Town board will allow for comment before and during video conference

Southampton Hosting Virtual Meeting




Due to public health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the Southampton Town Board will not be meeting in-person. In accordance with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order, the Tuesday, April 14, meeting will be held at 1 PM via videoconferencing, and a transcript will be provided at a later date. The public will have an opportunity to see and hear the meeting live and provide comments.

The meeting will feature a minutes approval from the town’s last meeting, on March 24, a list of public notices, a monthly financial report from town Comptroller Len Marchese, six public hearings, and a list of resolutions.

Included in the public hearings are a consideration of imposing a moratorium on certain development actions in Shinnecock Hills, reconstruction or expansion of pre-existing marinas and boatyards, the accepting of a grant of conservation easement and deed of residual fee from Blair K Gazza for open space property maintenance in North Sea, and several Community Preservation Fund land transfers and acquisitions.

Items included in the resolutions packet include authorizing Supervisor Jay Schneiderman to sign New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation grant documents pertaining to the Hampton Bays Downtown Overlay District Wastewater Treatment Plant Study, an up to $150,000 funding source for COVID-19 relief efforts through the Long Island Community Foundation’s All for the East End Fund, and approval of an application to Suffolk County for the town to receive an amount not to exceed $34,500 under the 2020 Stop-DWI Program.

The public can watch the live meeting online through the town website, the Sea-TV Southampton page via YouTube, or the Zoom app.

If you have a computer, tablet, or smart phone, you can register, log in, and see the video and hear the audio of the live session. You can access the meeting through Zoom, clicking on “Join a Meeting,” and entering the meeting ID number 874 2018 6689, and password 024040.  You can also call into the Zoom meeting at 1-646-558-8656.

On April 14, approximately five minutes prior to 1 PM, log in with your computer, smartphone, or telephone. You will then be placed on hold until the meeting starts.

If any interested members of the public would like to provide comments on a scheduled public hearing, comments can be called in during the meeting using that Zoom phone number. Comments on a scheduled public hearing, or any matter that would otherwise be discussed during public portion, can also be provided via email up until one hour before the start of the meeting to the town clerk at townclerk@southamptontownny.gov. Check the meeting agenda posted on the town’s website for further information regarding the items to be considered.

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