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Civic Eyes Forming Village of Hampton Bays

Hampton Bays Civic Association wants the hamlet to incorporate.

A group of residents in Hamptons Bays are resuscitating the long talked about idea of incorporating as a village to gain some independence from Southampton Town and have more of a say over their own neighborhoods.

The Hampton Bays Civic Association has put the ball in motion to start the process that has been talked about since Bruce King, the president of the civic association, was a kid 60 years ago.

With residents complaining of more blight in the area and overcrowding, and the town not moving fast enough to provide a remedy, King said now is the time to revisit the issue.

To that end, the Hampton Bays Civic Association has set up a meeting on Jan. 28 to explore the idea of incorporating the hamlet as a village.

"We want people's opinions, ideas and backing," he said. "And if they aren't going to back us, then we will do something else."

Things came to a head in Hampton Bays in late August as another group of residents, calling themselves Concerned Citizens of Hampton Bays stepped forward. They hired an attorney, held a largely attended meeting and set their sights on cleaning up Hampton Bays.

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King said the civic is fully supportive of the Concerned Citizens and is welcoming them to fully participate in the possible formation of a Hampton Bays village.

"They are younger than us, have the money and are enthusiastic," King said.

  • Related: Concerned Citizens Leader Supports Hampton Bays Incorporation Proposal

King also hopes to enlist the support of other area organizations and has extended invitations to Hampton Bays' fire department, beautification committee and school district.

"We feel we are in the backseat along with Flanders, Riverside and North Sea. The town was doing good for a while listening to us and we were getting some action, but now they just do what they do," said King, pointing to the 10-year-old Hampton Bays Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement, which has never been completed.

As a village, Hampton Bays could continue to share some services with Southampton Town, such as the police department, but it would have its own planning board, zoning board of appeals and board of trustees to govern many aspects of local planning and development.

King said he knows full well that incorporation won't be an easy task and says he wants to do it right, starting with a public meeting.

"This is not something that will happen by the summer," King said. "We will need petitions, an attorney, a vote and money."

To help get the ball rolling, the guest speaker at the Jan. 28 meeting will be Bill Biondi, the mayor of Mastic Beach, who was elected after residents of the area successfully formed a village within Brookhaven Town in August 2010.

The public is invited to attend the civic meeting Jan. 28, which will be held at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Senior Center.

Patch wants to know: Do you think Hampton Bays should be its own village? Comment below.

Editor's Note: The article has been changed since its original posting to reflect the correct name of the mayor of Mastic Beach.

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Honest Frank February 19, 2013 at 03:01 PM
February 19, 2013 Heaveno Betty Manzella, Stop Lying about things and Start being Good for a change or You Will Be Exposed For Who You Really Are by me. The MasticBeachPropertyOwnersAssociation.com was NOT opposed to the creation of a Village! Bob DeBona and the MBPOA members made believe that they were against it because Legally they had to because of the MBPOA LAW states that they are NOT ALLOWED to BE IN FAVOR of the Creation of a Village, so that they will not Sell the MBPOA PIECE BY PIECE FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL GAIN, which is what they are actually doing now! The MasticBeachPropertyOwnersAssociation.com, MasticBeachVillageExploratoryCommittee.com, SmithPointVillageExploratoryCommittee.com, Pattersquash Creek Civic Association, Osprey Point Civic Association, etc., are all members of Organized Crime who are now in POWER of the Mastic Beach Village that I am Exposing For Who They Really Are and that's why Organized Criminals like the MB Mayor, Bill Biondi and others all Lied about me and had me Arrested for a Bomb Threat and made up 4 charges against me that I didn't even do and that's TheHonestAndFrankTruth.com...
Honest Frank February 19, 2013 at 03:02 PM
...Mayor, Bill Biondi was illegally Appointed as Mayor without Legally having a Mastic Beach Village Mayor Election and Breaking Many Village Laws and more and the MBV, Bill Biondi, MBV Lawyers, etc., are all to be held Accountable for their CRIMES and the Mastic Beach Village DISSOLVED! If you are really a Good News Reporter and can an Honest Private Investigator, contact me for an Interview and you will have THE STORY OF A LIFETIME when I Expose Organized Criminals For Who They Really Are and Take Back Our FREEDOM IN AMERICA! Sincerely Honest And Frank, Frankie "Honest Frank" Cucchiara HonestFrank.com
joe hampton March 15, 2013 at 10:31 PM
ll i hear is a bunch of whining about taxes going up when that will be your savior. Take control and drive out the garbage.Your houses will double in value

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