Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law that permits to regulate boathouses, moorings and docks surrounding the island village, according to state Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., I-Sag Harbor, who introduced the legislation along with his counterpart in the state Senate, Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle, R-Port Jefferson.
"The village of North Haven has done an outstanding job protecting and preserving its unique historic and natural rural character,” Thiele was quoted as saying in a statement form his office. “However, concerns had been raised with regard to the size and scale of waterfront structures such as docks. This legislation insures local control so that the village's rural beauty can be maintained."
The North Haven Village Board requested the legislation, which permits it to adopt, amend and enforce local laws concerning the construction and location of structures on waters within 1,500 feet of the village.
“This is the most important land-use development in the history of the
village,” Mayor Laura Nolan said.
The bill passed the Assembly in May and the Senate in June.