Category Archives: Current Issues, Newsletters

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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Village Meeting Minutes – November and December 2015

The main topic of conversation during November and December was the proposed Sewer District.  In addition, after interviews with the Planning Commission, a North Fork Architect/Planner was selected by the Trustees to review various formulas, including gross floor area and lot coverage, which the Association identified in its “6 point plan” as needing change.

Earlier this  year, an initial report was prepared by H2M Architects and Engineers of Huntington outlining the creation of a

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Southampton Association Donates $25,000. to the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Southampton Association Donates $25,000. to the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance Corps

The Southampton Association honored the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SVVA) with a check for $25,000 at a “Thank You at Thanksgiving” reception at Veteran’s Hall.

‪The Southampton Association made a commitment earlier in the year to support two vital areas in Southampton Village: raising funds for the SVVA’s new headquarters on Windmill Lane and to continue providing $16,000 annually for a Scholarship to help local Southampton High School students attend college. Association

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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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Southampton Village Trustees Approve Changes to Zoning Code

Thursday, August 13 the Southampton Village Trustees approved changes to the zoning code which will limit the height and placement of houses in the FEMA flood zone. This is another zoning win for our Village. Southampton Association board member Bruce Bockmann identified the problem more than 18 months ago and has led the fight to change the procedures in our village.

Previously, Southampton Village had simply added the full FEMA required elevation which could be as much as 17 feet (plus 2 feet

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