At the July and August Board of trustees meetings, the main topics of discussion were the Southampton Center for the Arts (including a selection of an architect for the proposed renovation), the public hearing on the new zoning under the Village Center Master Plan, a presentation on a requested enovation/relocation of the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance Corps building and the completion of the Highway Zoning change which could permit the approval of the Fresh Market on the
At the March and April Board of Trustees meetings, the main topics of discussion were the 2012 Budget, deer fencing legislation, and continuing conversation over the proposal to change zoning in a portion of the Village’s highway business district.
The approved budget includes a 3.78% spending increase (to $24.5 million). Village Property taxes will increase by 2%, just within the state mandated cap. Under the budget, the police department (at $5.9 million) and employee benefits (at $6.7
In May the Southampton Association brought nationally acclaimed retail planning consultant Robert Gibbs to a series of meetings with the Village Planning Commission, Trustees, store owners and Town planners.
All agreed it was an extremely productive two days with some interesting retail insights and equally important dialogue between policy makers, businesses and residents. You can view the final meeting on the links below.
Some of the preliminary conclusions were:
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