Welcome to the Incorporated Village of Westhampton Beach
This Election Day voters of the five East End towns will be asked to vote on a ballot measure to extend the Community Preservation Fund by another 20 years and add a new category of funding dedicated to restoring water quality across the region. The CPF, as many homeowners are aware, is a 2% real estate transfer tax that allows the Towns of Easthampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold to purchase land for preservation. It was passed into law in 1998 and is in effect until 2030.
The upcoming ballot initiative is asking voters to consider is an extension of the CPF until 2050. In addition, unlike the last time the measure was passed, it would also allow up to 20% of revenues to be used for water quality projects across the five towns. It is estimated that this addition to the CPF could potentially raise up to $700 million for local water quality improvement projects.
The Westhampton Beach Conservation Advisory Council is convening an information session at the Westhampton Library on October 29 at 11:00 AM to hear more about the initiative and the reasons behind extending its scope to include water quality projects. Also joining the CAC will be Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Southampton Town Councilman John Bouvier and Kevin McDonald of The Nature Conservancy.
FALL LEAF AND BRUSH PICK UP
The Village of Westhampton Beach Department of Public Works will begin the Fall brush pick up on Nov. 1st. Leaves and brush may be put out at curbside in separate piles during the month of November and up until Nov. 30th. DO NOT place your leaves and brush on the road! This is a serious traffic concern. Small branches cannot exceed 3 inches in diameter and 3 feet in length. Yard clearing is not acceptable for pick-up. No grass clippings allowed. Mixed piles will be bypassed.
Biodegradable, paper leaf bags will be available at the Village Office and property owners are
urged to utilize this service. Due to environmental regulations at Landfills, these paper bags are preferred over plastic ones. Please refrain from using plastic bags.
Brush and leaves put out after Nov. 30th WILL NOT be picked up; owners/residents will be notified to remove them from Village street right-of-way.
Due to other regulations at the various dump sites, the Department of Public Works will not pick up tree stumps, household garbage, household furnishings, rubble or landscaping debris.
Our Village has quieted down some since Summer ended and School began. “Indian Summer”, better known as Fall, is upon us. Chilly nights, chilly mornings, warm, refreshing days. An invigorating change of climate. Soon leaves will be turning their splendid colors, time for apple picking, pie making, pumpkin carvings, Fall Festivals, Arts & Crafts Fairs, Farmers Markets, Oyster Festival, Sidewalk Sales and lots of seasonal entertainment here in our Village. Enjoy the months ahead, explore our area and the surrounding neighborhoods. Take a ride to the North Fork or travel the East End all the way the Montauk! Ride to and from Moriches Inlet to Shinnecock on Dune Road. There’s lots of things to do and you can still take a walk on the beach whenever you want! Make the most of these wondrous days as Winter comes soon enough and stays long! Happy Fall, Happy Holidays! See you in the Spring!
Dear Neighbors and Visitors:
As a coastal community, we must prepare for any emergency-whether it is a hurricane, fire, flood or snow storm. An important priority, the Village of Westhampton Beach is constantly improving its own readiness through planning and hands-on exercises and by coordinating with county, state and federal agencies. Recognizing that preparation is our best defense, the Town of Southampton has released a new brochure, Be Prepared, (available in English & Spanish), it is updated, handy and compact with valuable information such as: important telephone numbers, advice on caring for the elderly and those with special needs, ensuring your pet’s safety, protecting you home or business and assembling a “go bag” and home emergency kit. You can pick up your brochure at Village Hall. In addition, citizens can also register for the Village’s emergency notification system “NIXLE” on the Village website home page www.westhamptonbeach.org.
We encourage you to use this resource to assist you in keeping you and your family safe. With improved technology and better tracking, we now have the means to obtain advance notification of severe weather events, regional emergencies and how best to prepare for them.