UPDATE MARCH 26, 2019
Louisa Evans reported from the Town of Southold Board Meeting, “The Briar Patch change of zone passed today with restrictions that it will always be used for year-round housing.” The full agreement is being written and will be shared as soon as available.
UPDATE MARCH 12, 2019
The Southold Town Board Meeting, 7:30-9:30 pm
UPDATE MARCH 8, 2019
FI Utility Company Letter
UPDATE MARCH 6, 2019
Newsday Article: Residents raise concerns about utility’s plan for workforce housing on Fishers Island
UPDATE FEBRUARY 28, 2019
The public hearing for the Briar Patch change of zone was Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Beth and Tom Cashel and Jessica Doyle spoke at the hearing. The Southold Town Board closed the public hearing.
Before Southold’s Town Board makes a final decision regarding the utility company’s request to change the Briar Patch’s zoning, the Town Board is allowing for two more weeks of comments. Written comment made in the next two weeks will become part of the hearing material the Town Board will consider at their March 12 meeting.
People may continue to write comments to be included in the public hearing and must be received before the March 12, 2019 Town Board meeting. Letters should be mailed or emailed to Elizabeth Neville, Town Clerk for inclusion in the public record. Her address is Southold Town Hall, 53095 Main Road, PO Box 1179, Southold, New York 11971. Her email is email@example.com.
Letters submitted to date that FI.net has access to are included in the links below. Others will be added as they are received by the Editor.
All related material including the application, maps, and notices can be found on the Town of Southold website under
TownOfSouthold > Town Clerk > Change of Zone > Pending > FI Utility Co at this link: http://thvpn.town.southold.ny.us:2040/weblink/Browse.aspx?dbid=0
By unanimously adopting Resolution 2018-1078, Louisa Evans said, “the Southold Town Board has begun the process to determine whether or not to grant a change of zone designation”, in the property commonly known on Island as the Briar Patch.
The Southold Town Board “is considering the change of zone application from Fishers Island Utility Company regarding a portion of the property identified as SCTM #1000-6-6-20.8 from R-80 (Residential) to HD (Hamlet Density)”.
R-80 (Residential): (Source: https://ecode360.com/5162057)
A. One-family detached dwellings, not to exceed one dwelling on each lot.
B. Two-family dwellings not to exceed one such dwelling on each lot.
HD (Hamlet Density): (Source: https://ecode360.com/5162189)
- One-family detached dwellings, subject to residential site plan approval for more than one such structure per lot.
- Two-family dwellings, subject to residential site plan approval for more than one such structure per lot.
- Multiple dwellings, townhouses, row or attached dwellings, subject to residential site plan approval
The Town Board also “requests that the Planning Board prepare a report and recommendations on the proposed rezoning…”, and requests that the Suffolk County Planning Commission prepare a report and recommendations on the proposed rezoning…”
The Town Board of the Town of Southold will hold a public hearing on February 26, 2019 at 4:31 pm at the Southold Town Hall on “a proposed Local Law entitled “A Local Law to Amend the Zoning Map of the Town of Southold by Changing the Zoning Designation of a portion of property identified on the Suffolk County Tax Map as Lot #1000-6-6-20.8 R-80 (Residential) to HD (Hamlet Density)”.
To read Resolution 2018-1078, visit this link:
People may write comments to be included in the public hearing. Comments should be mailed or emailed to Elizabeth Neville, Town Clerk for inclusion in the public record. Her address is Southold Town Hall, 53095 Main Road, PO Box 1179, Southold, New York 11971. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.