Spring Clean-up. BAGS ONLY. Regardless of age

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Superintendent of Highways Alex Gregor announces the Southampton Town 2016 Spring Cleanup will begin on
Monday, April 18, 2016.

ALL RESIDENTS, REGARDLESS OF AGE,
MUST USE BIODEGRADABLE BAGS.
NO MIXED OR LOOSE LEAF PILES.

Winter kill branches (less than 3″ in diameter} will also be picked up. Place them at the curb in a separate pile next to your bagged leaves.

SHRED-IT DAY NOVEMBER 7th AT RED CREEK PARK

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On November 7th Southampton is offering paper shredding services for residents to have their confidential documents destroyed on site at no cost. Residents can bring up to 4 file-sized boxes of confidential personal papers for shredding. Papers from businesses, institutions or commercial enterprises will be rejected as will any junk mail and newspapers.

Meet the Candidates

Town elections are on Tuesday, November 3.  You can meet all the candidates at the FRNCA meeting on October 13 at the Crohan Center.  The candidates are as follows:  Supervisor: Richard Yastrzemski and Jay Schneiderman.  Town Council: Christine Scalera, Damon Hagan, Julie Lofstad, and John Bouvier.  County Legislator: Amos Goodman and Bridget Fleming.  Town Justice: Gary Weber and Adam Grossman.  Town Trustees: Scott Horowitz, Ray Overton, Ed Warner, Don Law, Bruce Stafford, Bill Pell, Eric Shultz, and Tim Corwin.

Meet the Trustees

The Trustees are our guardians of the bays, creeks, and inlets. They defend our rights to use our waterways. Meet the Trustees, both incumbent and candidates on Friday, September 18 at our meeting. They will introduce themselves and their qualifications. Edward Warner, Scott Horowitz, Ray Overton, Don Law, Bruce Stafford, Bill Pell, Eric Schultz and Tim Corwin will attend.

New zip codes

Local officials have renewed a 10 year battle to liberate the hamlets of Flanders, Riverside and Northampton from the primary 11901 zip code used by Riverhead.
mailboxU.S. Representative Lee Zeldin has made a formal request to U.S. Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan asking that three new zip codes (11902, 11903 and 11904) be given to the hamlets to eliminate confusion. This is especially problematic for emergency responders who often mistakenly respond to the wrong municipality. Some Global Positioning Systems do not properly recognize addresses in the tri-hamlet area where there are 18 identical street names and at least 32 more streets that have similar names.

The postal service has 60 days to respond. Lets see what happens.

New traffic lights

trafficFinally, after many years of debate we’ll be getting not one but 2 new traffic lights on route 24. The first being at the Royal Avenue intersection and the second in front of the new 7 Eleven. Reportedly, lights will be in place sometime in 2016.

4th Generation

Water’s Edge has provided a healthy wholesome safe environment for generations. Our streets are quiet and safe
for children and cycling is a pleasure. Our beaches have clean clear water and vibrant marine life. Fishing and boating
are great here.

We are strategically located at the crossroads of the East End with easy access to the north and south forks of the island. And with the recent revitalization of Riverhead with the live theater and new shops and restaurants and the aquarium, it’s the perfect place to be.

Wine country on one fork and Sandy beaches on the other. As residents of Southampton we are entitled to beach permits at a nominal cost. You won’t find better value for your money. Oh and did I mention golf. Pick up a “green key”  card and play with residential green’s fees at Indian Island Country Club.

 

Peconic Estuary Program

A big thank you to Jennifer Skilbred from the Group for the East End. At our last meeting she told us all about an exciting new program. The program allows us to learn more about our local estuary and all its amazing bays, while improving our property and reducing pollution from entering local waters.

The Peconic Estuary Program (PEP) is providing a unique opportunity for our neighborhood (Reeve’s Bay watersheds). The PEP will provide financial rewards for homeowners that add native vegetation areas and/or rain barrels to their properties. Funds are limited and will be granted on a first come first served basis.

This link contains links to the guidelines, application, and lists of native plants to help you get started. Click here for more information