Category Archives: Village Meeting

Village Meeting Minutes – May and June 2015 and Association’s 6 point Zoning Plan

At the May 14th meeting of the village trustees, Jay Diesing presented the Southampton Association’s six point plan for zoning reform. The basics of the proposal are as follows (Full description attached):

  1. Reduce the height of houses in the smaller zones
  2. Reduce Maximum Lot Coverage
  3. Reduce Gross Floor Area of the Primary Structure
  4. Adjust pyramid regulation to start at natural grade
  5. Clarify and standardize parking requirements
  6. Require a Certificate of Completion attesting to compliance

Many Village residents are concerned about the impact these oversized houses are having on our community – which include changing the ambiance of our neighborhoods, forcing out local residents, and creating unsafe street parking, among other issues. By the June 11th meeting, specific

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Memorandum on the current zoning review in the village-August 2015

Southampton Association Discussion

Overbuilding on Small and Medium Sized Lots

What Can You Do?

BACKGROUND

At the Meeting of the Directors and Members of the Southampton Association on Friday, July 24

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Village Meeting Minutes – March and April 2015

At the March 12th meeting of the village trustees, the Southampton Association sponsored a presentation by planner Lisa Liquori regarding parking regulations in residential areas. The building of larger homes is driving up the need for increased residential parking. Many homes on ½ acre and smaller lots now contain 6 to 8 bedrooms, requiring 5 to 7 parking spaces according to our code. As the properties are often developed with detached garages, pools and pool houses, on-site

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Village Meeting Minutes – November and December 2014

After working strenuously (and with the assistance of many members of the Association) over the past 5 months to have a building moratorium approved, we were disappointed that 4 projects were granted waivers from the new law by mid-January.  The moratorium restricted for just 6 months the granting of building permits where the height of the house is greater than 35 feet above the original grade in the FEMA Flood zone. Three of the four waivers were opposed by neighbors, and hardship (other than

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Village Meeting Minutes – July and August, 2014

I want to begin by thanking the many members of the Southampton Association and the community who attended numerous Village Trustee and ARB meetings over the past 2 months. Your support and input will hopefully be heard by our Trustees and Architectural Review Board (ARB) members. Our village is under attack through a process that may inadvertently enable certain new homes in the FEMA flood zone to be built 10 to 15 feet higher than

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Southampton Press Editorial on ARB Board and 40 Meadow Lane

SOUTHAMPTON PRESS Editorial August 21, 2014
A Litmus Test

So far, the Southampton Village Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review has adeptly handled the controversial 40 Meadow Lane application, agreeing to reopen, on a limited basis, a public hearing on the proposal after opponents say they were misled by elements of the original application. That wasn’t a guarantee, and the board wisely decided that a little more conversation was a good idea, before allowing a clearly modern

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Village Meeting Minutes – May and June, 2014

At the  May and June trustee meetings, a number of new issues were presented and discussed. In May, an initial design for adding entrance steps at the Southampton Arts Center were presented by Siamak Samii.  The steps would be located to the west of the existing building entrance on Jobs Lane, thereby opening up the lawn to the street on the west side of the Center. The board appeared to support the concept but no decision was made. A plan to establish a valet parking service was briefly outlined

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Village Meeting Minutes – March and April, 2014

At the March and April Trustees meetings, the main issue continued to be the application to develop a 56 unit senior housing complex on Moses Lane, near Corrigan Street.  The 11 acre property is currently zoned for ½ acre residential parcels.  The developer applied under a code provision that allows for a zoning change where the property lies within a “walkable” distance of the village center (defined as ½

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Village Meeting Minutes – January and February 2014

At the January and February Trustees meetings, the main issue was the application to develop a 56 unit senior housing complex on Moses Lane, near Corrigan Street.  The 11 acre property is currently zoned for ½ acre residential parcels.  As a result, the developer is applying under a code provision that allows for a zoning change where the property lies within a “walkable” distance of the village center (defined as ½ mile from the village business district.)  Each unit would be

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Village Meeting Minutes – July and August 2013

At the July and August Trustees meetings, the main topics of conversation were discussions regarding the Summer Surf Camp, a presentation on the building of a sewer district within the Village as outlined in a Suffolk County study, and concerns about parking and congestion in the Village center.

The Flying Point Surf Camp was granted a permit to operate this summer, and specific rules were established for approval in the future.  The Village Board has decided to amend its code to permit the camp

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