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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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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Southampton Association Awards Two Scholarships to local students

Southampton Association Awards Two Scholarships to local students

Southampton Association Scholarship

Two 2016 Southampton High School graduates were given the Southampton Association Scholarship in Memory of Arthur B. Schoen, Jr. Both will receive a grant of $4,000 for each year of college.  It is one of the largest single local scholarships and has been helping graduates of Southampton High School for over twenty years.

Shown are Ariel Tello who will attend the University of Rochester, Bruce R. Bockmann, a member of the Southampton Association Board, and Maria

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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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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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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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2016 Schedule of Southampton Village Board Meetings

Here is the schedule of the 2016 Southampton Village Meetings for Trustee, Planning Board, Architectural Review and Historic Preservation (ARB), Planning Commission and Zoning Boards.

VILLAGE OF SOUTHAMPTON

YEAR 2016

JANUARY  4             PLANNING BOARD                        5:30 P.M. (MONDAY)

JANUARY  7             PLANNING COMMISSION           5:00 P.M. (THURSDAY)

JANUARY 11           ARB/HISTORIC BOARD           

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Tuckahoe Shopping Center Zone Change Voted Down by Suffolk County Planning Commission

The Suffolk County Planning Commission has voted against a proposed Tuckahoe Shopping Center zone change application by a vote of 8-5.  The vote which took place on December 2nd does not stop the shopping center proposal but it does mean that the Southampton Town Board will need four out of five board members to approve the zone change application.   The plan had included a 40,000 sq. ft. supermarket on Magee Street and a 15,000 sq. food shopping center.

Major applications, including the Tuckahoe

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