[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton 10-8-1996 by L.L. No. 36-1996; amended in its entirety 8-12-2008 by L.L. No. 51-2008. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Coastal erosion hazard areas — See Ch. 138.
Housing for income-eligible households — See Ch. 216.
Protection of natural resources — See Ch. 229.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 292.
Western generic environmental impact statement law — See Ch. 324.
Wetlands — See Ch. 325.
Zoning — See Ch. 330.
During a major reorganization of several departments within the Town of Southampton, including those concerned with planning, building, zoning, natural resources and other related matters, the Town Board created the Department of Land Management. The Department includes several distinct but interrelated divisions and offices: Planning, Building and Zoning, Environment, Intermodal Transportation and Traffic Safety, Economic Development and Administration.
The Department of Land Management's mission is focused on providing the highest level of service to the citizens of Southampton. The overall mission statement of the Department is as follows:
Administer, coordinate, develop and enforce all land development and environmental programs, procedures and regulations.
Process all land development applications in a timely, coordinated and efficient manner.
Undertake and implement short- and long-range plans to guide land development and conservation of the natural environment.
Promote and support business retention and attraction.
Provide professional and technical support services to the Planning, Zoning, Conservation, Architectural Review and Licensing Review Boards and citizen and related advisory committees appointed by the Town Board in connection with various comprehensive planning initiatives.
Manage and participate in the planning of capital improvements, environmental conservation and related projects and programs.
Coordinate community housing projects and programs to facilitate affordable housing opportunities, working with both the public sector and private sector.
The Town Board also created the position of Administrator of Land Management to oversee and manage the Department of Land Management.
The Administrator is charged by the Town Board with significant and independent authority to manage the Town's overall planning, development and conservation of land resources and implementation of policy. The appointment to such a position should be of a sufficient length to allow the Administrator to perform his or her duties consistently and continuously in a professional and independent manner through the terms of the Town Supervisor and Town Board members.
The term of office of the Town's Administrator of Land Management shall be three years.
The Administrator of Land Management shall have such duties as the Town Board may from time to time prescribe, including but not limited to the following:
Assist the Town Board with the establishment and implementation of land use and development legislation, priorities, policies, projects and programs.
Assist the Town Board, General Services Administrator and Comptroller with financial and related analysis pertaining to development projects and programs.
Coordinate the efforts of the Planning, Building and Zoning and Environment Divisions of the Department of Land Management during the review of priority development projects and programs.
Represent the Town on various development-oriented committees, task forces and forums.
Lead the implementation of design and development projects, programs and strategies recommended by the Comprehensive Plan update.
Serve as the Town's primary contact for businesses requiring assistance or seeking location opportunities within the Town of Southampton.
Manage professional and administrative staff assigned to the Department, including all data entry, accounting, clerical and related support services required by each division.
Under the direction of the Town Attorney, review all legal matters arising within the divisions of the Department.
Oversight of those charged with the duties and responsibilities for administration and control of community housing opportunities for income-eligible households pursuant to Chapter 216.
Serve as the coordinator for the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and Chapter 157 of the Town Code for various Town-initiated legislation, priorities, projects, and programs, as well as petitions submitted for the Town Board's consideration regarding change of zones and other related requests.