Category Archives: Budget, School Board, Taxes

Public Forum on Southampton School District Office Plans, Thursday, July 19, 6 PM

Thursday, July 19, 6:00 PM  –  Music Room of the Southampton Intermediate School, Leland Lane

The Southampton School District Administration and Board are seeking input for plans on a new administration building. Their last proposal to purchase a house on Narrow Lane, make renovations and pave additional school property for parking, at a cost of $5.2m, was turned down by the voters in May by a vote of 397 to 894. This was the second time the voters rejected a plan by the District

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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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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 2015

As noted in our last set of minutes, January saw 2 additional projects (450 Gin and 20 Gin) exempted from the height moratorium by the village trustees. The moratorium restricted for 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. It is set to expire in April.   An extension (for what reason we are uncertain, since every application received an exemption) is being considered. Most other East End

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Information on registering to vote in Southampton local elections where your vote is needed.

How and Where to Register to Vote

• You can register in person at Suffolk County Board of Elections
or at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center.
• You can call Suffolk County  at 631-852-4554 to request a voter application.
• You can download a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form.
• Download English Form ( 280KB)

Alternately, you can complete a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form on-line by clicking on the link below,

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Editorial On Tuckahoe-Southampton School Merger

Editorial in The Independent, August 27, 2014

Just Say No — Again

Southampton School District officials are stubbornly moving ahead with their plan to consolidate with Tuckahoe School district even though there appears to be no tangible benefits to its taxpayers.

Tuckahoe currently pays tuition to send its graduating eighth graders to Southampton, and its school tax rate is triple that of Southampton. The merger will raise taxes by hundreds of dollars a year in Southampton when fully

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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 – September – October 2013

At the September and October Trustees meetings, the main topics of conversation were discussions regarding zoning and development related issues in and around our Village.

 The board of Trustees began reviewing a proposal to change the zoning on the Village Latch property on Hill Street from R-20 (1/2 acre residential) to Motel Business District.  The Village Latch (which is in the historic district) has been operating as a pre-existing, non-conforming inn for many years. 

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Proposed Southampton – Tuckahoe School District Merger

On Tuesday evening October 1st, the Southampton School Board authorized a public referendum regarding the merger between the Southampton and Tuckahoe School Districts. Each district will votes separately on Tuesday, October 29.

For your information, the Southampton School Board has indicated that the merger would result in a tax increase of 8.7% for Southampton District residents. Using the numbers provided by the district, if only half of the cost savings are achieved, your Southampton School

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