Category Archives: Village Meeting

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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Article on Southampton Village Ethics Board

newsday.com

Southampton group cites concerns about village ethics board

October 5, 2017 By Rachelle Blidner

Jay Diesing, president, left, and Rainer Greeven, chairman, of the Southampton Association, seen here on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, say the group is seeking reforms to the village board of ethics. (Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

A Southampton Village community group is seeking to strengthen the village’s board of ethics, citing concerns about

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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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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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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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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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Letter to Southampton Press re: rezoning of North Sea Road

TO: Joseph Shaw, Editor, The Southampton Press

FROM: Rainer Greeven, Chairman, Executive Committee -Southampton Association

Dear Mr. Shaw,

The Southampton Association was pleased to re-engage the nationally recognized retail consultant Bob Gibbs to review his 2013 Study as it relates to the recent proposal to introduce retail as an additional use along North Sea Road.  Mr. Gibbs makes 4 main points in his argument against the retail overlay in his executive summary:

TRAFFIC: traffic alone should

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Study on Rezoning of North Sea Road by Gibbs Planning Group

North Sea Road Commercial Study by Gibbs Planning Group, made at the request of the Southampton Association, August 2016.

Background

Gibbs Planning Group has been asked by the Southampton Association to review the proposed rezoning of the North Sea Road to permit retail and restaurant land uses, as recommended in the Nelson, Pope and Voohis, LLC (NPV) March 3, 2016 report.  This memorandum is intended to provide an independent third part professional planning opinion of NPV’s findings and

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Presentation on Village Sewer Treatment-Drainage Plan

The Southampton Village Planning Commission held another presentation on the the proposed sewer district on January 7th.   The Commission was originally going to prepare its recommendations for the Village Board regarding the sewer district proposal at this week’s meeting, but the discussion will remain ongoing for now.

http://southamptonvillage.org/vidDisplay.asp?vidtype=board

Note:   A presentation by the engineering firm, H2M, was given at the Southampton Village Planning Commission meeting

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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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