The Hampton Bays community is taking a serious look at what it would take to become an incorporated village. At its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, April 15, the Hampton Bays Civic Association says it will “begin its search for definition and discovery in deciding whether incorporation would be good for Hampton Bays.”
The HBCA explained in a press release this week that a “Village Exploratory Committee” will be formed to review all possible issues for an incorporated village. “It is necessary for all in Hampton Bays to know both sides of this important subject,” the organization explains. Further, internal committees focused on specific areas of discovery will be created and chairs will be appointed to lead those committees. “While not a call to arms, it would be excellent if your voice were heard at this meeting,” HBCA says, urging residents of the hamlet to get involved. “Add your thoughts to those of your neighbors, a practical demonstration of your interest in taking our community and your taxes on a more efficient, resident idealized, road to town management. Then, let us discover together if that road runs through incorporation on its way to satisfaction.”
Currently, Hampton Bays is a hamlet of Southampton Township. Becoming an incorporated village would mean it would have its own mayor and village government, including all the necessary boards, as well as its own taxes.
To find out more and speak for or against this proposal, join the Hampton Bays Civic Association at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at the Southampton Town Community Center, 25 Ponquoque Avenue, in Hampton Bays. For more information, call the HBCA at 631-728-2285 or visit hbcivic.org.
HBCA has also asked the community to email thoughts about the proposal to [email protected].