[HISTORY: Adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable. Uncodified sections of local laws amending these provisions are included at the end of this chapter.]
[Adopted 6-27-2000 by L.L. No. 12-2000 (Ch. 141, Art. I, of the 1985 Code)]
This Legislature hereby finds and determines that there have been incidents in which vacant County land has been used in a manner that dramatically changes its condition, without adequate notice to neighboring residents.
This Legislature also finds and determines that such surprise changes in the use of vacant County land can be very disruptive to the aesthetics and quality of life of local communities.
Therefore, the purpose of this article is to impose a requirement that any property owner within 200 feet of a proposed change in use, on vacant County land, shall receive at least 15 days' public notice.
Whenever the County of Suffolk formally agrees and commits to a change in the physical use of vacant County-owned real property by construction or improvement, the pertinent County department, office or agency having jurisdiction over implementation of the change in the physical use of such property shall provide adequate public and written notice to all property owners located within 200 feet of the proposed change in use.
The notice required by Subsection A of this section shall specify the nature and scope of the proposed change in the physical use of such property in such a manner as to clearly, concisely, conspicuously, accurately and completely identify said change in use at least 15 days before the commencement of any such activity to change the physical use of such property.
This article shall apply to all actions occurring on or after the effective date of this article.