proposed placement, siting and installation of memorials and/or symbols on County-owned or County-leased property, or the naming of County facilities, parks, or roads, made on or after the effective date of this chapter.