[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Southampton: Art. I, 5-14-1982 as L.L. No. 4-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Beach erosion and protection — See Ch. 37.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 96.
Building construction regulations — See Ch. A119.
Editor's Note: This local law was originally adopted as Ch. 36, but was renumbered to fit the alphabetical sequence of the Code.
[Adopted 5-14-1982 as L.L. No. 4-1982]
The regulation and control of the extraction and removal of earth products and other excavations are necessary to protect and to prevent serious and irreparable damage to the public health, safety and general welfare as well as to make effective the general purposes of comprehensive planning and zoning.
The excavation or removal of sand, gravel, stone or other minerals or the stripping or removal of topsoil from any land in the Village of Southampton without a currently effective permit issued by the Board of Trustees, is hereby prohibited.
The following operations and uses are hereby excepted from the application of this chapter:
Excavation or removal of sand, gravel, stone or other minerals or removal of topsoil on premises owned or maintained by a municipality.
Excavation or removal of sand, gravel, stone or other minerals incident to highway, sidewalk or driveway construction or construction or a single-family residence on the same premises; provided that topsoil shall not be removed from the premises.
Excavation or removal of sand, gravel, stone or other minerals incident to the construction of a stormwater basin, recharge basin or drainage sump on the same premises; provided that topsoil shall not be removed from the premises.
The moving of topsoil or other earth from one part to another of the same premises as an incident to building, farming or landscaping.
The Board of Trustees may, upon application in a specific case and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards to be prescribed by such Board, issue a permit for the excavation and removal of sand, gravel, stone or other minerals or for other excavation purposes or for the stripping or removal of topsoil, if said Board finds that such action will not be contrary to the public health, safety or interest and will not violate any other law.
An applicant for such a permit shall pay an application fee of $25.
[Amended 7-11-2002 by L.L. No. 1-2002]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.