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2021 Membership to the Southampton Association

Dear Friends of Southampton Village,

We are asking for you to consider joining the Southampton Association.  For more than 55 years the Association has worked in a bi-partisan manner to preserve the unique charms of Southampton Village.  2020 was a difficult year on many fronts.  While the Southampton Association continued to focus on quality of life issues in our Village, we reached out to our local community in many and important ways, including:

  • $15,000 donation to the Heart of the Hamptons/Food Pantry during the early days of the pandemic. We also provided over 200 meals from local restaurants to front line Southampton Hospital staff.
  • $5,000 support to each of the Southampton Hospital Healthcare Heroes Fund and the Hamptons Health Society.  In addition, we underwrote 8 Saturdays of community COVID testing through Baseline/Halper Family Medicine.
  • Awarded scholarships to 8 Southampton High School Seniors totaling $40,000 and funded the Graduation Banners placed on Jobs Lane and Narrow Lane for Southampton High School Seniors to acknowledge graduates on Job’s Lane and Narrow Lane.
  • Participated as a founding member of the Lake Agawam Conservancy, contributing $50,000 at its inception.
  • Organized and paid for urgent tree removal at the Gideon Lodge on Windmill Lane and provided significant support to both our Historical Museum and Christmas Decorations Committee.
  • Worked with the Board of the Southampton African American Museum to plan and implement their initial fund-raising appeal.  Additionally, we have provided a matching grant of $25,000.

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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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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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Michael Irving Elected Southampton Village Mayor

Michael Irving, a Village Trustee, won the mayor’s seat against fellow Trustee Richard Yastrzemski 477-379.

Trustees Nancy McGann:  536 votes and Bill Hattrick: 626 votes.

Valerie Smith, a third candidate, won 49 votes and write in candidate, Jesse Warren received 151 votes. Mr.Yastrzemski will continue to serve on the board for another year.

One of Mr. Irving’s first duties will be to appoint someone to fill the vacant seat that will be created on the five-member panel following Friday’s race. That person will finish the winner’s two-year term on the dais.

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Update & Board meeting Videos on Gin Lane and Mocomanto building projects

Update & Board meeting Videos on Gin Lane and Mocomanto building projects

On July 24th 24/28 Gin Lane was again discussed at the ARB meeting.   It was adjourned until August 14  for further certification from the building inspector and time to research grading, receive clarification on retaining wall, and any open questions on septic, retaining walls, backfill and height.

24/28 Gin Lane proposal comments start at 3:56 on the video.

http://southamptonvillage.org/vidDisplay.asp?vidtype=board On July 27, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) met and  472 First Neck Lane, Mocomanto was again discussed.http://southamptonvillage.org/vidDisplay.asp?vidtype=board (Part 1 of the 7/27/17 ZBA meeting video) The application was held open until the August 24th meeting.
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Southampton Village Election of Mayor and Two Trustees on June 16

Offices to be filled: Mayor – 2 year term (2) Village Trustees – 2 year term

There are three Village Trustee candidates: incumbents Bill Hattrick and Nancy Mc Gann and first-time candidate Valerie Smith.  There are two open seats on the Board.

Two candidates for Mayor:  current Village Trustee Michael Irving and current Deputy Mayor Richard Yastrzemski.

=&0=& For those who are already registered to vote in Southampton Village, Election Day is:

Friday, 

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Village Meeting Minutes January – March, 2017

The main topics of conversation throughout the Village during the First Quarter of 2017 primarily concerned the public hearings regarding the Tuckahoe Mall and the continued discussion (including delay and watering down) of enacting any additional residential zoning restrictions. The 24 condo development at the Village Latch continues to move forward while more details regarding the use of community preservation funds to purchase the Pyrrhus Concer site on Pond Lane have come to light.

On Tuesday,

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