[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Southampton 7-31-1952; amended 4-13-1962 and 6-12-1964. Section 37-5 ended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
All vehicular traffic (except going northerly or southerly directly toward or from the ocean at places specified in § 37-2 on the beach, strand or dunes of the Atlantic Ocean along the entire southerly boundary of the Village of Southampton to the full extent thereof between the 15th day of June and the 15th day of September in each year and between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., prevailing time, is hereby prohibited except as to vehicles necessarily employed in lifesaving, beach-cleaning and beachpatrolling operations; provided always, however, that all such vehicles so excepted from the inhibition of this chapter must cross the dunes in accordance with and at the places specified in and by the resolutions and regulations from time to time promulgated by this Board relating thereto and designed to give full and proper effect to the purposes of this chapter.
At all times all persons are hereby prohibited from crossing the dunes, beach, beach barrier, revetment and strand of and adjoining the Atlantic Ocean along the entire southerly boundary of the Village of Southampton to the full extent thereof, except in such places as from time to time shall be designated by the Board of Trustees as proper places for crossing same by resolution from time to time adopted and also by signs posted at the points designated for crossing, and except also that persons and vehicles on private property may at all times cross on stiles, ramps, walks or steps constructed as provided in § 37-3B hereinafter set forth. Said resolutions shall specify places at which pedestrians and/or vehicles may cross, and the signs erected in accordance herewith shall clearly designate which or both shall be permitted.
No person shall in any manner change the structure, location or any condition pertaining to the dunes, beach barrier, revetment or any structure or installation of any kind designed or erected as a barrier to water, wind or to the elements or against erosion or other similar action, including also, but not by way of limitation, any beachgrass or other growth therein or thereon, or any fence, brush or other material or structure installed for the purposes or to the ends above described, nor shall any person do anything or commit any act of any kind which might in any manner impair any of the foregoing. No person, whether he be the owner of the property or not, shall excavate or remove all or any part of any such dune, beach barrier, revetment, structure or installation in connection with the erecting or constructing of any structure whatsoever within a distance of 40 feet measured northerly at right angles to the average line of the crest of the dunes or cut down any such dune, beach barrier, revetment, structure or installation aforesaid below a level 25 feet above sea level.
Any person otherwise legally empowered may erect a stile, ramp, walk or steps over such dunes, beach barrier, revetment or installation aforesaid, provided same shall not diminish the height thereof and shall be installed and constructed in accordance with standard specifications promulgated by resolution of this Board regulating same and/or such other regulations by it promulgated for protecting, maintaining and preserving any and all of the aforesaid barrier and protection devices and things. Any person otherwise legally empowered may cross on such stile, ramp, walk or steps permitted hereby.
No person, whether the owner of the property or not, shall increase the height of any dune, beach barrier or revetment, or the width thereof in a northerly and southerly direction, by moving sand from the beach by bulldozer, crane or other mechanical or hydraulic device or equipment, or by the use of sand so removed from the beach, unless a permit therefor has been issued to such person by the Village Clerk. Such permit shall be issued only upon the filing of an application in writing therefor containing a description of the work to be done and the result to be accomplished and after the approval thereof in writing by the Village Engineer and the Board of Trustees. All work shall be performed in accordance with the plans so approved.
In order that the provisions of § 37-3A hereof may be properly implemented, the forms of application for building permits under the Building Zone Ordinance shall be revised to provide the Building Inspector with the necessary information for enforcement and to direct timely attention to the provisions hereof.
Editor's Note: As to provisions requiring building permits generally, see Ch. 116, Zoning. For provisions concerning the administration and enforcement of the State Building Construction Code, see Ch. 43, Building Construction, Art. I, Building Code Enforcement. For provisions relating to application procedures and fees for building permits, see Ch. A119, Building Construction Regulations.
[Amended 1-29-1982 by L.L. No. 1-1982; 7-11-2002 by L.L. No. 1-2002]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.