[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-15-1992 byL.L. No. 11-1992 (Ch. 49, Art. I, of the 1971 Code)]
East Hampton Village contains many properties of historic value. It is famed as one of America's most beautiful and uniquely situated Villages. East Hampton residents derive considerable peace of mind from their congenial physical surrounds. It is essential that the rural-residential qualities be maintained. The Board finds that new parking facilities, streets and service roads may have a substantial impact on these qualities. Inappropriate location of parking facilities or streets adversely affects the desirability of immediate, neighboring areas for residential purposes and, by so doing, impairs the benefits of occupancy of existing property, impairs the stability of values of both improved and unimproved real property and precludes the appropriate development of such areas. The construction of new streets, service roads and parking facilities requires careful planning and the input of the residents of the Village.
When the Incorporated Village of East Hampton proposes to acquire by purchase real property for parking facilities or streets or service roads, which said real property is zoned for residential use or is used for park land, the Board of Trustees shall, prior to such acquisition, submit the proposal to the Planning Board for review.
The Planning Board shall, prior to consideration of the proposed acquisition, notify all property owners within 300 feet of the proposed property to be acquired that it has received notice of the possible acquisition from the Village Board of Trustees and that it will, pursuant to this article, hold discussions thereon at a meeting open to the public.
The Planning Board shall review and comment, in writing, on such proposal within 30 days of its receipt from the Board of Trustees.
After the proposed acquisition has been reviewed by the Planning Board, the Village Board of Trustees, prior to such acquisition, shall hold a public hearing on said proposed acquisition. Notice for said hearing shall be given by publication in the official newspaper of the Incorporated Village of East Hampton. Said public hearing will be held not less than 30 days after the publication of such notice.
If the Planning Board renders a report disapproving the proposed acquisition, the Board of Trustees may only proceed with the proposed acquisition upon the vote of a majority plus one of all the members of the Village Board of Trustees.