Southold Local Seaplane Law Changes / Resolution Passed –


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that he was presented to the city council of the town of Southold, Suffolk county, New York, on the 23rdrd day of August 2022, a local law entitled “A local law relating to amendments to Chapters 280 through 111 entitled Prohibited Uses in All Districts” and

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Southold will hold a public hearing on the aforementioned local law at Southold City Hall, 53095 Main Road, Southold, New York, on October 4, 2022 at 7:01 p.m. at that time, all interested persons will have the opportunity to be heard.

The local bill titled, “A local law relating to amendments to Chapters 280 through 111 entitled Prohibited Uses in All Districts” reads as follows:


A local law entitled, “A local law relating to amendments to Chapters 280 through 111 entitled Prohibited Uses in All Districts”.

Resolution adopted OCT22

BE IT ADOPTED by the Borough Council of the Town of Southold as follows:

  1. Objective.

It has been determined by the City Council that in order to protect the health and safety as well as maintain the quality of life of the residents of the Town of Southold, it is necessary to regulate the landing, taking off or loading of seaplanes on waters within the jurisdiction of the town of Southold. Accordingly, amendments to Section 280 are warranted.

  1. Chapter 280 of the Code of the Town of Southold is hereby amended as follows:
  • 280-111 Uses prohibited in all neighborhoods.

[Amended 11-24-1992 by L.L. No. 26-1992; 8-8-2006 by L.L. No. 7-2015; 8-25-2015 by L.L. No. 7-2015]

  1. Any harmful, offensive or objectionable use due to the emission of smoke, dust, gas, odor or any other form of air pollution or due to the deposit, discharge or dispersion of waste liquids or solids in any form in such a manner or quantity as to cause permanent damage to the ground and waterways or adversely affect the surrounding area or due to the creation of noise, vibration , electromagnetic or other disturbances or due to illumination by artificial light or the reflection of light beyond the boundaries of the lot on or from which such light or light reflection emanates; or which involves a dangerous fire, explosive, radioactive or other hazard; or which causes injury, inconvenience or disturbance to any of the surrounding properties or their owners and occupants; and any other process or use that is unhealthy and harmful and may be dangerous or injurious to health, safety or general well-being, unless such activity is authorized or regulated by other government agencies.
  2. Artificial lighting installations of any kind that create glare beyond the pitch lines.
  3. Uses involving the primary production of the following products from raw materials: charcoal and fuel briquettes; chemical products; aniline dyes; carbide; caustic soda; cellulose; chlorine; carbon black and bone black; creosote; hydrogen and oxygen; industrial alcohol; explosive nitrates; potash; plastics and synthetic resins; pyroxyl; rayon yarn; hydrochloric, nitric, phosphoric, picric and sulfuric acids; coal, coke and tar products, including the manufacture of gas; explosives; gelatin, glue and glue (animal); linoleum and oilcloth; matches; paint, varnish and turpentine; rubber (natural or synthetic); soaps, including fat melters; starch.
  4. The following processes:

(1) Nitratation of cotton or other materials.

(2) Milling or processing of flour.

(3) Magnesium foundry.

(4) Reduction, refining, smelting and alloying of metals or metal ores.

(5) Secondary aluminum refining.

(6) Refined petroleum products, such as gasoline, kerosene, naphtha and lubricating oil.

(7) Distillation of wood or bone.

(8) Pulp and fiber reduction and processing, including paper mill operations.

  1. Operations involving stockyards, slaughterhouses and slag heaps.
  2. Storage of explosives.
  3. Careers.
  4. Storage of petroleum products. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, storage facilities with a combined total capacity of more than 20,000 gallons, including all tanks, pipelines, buildings, structures and ancillary equipment designed, used or intended for use for storage gasoline, fuel oil, kerosene, asphalt or other petroleum products, shall not be located within 1,000 feet of tidal waters or tidal wetlands.
  5. Traffic congestion.

(1) No person shall intentionally discharge or cause to be discharged water of any kind on any public way, roadway, right-of-way or sidewalk causing a public nuisance or dangerous condition, or resulting in flooding or accumulation in or around the public domain, including neighboring properties.

(2) No person shall place or cause to be placed any obstruction of any kind, except the lawful parking of registered vehicles, on any highway, roadway, right-of-way or sidewalk that unreasonably interferes with the use of public roads by the public. , roadway, right-of-way or sidewalk.

  1. Transitional rental properties. [Amended 12-14-2021 by L.L. No. 22-2021; 1-18-2022 by Res. No. 2022-117]
  2. Aircraft prohibited. [Added 7-31-2018 by L.L. No. 9-2018]

(1) Helicopters prohibited. No person, firm, or corporation, except those with prior valid approvals, shall land or cause to land, take off, or operate or taxi a helicopter on or from the waters, beaches, or any terrain within the City of Southold.

(2) Seaplanes prohibited. No person, firm or company shall disembark or cause to be disembarked, take off or take off or taxi any seaplane on or from the waterways under the jurisdiction of the Southold Town Council.

Seaplanes prohibited. No person, firm or company shall disembark or cause to be disembarked, take off or take off, taxi, or embark or disembark any seaplane on or from the city beaches and waterways, trust waters and beaches, city waters, city wharves and/or fleet.

(3) This subsection does not apply to City-owned aerodromes, medical or police emergency landings and take-offs, or aircraft involved in medical or military emergencies, or aircraft involved in operations involving the health and public safety.

(4) This subsection does not apply to the use of aircraft as an incidental use to agricultural production as set out in § 280-13C(12).


If any term, sentence, paragraph, section or part of this Local Law is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the judgment shall not affect the validity of this Law as a whole or any part thereof. ci other than the part so decided unconstitutional or invalid.


This Local Law shall be effective upon filing with the Secretary of State, as required by law.

FROM August 23, 2022

Denis Noncarrow

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