TOWN OF BRANT
LOCAL LAW NO. 1 OF THE YEAR 2006
A local law imposing a temporary moratorium on the issuance of applications and the granting of permits, licenses or approvals for the siting, location or construction of billboards and sign structures in the Town of Brant.
Be it enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Brant as follows:
WHEREAS, the Brant Town Board is concerned about the visual and environmental impacts of billboards and sign structures in the Town of Brant, and
WHEREAS, current local laws, ordinances and regulations do not adequately address many of these issues and concerns during the application, review and permitting process, and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that it is necessary to protect the public interest and welfare by imposing a temporary moratorium on new siting, location and construction of new billboards and sign structures while the Town undertakes a comprehensive review of concerns and issues raised by these land uses, and
WHEREAS, such moratorium is intended to allow the Town sufficient and necessary time to address such concerns and issues and enact new laws, ordinances or regulations, and/or appropriate amendments to existing laws, ordinances or regulations to properly address such concerns or issues in a manner which is meaningful and consistent with the Town's comprehensive plan.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Town Board of the Town of Brant hereby declares that no new applications shall be issued and no permits or approvals shall be granted by any officer, department, board or agency of the Town of Brant with respect to the siting, location or construction of any billboard or sign structure within the Town of Brant for a period of six (6) months from the effective date of this local law, unless earlier terminated by other local law, duly adopted.
This local law is intended to supersede all applicable provisions of the Code of the Town of Brant, New York, if any, with respect to the issuance of applications or the granting of permits, licenses or approvals for billboards or sign structures during the effective period hereof.