[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 3-22-1994 by L.L. No. 4-1994 (Ch. 446, Art. II, of the 1985 Code)]
This Legislature hereby finds and determines that the County is investing large amounts of money, totaling nearly a $1,040,000 in prior years and an additional $250,000 proposed for the years 1994-1996, for automatic irrigation systems and support structures, while at the same time the County is securing commitments from private companies that will be managing County facilities, such as the Bergen Point Golf Course, to invest a great deal of resources into the installation of automatic irrigation systems and support structures.
This Legislature further finds and determines that rain-sensing devices would help to preserve our precious water supply by limiting the use of such automatic irrigation systems to those periods of time when the greatest impact and benefit to the County would be derived.
Therefore, the purpose of this article is to restrict automatic irrigation systems on County-owned property and to establish a model for water districts and the Suffolk County Water Authority to follow so that the cumulative impact of such local initiatives can ultimately reduce, if not eliminate, wasteful water-use practices.
Any automatic irrigation system installed on County-owned property on or after the effective date of this article shall be equipped with rain-sensing devices designed to restrict the use of such water on the basis of actual rainfall.
In those instances in which automatic irrigation systems are to be installed pursuant to an agreement with a private individual, firm or company that has contracted with the County of Suffolk to manage a County property, such requirement shall be made a provision of said contract and the failure to comply with such provisions shall be deemed a breach of said contract for which the County of Suffolk may collect liquidated damages as set forth in said contract.
[Adopted 7-29-2014 by L.L. No. 24-2014]
This Legislature hereby finds and determines that obesity is an epidemic throughout the United States among both children and adults, which can cause significant health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This Legislature also finds and determines that over 59% of Suffolk County residents are overweight or obese pursuant to body mass index (BMI) calculations. This Legislature further finds that the County of Suffolk should adopt a leadership role in promoting good health and fighting obesity.
This Legislature finds that the County of Suffolk operates a network of parks, many of which feature concession stands that allow visitors to purchase a convenient meal. Other County facilities have cafeterias and vending machines that make food and beverages available to visitors and employees. This Legislature also finds that concession stands in other areas of the country that offer healthy food and beverages are finding their businesses thriving, with increased profits and reduced production costs. This Legislature determines that County park concessions, cafeterias and vending machines should offer healthy menu items that are readily available for purchase by visitors and employees to encourage consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains and promote a healthy, active lifestyle. This Legislature also finds that improving the food offerings available at County facilities will also showcase our vibrant local farming community, expose residents to local and local organic foods and produce, and contribute to the improvement of Long Island's economy.
Therefore, the purpose of this article is to require that healthy food standards be incorporated into all future County agreements with concession, cafeteria and vending machine operators.
All County contracts for the provision of food or beverages at concession stands, cafeterias or by vending machines on property owned by the County of Suffolk shall include the following requirements, as applicable to the service being provided:
For concession stands at County parks and cafeteria operators on County property:
The concessionaire shall offer a minimum of four fresh fruit or vegetable choices and a minimum of one type of leafy-green salad with a minimum of one vinegar-based dressing.
The concessionaire shall attempt to offer sandwiches, salads and entrees which have no more than 700 calories, with at least 25% of offerings having 550 calories or less, containing no more than 800 milligrams of sodium and made with whole grains.
The concessionaire shall offer a minimum of one steamed, baked or grilled vegetable option daily, which contains no more than 200 milligrams of sodium per serving.
At least 50% of soups offered by a concessionaire shall contain no more than 480 milligrams of sodium per eight-ounce serving.
Thirty-three percent of all breakfast breads offered by a concessionaire shall have no more than 300 calories per serving.
Thirty-three percent of all desserts offered by a concessionaire shall have no more than 200 calories per serving.
The concessionaire shall offer a minimum of one organic option and shall seek to source produce locally, when possible.
For vending machines on County property:
At least two slots in each beverage vending machine shall be stocked with water.
Water must be stocked in the highest selling position.
Beverages with more than 25 calories per eight-ounce serving shall fill no more than two slots, with at least one of those slots selling containers that are 12 ounces or smaller in size.
Any remaining slots may be filled with beverages that contain between zero calorie and 25 calories per eight-ounce serving.
At least 66% of the snacks offered for sale shall contain no more than 250 calories per package.
At least 66% of the snacks other than nuts, seeds, nut butters and cheese shall contain no more than seven grams of total fat.
At least 66% of the snacks other than nuts, seeds, nut butters and cheese shall contain no more than two grams of saturated fat.
All snacks offered for sale shall be free of trans fats.
At least 66% of the snacks shall contain no more than 200 milligrams of sodium.
At least 66% of the snacks shall contain no more than 10 grams of sugar, except for fruit and vegetable products with no added sugar, which are exempt from this requirement.
At least 66% of the snacks offered for sale which are grain or potato based must contain a minimum of two grams of fiber.
No more than 50% of snacks offered shall be grain or potato based.
The requirements set forth under § 36-4A of this article shall not apply to restaurants at County golf courses where food and beverages are served by wait staff, the Suffolk County correctional facilities, the Long Island Ducks Stadium, the Vanderbilt Museum or at Suffolk County Community College campuses.
The terms of this article shall be enforced by the County departments which administer contracts for the provision of food or beverages on County property.
The violation of the terms of this article, which are contained in contracts for the provision of food and beverages, shall constitute grounds for termination of a contract.
This article shall apply to all concession, cafeteria and vending machine contracts entered into on or after the effective date of this article.