Welcome to the Incorporated Village of Westhampton Beach

DEBRIS CLEANUP

PLEASE leave a single pile of twigs leaves and small branches on the edge of the property. Separate any large branches next to it. DO NOT spread it out along the length of the property “only 1 pile”. No tree stumps or large tree trunks, that is the responsibility of the homeowner. The homeowners have until Sunday August 9 to get their piles out.

TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS

High risk of rip currents through Wednesday, 10-15 ft breaking surf, Widespread dune erosion and localized wash overs are likely for ocean beachfront during Tuesday nights high tide. This may result in some flooding of roadways and vulnerable structures behind compromised dunes. 45-55 mph wind gusts to 70 mph along the coast.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Should anyone received a call regarding the receipt of seeds from China, please have them follow the instructions below.  The PD has responded to calls regarding the receipt of seeds. 

 

Please mail the sealed package of seeds, the original packaging, the residents contact information and any additional relevant details directly to the USDA at:

Office of the State Plant Health Director

of New York c/o Christopher Zaloga,

United States Department of Agriculture

500 New Karner Rd.

Albany, NY 12205

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Due to COVID-19 NYS Governor Cuomo postponed the March and June Villages Elections, which will be held on Tuesday September 15, 2020; therefore the Village Organizational meeting which is to be held on the First Monday in the First month following the Village Election is now scheduled for Monday October 5, 2020 at 5:00 PM at Village Hall. All positions for re-appointment are held over until this meeting.
CLICK HERE FOR ELECTION CALENDAR

OPEN-AIR OUTDOOR DINING

The Board of Trustees passed a resolution authorizing Temporary Open-air Outdoor Dining during the COVID-19 phase II re-opening. Please complete the application below, submit will all necessary documentation to the Village Clerk’s office at Village Hall. Please read all conditions for this permit.

CLICK HERE to download Temporary Open-air Outdoor Dining Application

WHB ON PAUSE

THE RULES

Effective Sunday, March 22, at 8 PM, Governor Cuomo has banned all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason. You are permitted to leave your home for outdoor exercise so long as it is a solitary activity such as walking, riding a bike or running.  You are not permitted to congregate with anyone outside of your immediate family. You are required to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from others in public. Social distancing is critical to slowing the transmission of the disease

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FEEL ILL

You should contact the NYS Coronavirus Hotline if you are experiencing ALL of the following:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

The New York State Department of Health is allowing people to make appointments at their Suffolk County mobile testing site located at Stony Brook University. Suffolk County residents who want to make an appointment for the test can call the NYS Coronavirus Hotline 1-888-364-3065 and they will be triaged by a nurse or a healthcare professional.
As of March 24th, NYS Department of Health Online COVID 19 Screening is available.
If you are concerned about COVID-19 and would like to take an online assessment, please access this link:
https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov/covid-19-screening/
If you meet the criteria, you will receive a callback from NYS to schedule a test.
Information regarding the 2 Drive-thru Testing Facilities in Riverhead:

  1. Drive-thru testing at the Riverhead ProHealth facility is by appointment only and is open to all, not limited to ProHEALTH Primary Care patients.
    Individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and wishing to speak to a medical professional, or who wish to make an appointment at the Riverhead drive-thru testing facility, can call the ProHEALTH dedicated hotline at 1-516-874-0411.
    The Riverhead drive-thru testing site is located at:
    1149 Old Country Road, Riverhead, New York 11901
    Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Saturday–Sunday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m
    Additional information on drive-thru testing at the Riverhead facility or other ProHEALTH services can be found on the ProHEALTH website, https://www.prohealthcare.com/
  2. Drive Through testing is now available at 300 Center Drive, Riverhead. Testing is free, appointments are necessary. If you would like to be tested, you can call 845-553-8030 to make an appointment.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU TESTED POSITIVE

