Category Archives: Current Issues, Newsletters

2019 Membership to the Southampton Association

This coming year, we will continue our mission of preserving the unique character and ambiance of Southampton, while at the same time supporting our local volunteers and full time residents.  We are protecting and enhancing our village in important ways and we ask you to help us continue this work.

Your annual dues fund important work by our consultants and attorneys, support our scholarship program, and enable us to contribute to numerous local organizations and events.  

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Public Forum on Southampton School District Office Plans, Thursday, July 19, 6 PM

Thursday, July 19, 6:00 PM  –  Music Room of the Southampton Intermediate School, Leland Lane

The Southampton School District Administration and Board are seeking input for plans on a new administration building. Their last proposal to purchase a house on Narrow Lane, make renovations and pave additional school property for parking, at a cost of $5.2m, was turned down by the voters in May by a vote of 397 to 894. This was the second time the voters rejected a plan by the District

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Village Reorganization meeting July 2, 2018

After the swearing in ceremony for Trustees Kimberly Allen and Richard Yastremski at Village Hall on July 2nd, the Trustees held an organizational meeting. The full coverage of the meeting can be found at 27east.com with the headline Southampton Village Mayor Shakes Up Regulatory Boards.

The new Chair of the Board of Zoning Appeals is Robert Devinney,  the Chair for the Planning Board is Alan McFarland, and the Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation is now chaired

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ARB Decision on Mocomanto

On June 11, the Village’s Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board (ARB) issued its decision, by a 3-to-2 vote, approving the latest plan to expand Mocomanto, one of the most historic homes in our Village and often called “jewel of Southampton.”  

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Letter to the Editor re: historic homes in Southampton Village

Included here is a letter that was in the Southampton Press from Ann Pyne. We thought it would be of interest, given the need to protect the few remaining historical homes in the Village.

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Video available for ARB Meeting on Monday Nov. 27th

The videos from the November 27th meeting of the ARB  can be found at southamptonvillage.org, go to Boards, then to Board of Historic Preservation & Architectural Review, then click B0ard Meeting Videos.

The first ARB hearing on Mocomanto took place on MONDAY, NOV. 13, at Village Hall.   Presentations were made

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Voter Registration for Local Elections: Village, Town, School

If  you are not already registered in Suffolk County, consider having yourself or  at least one member of the family change their registration to vote here.  Go to suffolkvotes.com or to the “Register To Vote” tab at our website.   If you are unable to be in the area during a vote, Absentee Ballots are available.   Go to “Register to Vote” on this website for details on who

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24/28Gin Lane Compound Gets Approval From Southampton Village ARB

From 27East/Press News Group  10/25/17       

An application to build a nearly 15,000-square-foot home along the oceanfront on Gin Lane, in Southampton Village’s historic district, was approved by the village’s Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation on Monday night, in a rare 3-2 vote.ARB Chairman Curtis Highsmith and members Brian Brady and Christina Redding voted to approve a certificate of appropriateness, allowing the construction of _>> Please click here to read more

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Village Meeting Minutes – March thru September 2017

As you may be aware from our e-mails, much has been happening in our Village over the past 6 months. We have a new administration – led by Mayor Michael Irving, a life-long resident of the Village! We wish him much success and thank him for stepping up to the plate. Kimberley Allan, who has worked

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Survey for the Southampton Village Planning Commission and Video available of the Planning Commission Workshop on Sept. 16th

The Planning Commission held a Public Workshop at Village hall on Saturday, September 16th.  The presentation, made by Glynis Berry of the architectural firm, studio a/b, and the question and answer sections can be seen at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC-E1SWm8jk&feature=youtu.be

Go to Planning Commission  9/16/17 of the video.

Residents’ concerns that were addressed are Issue

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