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SECTION 57-0125
Addition of towns
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 57, TITLE 1
§ 57-0125. Addition of towns.

1. The legislature finds that in order to facilitate regional planning
for Long Island, local governments within the reserve but located
outside of the Central Pine Barrens area may similarly benefit from the
planning effort undertaken by the commission. Therefore, after the
completion, ratification, and adoption of the comprehensive land use
plan and upon application to the commission, the towns of East Hampton,
Shelter Island, and Southold may elect, by duly adopted resolution of
their town boards, to join the commission or establish a similar
planning effort for those areas outside the Central Pine Barrens area
and within the reserve that warrant and would benefit from such regional
efforts consistent with the goals and objectives of this title.

2. All benefits and obligations which accrue to municipalities which
participate with the commission shall be afforded to the municipalities
of the South and North Fork which elect to voluntarily participate in
this process, subject to the obligations of this title. Such benefits
may include funding for the development and implementation of regional
plans. The provisions of this title with respect to the interim
provisions shall not apply. To the extent feasible, towns electing to
develop and implement such regional plans consistent with this title,
shall utilize the commission and its supportive structure.

3. Upon completion, ratification, and adoption of the comprehensive
land use plan, and an expressed interest on the part of the towns of
East Hampton, Shelter Island, or Southold, the commission shall
establish criteria for participating in this process. Such criteria may
not include the imposition of a moratorium or restriction of development
as a requirement for participation.