Southampton Encourages Use Of Online Services

Residents and visitors to Southampton Town are being encouraged to use online services to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Over the years, the town has made documents and applications easily accessible online through its website, www.southamptontownny.gov.

“During this period of concern, we want to remind people they may not have to come to Town Hall or the town park’s department to get a permit,” Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said. “Many of these applications are available online.”

Several types of permits and renewals, including electrical permits, 4×4 and boat ramp permits, and carter permits can be found at https://epermits.southamptontownny.gov. A Hampton Bays water bill payment can be submitted at https://hbwater.southamptontownny.gov; information and records can be accessed through the town’s ePortal at https://eportal.southamptontownny.gov; and free town date found at the public information center at https://gis.southamptontownny.gov/infocenter.

While most programs are ongoing, the town, in an abundance of caution, decided to temporarily suspend certain services to seniors, a population that is deemed most vulnerable.

The senior centers in Hampton Bays, Flanders, and Bridgehampton have cancelled congregant dining and recreation activities through Friday, March 20. While these services are interrupted, the town will assess how to proceed regarding provision of services, or determine if a longer-term shutdown is necessary.

Prior to the end of the week, a follow-up announcement will be made updating the situation and any changes.

Seniors who participate in these programs will have the option to sign up to receive cold-but-microwave/oven ready meals either through home delivery or curbside pick-up at the center where the senior normally takes his or her meals. Seniors can register for home meals either at their center or by contacting the attended center or the Hampton Bays Senior Center at 631-728-1235.

Adult day care at the Hampton Bays Senior Center, senior shuttle services, and home meal delivery are ongoing.

“We are being cautious and working to determine how the town can continue to serve our seniors while keeping everyone as safe and healthy as possible,” Schneiderman said.

Call 631-728-1235 with any questions.

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