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Village Meeting Preview: Resident Asks Neighbors to Speak Up On Supermarket Proposal

The Westhampton Beach Village Board will meet on Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Village of Westhampton Beach has released its tentative meeting agenda for its monthy meeting, scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Village Hall and one resident is calling on her neighbors to attend the meeting to speak about a proposed Old Riverhead Road supermarket, which is not on the agenda. 

In her blog posted on Westhampton-HamptonBays Patch this week, Joy Sopitz, of Westhampton Beach asked fellow residents to attend the meeting and support a supermarket, proposed by developer Andrew Mendelson.

She wrote, "Maybe if some of us show up at the town meeting on Feb. 7th, we will be allowed to speak up to encourage the board to pass a motion to get the process started." 

On the meeting agenda are the following resolutions:

  • Accept minutes of Board of Trustees Meetings
  • Accept Departmental monthly reports 
  • Refer Special Exception Application to Planning Board-Sweet Andy’s Cookies
  • Refer Special Exception Application to Planning Board-Contractor’s Office
  • Approve 2013 Marina Rates
  • Approve 2013 Beach Rates
  • Authorize Retirement of Police Officer
  • Approve 2013 Shared Computer Services with Southampton Town
  • Approve 2013 Electrical Inspection Services with Southampton Town
  • Approve Purchase of Police Department Radio Equipment
  • Authorize 2013 Stormwater Management Plan Annual Report
  • Approve Snow and Ice Removal Plan 
  • Authorize Renewal of 2013 Boom Burger Outdoor Dining
  • Authorize Renewal of 2013 Hampton Coffee Outdoor Tables, Chairs and Benches
  • Authorize Renewal of 2013 Café Mambo Outdoor Dining Permit
  • Authorize Use of Village Property-East End Little League
  • Accept Bid for Municipal Building Office Cleaning Services
  • Approve 2011–12 Fiscal Year Budget Transfers
  • Approve Warrant for February 2013

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TSM February 07, 2013 at 05:43 PM
It would be interesting to ask the Trustees where THEY each do their grocery shopping. Ten to One, it is in Riverhead or Hampton Bays or Eastport. The Mayor has been protecting Waldbaum's for years even though the complaints about Waldbaum's are loud and clear. The Trustees and the Mayor should get in a car and visit StopnShop in Hampton Bays, King Kullen in Bridgehampton, and ShopRite at exit 53 on the Sunrise Hwy. Then they can get a first hand look at the type of supermarket the residents NEED and DESERVE. Maybe then they will finally ACT!
Irina Richardson February 07, 2013 at 07:32 PM
I don't believe there has been an application for a new supermarket. First there has to be an application to the building department, then it goes from there. I wonder why the developer has not gone the proper route? He has surely done this before in some other municipality. There seem to be some steps missing here.
TSM February 07, 2013 at 08:59 PM
I understand that he can't submit an application to the building department until the Village Board considers his zone change request by adding the word "grocery store" to the B-3 district. He keeps appealing to the Board to do so.

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