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Southampton board notes: Smoking ban OKd

The Southampton Town board made the following decisions at its meeting Tuesday:

— It banned smoking on these town properties: Town Hall, Justice Court, Bridgehampton Nutrition Center, Flanders Nutrition Center, Hampton Bays Nutrition Center, Flanders Bay Nutritional Center, Hampton Bays’ Town Clerk’s Annex, Parks and Recreation Barn in Hampton Bays. Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said it was at the request of a number of town employees. The law now states no smoking within 50 feet of buildings.

— It tabled, for the fourth time, the closing of a hearing to change the requirements regarding planned development districts zoning. The changes are designed, Throne-Holst said, to alert the public earlier in the process of rezoning lots for large development projects, and to give developers a “clear roadmap” as to what the town will and won’t allow.

— It closed a hearing on the Hampton Bays Corridor Strategic Plan, the town planning department’s written plan for the hamlet, which includes provisions if the hamlet becomes denser or “built out.” Long-range plans include an extension to Good Ground Road, under the town’s General Environmental Impact Statement. The hearing remains open for 30 days for written comments.

— It approved a resolution to discontinue review for rezoning of six adjoining properties, known as the Tuckahoe Main Street project, which would have included mixed development, including a large supermarket. The resolution said the project was “not in the best interest of the town” and such was “similarly expressed by many community members.”

— It tabled, for the third time, a resolution to join the East End Cooperative Health Plan Feasibility Study, led by Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley. It would cost $8,750. The town wants to check on its own employee medical plans before joining the study.

— It approved the purchase of 10 police patrol cars at a cost of $264,250 and two unmarked police cars at the cost of $38,699, under New York State contract.

— It awarded a bid to Roadwork Construction Corp. to provide drainage construction at areas west of the Shinnecock Canal for an amount not to exceed $150,000.

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