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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.

Each vote in this election counted and we appreciate you effort to participate. Fewer than 100

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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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Absentee Ballot Information for the May 16 School Budget & Board Vote and the June 16 Southampton Village Election

SOUTHAMPTON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Budget Vote and Board of Education Election

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Voting is for (2) members of the Board of Education for (4) year terms and budget. 

Wording for the proposed budget:

The $68,954,600 budget would represent a 1.81-percent, or $1,223,136, increase in spending over the current year’s $67,731,464 budget. It would be paired with a projected tax levy of $55,997,906, which represents an increase of $2,321,223, or 4.32 percent, over the current year’s

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Village Meeting Minutes – October thru December 2016

The main topics of conversation throughout the Village during the autumn primarily concerned the rapid resubmission of the Tuckahoe Mall project and the continued discussion (and delay) of enacting any additional residential zoning restrictions. The North Sea Road plan to increase commercial uses along that corridor was delayed, perhaps with the hope that the winter months will bring fewer residents to attend the meetings and less

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Update on Tuckahoe Shopping Center Meeting at Suffolk County Planning Commission

Dear Southampton Association member,

The Suffolk County Planning Commission (after 5 hours of testimony and discussion) deemed the Tuckahoe application incomplete!

The result of the decision is that the Town will be required to refer the application to the Commission again prior to making a decision. We are not sure what additional information will be required but our guess is it will be at least, in part, related to traffic.

This is a positive development, which provides time for other options to

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Village Meeting Minutes – May through September, 2016

The main topics of conversation throughout the Village during the summer months concerned the North Sea Road plan to increase commercial uses along that corridor, disputes over beach access and parking at the end of Meadow Lane, the purchase of the Town’s Land Preservation Fund of the Pyrrhus Concer site on Pond Lane, and progress on a study of residential zoning in the Village.

Additionally, redevelopment of the Village Latch into condominiums has begun, the 11 acres of farm land along Moses

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Southampton Association Joins in Lawsuit with Southampton Press Seeking Details of Personnel Problems in the School District

Aug 30, 2016 4:20 PM

By Greg Wehner-Southampton Press

The Southampton School District is facing a new lawsuit charging that it has failed to comply with the Freedom of Information Law—this time from the Press News Group.

The publishers of The Southampton Press, The East Hampton Press and the website 27east.com filed the lawsuit in State Supreme Court on Friday. The lawsuit seeks to compel the school district to release the results of an investigation—paid for with taxpayer dollars—of former

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Village Meeting Minutes – January and February 2016

The main topics of conversation throughout the Village during January and February came from the Planning Commission, as it continued to study the proposed sewer district and the possible rezoning of North Sea Road (to include Limited Retail).  In addition, several key applications moved forward at the ARB involving an historic home on Hill Street and several other applications in the historic district of the Village.

Last year, an initial report was prepared by H2M Architects and Engineers of

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