EMERGENCY ORDER # 7.24 OF 2020
STATE OF EMERGENCY
The undersigned, as Super-visor of the Town of South-ampton, pursuant to the authority by Article 2-B, Section 24 of the Executive Law of the State of New York, has the authority to declare a state of emergency in the event of imminent danger to residents of the Town; and
WHEREAS, on January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization designated the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC); and
WHEREAS, on January 31, 2020, the United States Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the entire United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, on March 7, 2020, by Executive Order No. 202, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a Public Health Emergency as a result of the COVID-19, and has continued to further extend said Emergency by subsequent Executive Orders; and
WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic; and
WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, the Suffolk County Executive, Steven Bellone, declared a State of Emergency to address the threat to the health and welfare of Suffolk County residents and visitors posed by COVID-19 and to perform such emergency measures as deemed necessary; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Southampton is taking appropriate actions to minimize the threat from COVID-19 to the public health, safety, and welfare of its residents, guests, and employees; and
WHEREAS, the Supervisor, in consultation with the Town Code Compliance and Emer-gency Management Admini-strator, the Southampton Town Police Chief, and the Director of Parks and Recreation, hereby finds that public safety is imperiled and an imminent danger exits; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that pursuant to the powers vested in me by New York State Executive Law §24(1)(g) to suspend any local law, ordinance, or regulation, or parts thereof, where compliance with said local law, ordinance, or regulation may prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with a disaster or recovery therefrom, and where said suspension is in furtherance of safeguarding the health and welfare of the public, I hereby temporarily suspend or modify, for the period from the date of this Executive Order through September 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., the following:
• Section 111-4(A) of the Southampton Town Code to the extent that all vehicles, except those owned, operated, or engaged on behalf of the Town or any incorporated village therein, found to be parked in designated parking-by-permit-only areas must display a valid permit issued by the Parks Department, with the exception of Long Beach, Sagg Main, Pon-quogue Beach, Tiana Beach, and Pikes Beach, which shall be designated as parking by permit on weekends only, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. through September 30, 2020;
• Sections 312-54(A)(1) through (7) of the Southamp-ton Town Code to the extent that no person shall park a vehicle in any parking area, road, road shoulder, or Town right-of-way designated as a parking-by-permit-only area unless said vehicle displays a valid permit duly issued by the Town of Southampton Department of Parks and Recreation, through Septem-ber 30, 2020;
• Sections 312-54(B)(1) through (3) of the South-ampton Town Code to the extent that no person shall park a vehicle in any parking area, road, road shoulder, Town Trustee right-of-way, or Town Trustee access road designated as a parking-by-permit-only area unless said vehicle displays a valid permit issued by the Town of Southampton Department of Parks and Recreation or the Southampton Town Trustees, through September 30, 2020;
• Sections 312-54(B)(1) through (3) of the South-ampton Town Code to the extent that the Town Trustee access road areas shall be designed as parking-by-permit-only through September 30, 2020;
• Chapter 312 of the Southampton Town Code to the extent that parking shall be by permit only within 500 feet of the road-end of any Town road leading to a public beach and/or water body;
• Chapter 312 of the Southampton Town Code to the extent that parking on the west side of East Landing Road, between Newtown Road and Peconic Bay, Hampton Bays, shall be by permit only;
• Chapter 312 of the Southampton Town Code to the extent that parking on the west side of West Landing, between Red Creek Road and Peconic Bay, Hampton Bays, shall be by permit only;
• Chapter 312 of the Southampton Town Code to the extent that parking on either side of Petrel Lane, Hampton Bays, shall be by permit only;
• Annual 4 x 4 beach driving permits shall continue to be issued by the Southampton Town Trustees.
This Order shall be issued in quadruplicate and shall be filed within 72 hours, or as soon thereafter as practical, in the Office of the Suffolk County Clerk, the Southamp-ton Town Clerk, the Office of the Secretary of State, and the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management; in addition, a copy of this Order shall be published in the Southamp-ton Press.
Dated: September 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Supervisor, Town of Southampton