Because none of the councilmembers had any current amendments to the tentative town budget, Southampton’s town board voted unanimously to update its status to preliminary during a special meeting October 4. Two public hearings are scheduled, October 23, at 6 PM, and November 13, at 1 PM, to see if there are any public or board-requested changes to consider before the budget’s scheduled adoption November 20, at 11 AM.
Acquiring property using Community Preservation Funds, installation of concrete sidewalk and drainage at Good Ground Park, and authorizing contract extension for electric landscaping equipment are some of the resolutions that were on the agenda of the town board’s October 9 board meeting.
At the 1 PM meeting councilmembers were expected to vote on obtaining property from Rotondi Properties LLC, Noyac, and KB Southampton LLC, Shinnecock Hills, and amend the CPF management and stewardship plan to include the properties. There was also a public hearing scheduled to consider historic landmark designation of the Alanson Topping-Arthur H. Newman residence in Bridgehampton.
The improvements at Good Ground Park, including colored and imprinted concrete sidewalk and drainage, will be purchased with park improvement funding and will not exceed $43,500. Park funding will also pay for a contract extension for electric landscaping equipment with Mean Green Products LLC. The extension of the contract, which expires December 31, and will be for four, one-year terms.
Other resolutions can be found on Southampton Town’s website, http://www.southamptontownny.gov, clicking on town clerk agenda and meetings on the left sidebar.