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Suffolk County and Southampton Town Voting Results

Voting Results from November 3rd. 

Jay Schneiderman (Democrat and Independence parties) won the election to  Southampton Town Supervisor, defeating Village Trustee Richard Yastrzemski (R)

Christine Scalera (R) was voted in again for the Southampton Town Board

John Bouvier (D) was elected to fill the 2nd opening on the Board.

They will serve on the Board with Stan Glinka (R) and Brad Bender (D).

Southampton Town Trustees

The following were re-elected as Trustees:

Scott Horowitz

Bill Pell

Eric Schultz

Ed

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Village Meeting Minutes – July and August 2015

After 2 months of review, analysis and debate, the Trustees unanimously approved 2 new zoning laws on July 21st.  The first reduced the height of houses to no more than 30 feet on lots of less than 1/2 acre, and no more than 33 feet on lots from ½ to less than 1 acre in size.  The second new zoning law clarified the definition of a parking space and adopted the Suffolk County definition of a bedroom.  This will ensure that residential parking will not be forced onto the streets,

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Village Meeting Minutes – May and June 2015 and Association’s 6 point Zoning Plan

At the May 14th meeting of the village trustees, Jay Diesing presented the Southampton Association’s six point plan for zoning reform. The basics of the proposal are as follows (Full description attached):

  1. Reduce the height of houses in the smaller zones
  2. Reduce Maximum Lot Coverage
  3. Reduce Gross Floor Area of the Primary Structure
  4. Adjust pyramid regulation to start at natural grade
  5. Clarify and standardize parking requirements
  6. Require a Certificate of Completion attesting to compliance

Many Village residents are concerned about the impact these oversized houses are having on our community – which include changing the ambiance of our neighborhoods, forcing out local residents, and creating unsafe street parking, among other issues. By the June 11th meeting, specific

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Southampton Association Accomplishments 2014-2015

Created a “6 Point Plan” to scale back oversized houses which are destroying our neighborhoods.

Initiated Moratorium and code changes which will limit the height of houses in the FEMA flood zone.

 – Initiated analysis of Building Department procedures to ensure our code is being enforced.

 – Provided independent review of parking regulations and gave recommendations to reduce on-street parking.

 – Actively organized opposition

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Southampton Association’s 6 point Zoning Plan for Southampton Village

1.   Reduce the height of houses in the smaller zones

 Lot size of less than 20,000 sq. ft – maximum height 30 ft.

Lot size of 20,000 to less than 40,000 – Maximum height of 33 ft.

Over 40,000 – remains at a maximum height of 35 ft.

(7 feet less in each category for a flat roof)

2.   Reduce Maximum Lot Coverage

Reduce maximum coverage formula to 14% of lot size + 1,250 sq. ft. (currently 1,500 sq. ft.)

Include all impermeable surfaces regardless of materials.

3.  Reduce Gross Floor

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Village Meeting Minutes – March and April 2015

At the March 12th meeting of the village trustees, the Southampton Association sponsored a presentation by planner Lisa Liquori regarding parking regulations in residential areas. The building of larger homes is driving up the need for increased residential parking. Many homes on ½ acre and smaller lots now contain 6 to 8 bedrooms, requiring 5 to 7 parking spaces according to our code. As the properties are often developed with detached garages, pools and pool houses, on-site

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Village Meeting Minutes – January and February 2015

As noted in our last set of minutes, January saw 2 additional projects (450 Gin and 20 Gin) exempted from the height moratorium by the village trustees. The moratorium restricted for 6 months the granting of building permits where the height of the house is greater than 35 feet above the original grade in the FEMA Flood zone. It is set to expire in April.   An extension (for what reason we are uncertain, since every application received an exemption) is being considered. Most other East End

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Town Board closes public hearing on Tuckahoe Mall

At the April 28th meeting of the Town Board the public hearing portion was closed on the proposed zoning change for County Road 39 to allow a retail complex on the south side of the highway.   Written comments will still be accepted for two weeks.

The proposed project is for a 40,000 sq ft supermarket, a 15,000 sq ft retail space and a 3,500 sq ft free-standing bank with a drive-through to be located on the south side of County Road 39 east of Magee Street. There are concerns among many

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Village Meeting Minutes – November and December 2014

After working strenuously (and with the assistance of many members of the Association) over the past 5 months to have a building moratorium approved, we were disappointed that 4 projects were granted waivers from the new law by mid-January.  The moratorium restricted for just 6 months the granting of building permits where the height of the house is greater than 35 feet above the original grade in the FEMA Flood zone. Three of the four waivers were opposed by neighbors, and hardship (other than

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Debates on January 16 and January 21 for Southampton Town Board Special Election

The Southampton Press will host a debate on Saturday, January 16, 1:00 PM at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill with Democrat Julie Lofstad and Republican Richard Yastrzemski. The event is free to the public and will be hosted by Press Executive Editor Joseph P. Shaw.

Topics will include water quality and planned development districts. The format allows for no time limits or red cards to give the candidates a chance to delve deeper into the issues. The conversation will be guided by Mr. Shaw,

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