Town of East Hampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of East Hampton 8-6-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 102.
Zoning — See Ch. 255.

§ 249-1 Definitions.

As used in this ordinance, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
WIND ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM
Any mechanism designed for the purpose of converting wind into mechanical or electrical power.

§ 249-2 Special use permit application.

No wind energy conversion system shall be constructed until a special use permit has been issued to the property owner by the Town Board. Each application for said special use permit shall be submitted to the Town Board and shall be accompanied by the following supporting documents:
A. 
A complete plan of the proposed system and its proposed location.
B. 
A certification by a registered professional engineer attesting to the system's strength and integrity.

§ 249-3 Procedure and guidelines for permit issuance.

Upon receipt of a completed permit application and supporting documents, the Town Board shall hold a public hearing with due notice to each adjoining property owner. In determining whether to grant the special use permit, the Town Board shall be guided by the following criteria:
A. 
Whether the proposed system endangers the public safety and welfare.
B. 
Whether the proposed system adversely affects the natural environment and character of the community.
C. 
Whether the proposed system causes either excessive noise or radio and television interference to adjoining property owners.

§ 249-4 Right of entry.

The Building Inspector of the Town of East Hampton, or his agent, shall have the right, upon due notice to the property owner, to enter upon the premises on which a wind energy conversion system has been constructed for the purpose of inspecting said system.

§ 249-5 Certificate of conformance.

A certificate of conformance must be obtained from the Building Inspector prior to the operation of the wind energy conversion system. Said certificate shall certify that:
A. 
The Building Inspector of the Town of East Hampton, or his agent, has inspected the system.
B. 
The system has been constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications accompanying the special use permit application.

§ 249-6 When effective.

This ordinance shall take effect 10 days after posting and publication as required by law.