If you test positive for COVID-2019, you should isolate yourself from other household and/or family members who live with you including pets.  In addition, your household and/or family members should also remain at home under quarantine.
Quarantine or isolation means you must stay at your residence and separate from others in the community to prevent the possible spread of COVID-2019. You may walk outside your house on your own property but should not come within six feet of neighbors or other members of the public.
You will be advised by the SCDHS in consultation with the New York State Department of Health when your quarantine or isolation period will end.
For additional information, please visit:
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Health-Bulletins/NovelCoronavirus
and
https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/
and
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
To sign up for daily NYS email updates about COVID-19, use the link below:
https://now.ny.gov/page/s/coronavirus-updates
For Businesses
Guidance on Executive Order 202.6 For Determining Whether A Business Enterprise Is Subject To A Workforce Reduction Under Recent Executive Orders.  This Guidance continues to be updated by NYS on an ongoing basis.
https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026

 HOW TO PREVENT INFECTION

There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If you have any questions or if you need assistance with daily living (e.g. food, laundry, etc.), please call 311.
If you have a true emergency, call 911.

VILLAGE HALL OPERATIONS

The Village Hall Clerk’s Office, Building Department and Justice Court are operational at 50% staffing. The building itself is and will remain closed to the public for the time being with a drop off area in the lobby.  Please conduct all business by phone or email.
The Board of Trustees will continue to conduct their meetings.  The meetings will be closed to the public, but public participation will be available via videoconferencing.  Please visit the Board of Trustees tab for additional details.
The regularly scheduled public meetings of all appointed boards and committees, including, but not limited to, the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Architectural Review Board are cancelled until further notice.

POLICE

The Westhampton Beach Village Police Department is fully staffed and prepared to respond to calls.  If you have a situation in which any member of your household is experiencing symptoms that might be associated with the COVID-19 virus or has been diagnosed with it, inform the police department so that officers will be aware if they need to respond to your location.
If you have a police emergency call 911
Police non-emergency matters call 631-288-3444.
We are all in this together, and we will best get through it by working together.
Please protect yourselves and our community

TAKE NOTICE

Mayor Moore has issued an Emergency Order declaring a local State of Emergency for the Village of Westhampton Beach effective March 17, 2020, allowing the Village to take actions to secure the Public Health, Safety, and Welfare of its Residents.  Click on the link to view the Emergency Order.
EMERGENCY ORDER #1 OF 2020

Mayor Moore has issued an Emergency Order declaring a local State of Emergency for the Village of Westhampton Beach effective March 31, 2020, allowing the Village to take actions to secure the Public Health, Safety, and Welfare of its Residents.  Click on the link to view the Emergency Order.
EMERGENCY ORDER #2 OF 2020

Mayor Moore has issued an Emergency Order declaring a local State of Emergency for the Village of Westhampton Beach effective April 15, 2020, allowing the Village to take actions to secure the Public Health, Safety, and Welfare of its Residents.  Click on the link to view the Emergency Order.
EMERGENCY ORDER #3 OF 2020

Mayor Moore has issued an Emergency Order declaring a local State of Emergency for the Village of Westhampton Beach effective April 30, 2020, allowing the Village to take actions to secure the Public Health, Safety, and Welfare of its Residents.  Click on the link to view the Emergency Order.
EMERGENCY ORDER #4 OF 2020

Mayor Moore has issued an Emergency Order declaring a local State of Emergency for the Village of Westhampton Beach effective May 15, 2020, allowing the Village to take actions to secure the Public Health, Safety, and Welfare of its Residents.  Click on the link to view the Emergency Order.
EMERGENCY ORDER #5 OF 2020

Spring 2020 – Leaf Collection Program
April 1st 2020-April 30th 2020

Program guidelines:

  • Rake leaves into a pile(s) at the edge of the street but not into the street to reduce hazards and enable crews to move quickly and collect leaves more efficiently
  • Remove stones, litter, branches or other landscape debris. Piles containing these items will not be collected as they can damage equipment and injure workers
  • Avoid placing leaves in front of storm drains, drainage ditches or utility covers
  • Avoid piling leaves around cars, boulders, fire hydrants, trees or posts
  • Avoid parking on top or adjacent to the leaf piles, to avoid damage leaf piles near vehicles will not be picked up
  • Leaf piles that are mixed with grass trimmings, branches, brush or other yard waste will not be collected under the leaf collection program
  • Any piles left out after April 30th, 2020 will not be picked up and must disposed of by the property owner(s)
  • The Village of Westhampton Beach is not included in the town leaf “voucher” program, that is a Town of Southampton program only.
  • Any property that requires a larger than average pile of disposed leaves must arrange with DPW staff prior to piling leaves at the edge of roadway. Homeowners may be held responsible for their landscaper’s actions.

