Resolution Adopting the Central Pine Barrens Comprehensive Land Use Plan
Commission meeting of 6/28/95, Westhampton, NY

WHEREAS, the Long Island Pine Barrens Protection Act ("the Act"), effective July 13, 1993, created the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission (the "Commission"), whose members are the Suffolk County Executive, the Supervisors of the Towns of Riverhead, Brookhaven and Southampton and an appointee of the Governor of the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, the the Act divides the Central Pine Barrens area into a Core Preservation Area and a Compatible Growth Area and directs the Commission to prepare a comprehensive land use plan (the "Plan") for the entire Central Pine Barrens area; and

WHEREAS, the Act further directs that the Plan be designed to preserve the Core Preservation Area through acquisition and transfer of development rights, to provide for an exemption through a hardship permit under specified circumstances; and

WHEREAS, the Act further directs that the Plan be designed to accommodate orderly development in the Compatible Growth Area; and

WHEREAS, the Commission has in fact prepared a Plan, dated April 26, 1995, pursuant to the requirements of the Act, together with a generic environmental impact statement pursuant to Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law and the implementing regulations ("SEQRA"); and

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held by the Commission on the draft generic environmental impact statement on September 28, 1994 and subsequent public hearings were held on the draft supplemental generic environmental impact statement on May 15, 16 and 18, 1995; and

WHEREAS, the Commission, as lead agency pursuant to SEQRA, accepted the final generic environmental impact statement as complete on June 12, 1995; and

WHEREAS, the Commission adopted a Findings Statement pursuant to SEQRA on June 23, 1995; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Act, the Commission recommended the Plan to the Towns of Brookhaven, Riverhead and Southampton for their ratification and adoption, which is required by the Act before the Commission may finally adopt the Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Act, as amended, further provides that it will expire if the Commission does not finally adopt the Plan on or before June 30, 1995; and

WHEREAS, by resolution dated June 23, 1995, the Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven adopted its Findings Statement as an involved agency pursuant to SEQRA, and adopted and ratified the Plan pursuant to the Act; and

WHEREAS, by resolution dated June 27, 1995, the Town Board of the Town of Southampton adopted its Findings Statement as an involved agency pursuant to SEQRA, and adopted and ratified the Plan pursuant to the Act; and

WHEREAS, by resolution dated June 28, 1995, the Town Board of the Town of Riverhead adopted its Findings Statement as an involved agency pursuant to SEQRA, and adopted and ratified the Plan pursuant to the Act; and

WHEREAS, the Commission wishes to acknowledge the dedication and support of the Suffolk County Water Authority; and

WHEREAS, the Commission wishes to salute its Secretary and Executive Director, Ray Corwin, for his exemplary effort and steadfast devotion to the completion of the task before him; and

WHEREAS, the Commission wishes to applaud Michael A. LoGrande, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Suffolk County Water Authority, without whose grand vision of a truly comprehensive pine barrens plan there simply would be no Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Commission now wishes to formally adopt the Plan and the final generic environmental impact statement pursuant to the Act; and

WHEREAS, the adoption of the Plan under the Act requires the unanimous vote of the Commission members and the signature of the Governor, the Suffolk County Executive and the Supervisors of the Towns of Brookhaven, Riverhead and Southampton.

Now, therefore, be it

Resolved that the Commission hereby adopts the Plan and the generic environmental impact statement pursuant to the Act; and be it further

Resolved that each Commissioner is hereby authorized to execute this resolution in accordance with the Act.

Roll Call:

Governor George E. Pataki  (yes)
Ray E. Cowen, Appointee of the Governor  (yes)
Suffolk County Executive Robert J. Gaffney  (yes)
Supervisor John LaMura  (yes)
Deputy Supervisor James R. Stark  (yes)
Deputy Supervisor Richard J. Blowes  (yes)

George E. Pataki  (signature)
Robert J. Gaffney  (signature)
Ray E. Cowen  (signature)
John LaMura  (signature)
James R. Stark  (signature)
Richard J. Blowes  (signature)

Dated:  June 28, 1995
Westhampton, NY