Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch is counting down to the New Year with several top ten lists.
A controversial plan to renovate the Hampton Bays Canoe Place Inn and build 40 town homes, an amenity building, pool, private marina and sewage treatment system on the canal property rests in the hands of the Southampton Town Board. In July, the board approved a final scope for an environmental impact statement study for the project. That statement has not yet been released.
2. Fight Over Westhampton Beach Supermarket Continues
Developer Andrew Mendelson wants to build a supermarket on property he owns on Old Riverhead Road, the Village of Westhampton doesn't want to hear anything about it until a formal proposal is submitted.
3. Overcrowding in Hampton Bays
The newly-formed Concerned Citizens of Hampton Bays have vowed to fight overcrowding and blight in the hamlet of Hampton Bays and two of its members are now serving as heads of the HBCAC, saying they will take their message to the Town of Southampton in the New Year.
A proposal to erect a religious boundary around Westhampton Beach, Quogue and parts of Southampton Town, remains in the courts with legal papers being filed each month. In the last round of paperwork, The Jewish People for the Betterment of Westhampton Beach filed a lawsuit against theVillage of Westhampton Beach, the Long Island Power Authority and Verizon on July 30, claiming that if a symbolic religious boundary, known as an eruv is erected, it will be a direct violation of the First Amendment.
5. Sex Offender Trailers
The clock is ticking -- and two homeless sex offender trailers that have been cited for years in Riverside and Westhampton are still open every night. There has been a promise to make a decision on the trailers on Jan. 1
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