Government Briefs 09.20.12

Local Government News

Southampton Town

Southampton Town Grants
    Applications are now available for certified 501(c)3 organizations to apply for annual grants from the Town of Southampton. Human services grants assist organizations that help people obtain employment, counseling, psychotherapy, health care, child care, and educational services. Cultural arts and recreational grants mainly assist organizations that encourage visual or performing arts and recreational programs.
     Applications are available at Town Hall or online at southamptontownny.gov/communityservices. Completed  applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Nov. 9; electronic applications cannot be accepted.

Culvert Repairs
    Members of the Southampton Town Board unanimously authorized emergency drainage repairs, in the amount of $4,250, earlier this month when drains at the Sagg Beach culvert on Sagg Road in Sagaponack unexpectedly collapsed. The emergency had to be addressed immediately as the water level was in danger of dropping dangerously low. The Highway Department contracted with Terra Tech Site Development Inc. to perform the necessary repairs.

Sagg Bars Weekend Construction
    Sagaponack Village amended a local law on Tuesday, following a public hearing, to prohibit construction on weekends from 3 p.m. on Saturday through 7 a.m. on Monday, from May 15 through Sept. 15.
    Mayor Don Louchheim told David and Suzanne Reynolds, who brought the issue to the board as a quality-of-life issue citing constant noise, to contact the building inspector if any construction should occur during prohibited times.
    Trustees also appointed two new members to the zoning board. John N. White, formerly an alternate member, will become permanent, replacing Linda Louchheim when her term expires in July, and Lauren Thayer will fill Mr. White’s alternate position.