Program details are subject to change and/or cancellation due to future weather restrictions, “state of emergencies” and/or staffing restrictions. Please feel free to contact the DPW office at 631-288-1211 should you have any questions or concerns.

MAIN STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT INFORMATION UPDATES

Tasks Completed:

  • 9/3 – 9/26:  Installation of SCWA new water main
  • 9/16 – 10/1:  Removal of all asphalt paving, curbs, concrete road base and landscaping
  • 9/16 – 10/15: Installation of SCWA tie-overs and retirements
  • 9/30 – 10/9:  Excavation and removal of unsuitable soil from entire length of road
  • 9/30 – 10/4:  Installation of drainage pipes, catch basins and leeching pools east of Mill and west of Mitchell
  • 9/30 – 10/12: Removal of all drainage structures
  • 10/9-10/14: Dry sewer main installed between Sunset and Moniebogue
  • 10/7-10/25: Removal of additional unsuitable soil by bakery.
  • 10/14-11/1: Drainage installation between Mill and Mitchell.
  • 10/10-11/1: Conduit for electric and Verizon from Potunk Land to Glover’s Lane.
  • 10/21-11/5: Curbing for Potunk Lane traffic circle and curbing from Potunk Lane to Moniebogue Lane.
  • 11/5/19  Binder course of pavement from Potunk Lane to Moniebogue Lane complete.
  • 11/23/19 Pavers and checkerblock installation at Potunk Traffic Circle complete.
  • 11/25/19 Drainage and conduit for underground utilities complete, with the exception of Beach Lane crossing.
  • 11/30/19 Installation of Crosswalk at Potunk complete.
  • 12/5/19 Concrete curbs from Glovers Lane to Beach Road complete.
  • 12/7/19 Curbs for traffic circle and pavers for triangles at Mill/Library complete.
  • 12/9/19 Paving from Moniebogue to Beach complete.
  • 12/22/19 Main Street open to vehicular traffic and on-street (temporary parallel) parking.
  • 3/18/2020 All sidewalks have been installed with the exception of the corner of Potunk Lane and Main Street. Paver installation will be complete by the end of March. Tree plantings and landscaping to be installed late March / early April. The two (2) Traffic Circles are undergoing maintenance. We expect the road to receive its final coat of asphalt and striping during the last week of April, 2020.

For additional information, call 631-287-6000.

Westhampton Beach Parking Map

Please view our NEW “Water Conservation Information” page under COMMUNITY LINKS.
The Suffolk County Water Authority this summer is joining the Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection and dozens of dedicated organizations in urging Long Islanders to take steps to conserve water. The “Our Water Our Lives” campaign is currently underway to help Long Islanders understand the value of our precious drinking water supply and the easy steps you can take every day to preserve it for current and future residents. 

Please take a minute to go to the “Our Water Our Lives” website at this link to take the pledge and learn what you can do to save water. You’ll not only be taking part in a communal effort to preserve the underground aquifer system that provides 100% of our drinking water, but you’ll save money on your water bill, too.

The below link is to the Southampton Town Community Preservation Fund’s Innovative and Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems (IA/OTS) Rebate Program website, which has a tool to determine whether a parcel is eligible for the rebate and/or if the I/A system is mandated.  Also on this webpage is the link to the rebate application with instructions.
http://www.southamptontownny.gov/1083/IA-OWTS-Rebate-Program

The link below is to the map of the Village of Westhampton Beach illustrating the high and medium priority areas, as identified in the CPF Water Quality Improvement Plan.

Click Here to View Map of Westhampton Beach

TO ALL RESIDENTS:
The Mayor and Village Trustees are asking you if you haven’t already to please sign up for the NIXEL notifications from the Westhampton Beach Police Department, you will be notified of traffic issues regarding the Beach Lane Bridge and Jessup Lane Bridge closures by Suffolk County for repairs starting this Spring. You can find the NIXEL information on the Village website home page.Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
Maria Z. Moore, Mayor