Hampton Bays Beautification Association members gave a proposal by the Hampton Bays School Board to install a new, computerized LED sign at the a resounding thumb’s down Monday night.
At the monthly beautification meeting, Susan von Freddi, president, said the school board asked for the beautification members to weigh in on whether to opt for a computerized LED sign on the front lawn of the new middle school, or go with the tried and true traditional exchangeable letter sign.
After a show of hands, the verdict was clear: An overwhelming majority voted to denounce the LED sign and opted for the old model.
The school board is expected to vote on the signage at an upcoming meeting.
Future of Hamlet On Table
“Vibrant, historic, seaside, ecological and green, and distinctive.” Those are some of a list of adjectives offered up by members to describe Hampton Bays in the future.
Southampton’s assistant town planning and development administrator Freda Eisenberg was the guest speaker at Monday’s meeting, giving a concise overview of the , as well as the draft generic environmental impact statement, the subject of recent public hearings.
Currently, the final generic environmental impact statement is being prepared.
Highlights of the statement include recommendations and proposed action items regarding planned development districts – a tool used to allow for greater density than otherwise allowed by current zoning in exchange for community benefits. Also discussed in the DGEIS is rezoning, design guidelines, and specific suggestions for targeted areas.
Eisenberg said the DGEIS is available on the town’s website and suggested reading the executive summary, or “cheat sheet,” for highlights.
Garden Tour Update
The rain date for the beautification's July 9 Garden Tour will be Sunday, July 10. The tour will feature seven gardens.
Trail Taking Shape
A dedicated to the late former Southampton Town Supervisor Vince Cannuscio at the Main Street pocket park in Hampton Beach is nearing completion, said Maud Kramer, executive vice president of HBBA.
The trail will run from the park across from Scotto's Pork Store through the 38-acre Good Ground Park to Squiretown Road.
Kramer estimated work should be completed in four weeks.