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We believe it is important to feel supported when caregiving. While those being cared for need the best possible care and kindness, so do those who are caring for them. Caregivers, Adult Children of Aging Parents and also Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Groups meet regularly. All Support Groups are held at the Hampton Bays Senior Center
For information please call: 631-728-1235 Open: Monday-Fridays, 8:00am - 3:30pm
The Town’s transportation program is one of our top priorities and important to our seniors and their families. This service can be a lifeline to many seniors enabling them to remain in their own home and community. One ride at a time! This important program is designed to aid residents of the Town of Southampton. It can be used for transportation to and from basic essential services such as shopping, bank, post office, drug store, hair dresser, barber shop, non-emergency medical visits, governmental agencies and hospital / nursing home visitation of a sick spouse. This service is available to senior citizens and/or handicapped individuals within the township, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Please note:
‘For those confined to a wheel chair, transportation to medical appointments via a bus equipped with a hydraulic lift is available. Medical appointments must be made well in advance (minimum 5 days notice required if possible), and if any type of assistance is needed a responsible adult is requested to accompany the person. Medical appointment times are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and are taken on a first come-first serve basis so we can serve each of those in need as quickly and conveniently as possible.
Are you a Senior… age 60+? Come join us for fun activities, lunches, health and wellness, entertainment and new friendships. We also have volunteer opportunities. Enjoy healthy, comforting meals and share them with new and old friends, in a warm and welcoming setting in one of our Town Community Centers. Each weekday morning and afternoon a variety of activities are offered for fun, education, creativity, and to help you feel vital and connected in a very pleasant and inviting social center. Lunch is served at noon daily and alternate meal choices are available offering the “best deal in town.” Suggested contribution is $3.50 per meal. Round-trip transportation is available if needed. Of course there are many wonderful “SPECIAL SENIOR PROGRAMS”: Recreation, Health and Exercise Classes, Social and Cultural Programs, Trips and our Annual Senior Citizen Picnic For additional information, please call 631-728-1235.
Home-delivered meals can be provided on a temporary or long-term basis, five days per week, for home-bound seniors. Please call one of our three community centers to make arrangements that fit your needs. Town Community Centers Locations and Hours:
Open Monday-Fridays 8:00am to 4:00pm
Each weekday morning and afternoon a variety of activities are offered for fun, education, creativity, and to help you feel vital and connected in a very pleasant and inviting social center. Lunch is served at noon daily and alternate meal choices are available offering the “best deal in town.” Suggested contribution is $3.50 per meal. Round-trip transportation is available if necessary.
A. For each subsequent false POLICE ALARM, the following schedule of fees shall apply: First false police alarm is: no charge Second false alarm: $100.00 Third false alarm: $200.00 Fourth false alarm: $250.00 Fifth false alarm: $300.00 Sixth or more false alarm: $400.00
B. For each subsequent false FIRE ALARM, the following schedule of fees shall apply: First false fire alarm: no charge Second false fire alarm: $400.00 Third false fire alarm: $500.00 Fourth false fire alarm $750.00 Fifth or more false fire alarm: $1,000.00
Town of Southampton Attention: Alarm Billing 116 Hampton Road Southampton, NY 11968
Please attach any supporting documentation. This must be completed within 30 days of the invoice date located at the top right corner of your invoice
Ex: A homeowner/tenant cannot cancel the call, only the alarm company can. The alarm company has policies set in place to confirm that the homeowner is the one calling like a pass code or password. The police dispatch do not have the means of being able to confirm the caller is the actual homeowner or that the homeowner isn’t canceling because they are under duress(being made to do so). The only alarms that cannot be canceled are a panic, holdup or fire alarms.
Ex: Many of the false alarms are caused by the housekeeper or a plumber entering the home without the property owner’s knowledge or the owner forgetting to turn off the alarm.
If you have friends of family staying at the property, please make sure that all the individuals have the proper information to disarm the alarm system or the pass code so that they can provide the information to the alarm company when they call.
Ex: A seasonal resident has a permanent residence in NYC and their alarm goes off. They have no knowledge of why the alarm is going off and cannot get to the property in a timely manner. Luckily, the alarm company called the caretaker and they checked the residence. It was a faulty sensor and the alarm company canceled the police dispatch.
Ex: You don’t want a company that takes your call in September and schedules a service call in November. That defeats the point of having a service call. You’re calling because the system is not working correctly, continuously causing more false alarms, and in turn, taking up police resources.
Ex: A property owner has had their alarm for years. All of a sudden, the alarm has sounded for three days for no reason. When the alarm technician checked the system, he found a broken wire in the wall that was triggering the alarm.
Ex: If you have a home phone and the power goes out, your alarm system may send a signal to the alarm company similar to a tripped alarm. With the power out, the alarm company cannot reach you on your home number and your cellular is not strong enough to receive calls, so the police are dispatched.
Ex: An alarm company has sent in a letter stating that a customer has had a repair to their system. There was no appeal received from the homeowner in our file. We have no proof that the property owner wanted to appeal the false alarm invoice and whether they have knowledge that the alarm company had sent the letter. Therefore, we cannot accept any correspondence unless it is from the property owner/tenant.
Full name, Customer Id # (this can be found on the right side of your invoice about ¼ of the page down), a detailed message stating what you are inquiring about. Example: What is my current balance? Along with a phone number to receive a return call back.
Please be advised that this is a very high volume call line. Please be assured that your call will be answered in the order in which it is received and given the same adequate attention as all other previous calls.
“School districts and other governmental agencies would be exempt for paying the false burglar alarm fees imposed by Town Code Sec. 85-4(A) and (B).”
Schools, libraries, and any government owned property are the only exception and are excluded from paying false alarm fines.
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Complaints may also be made through the support staff either by telephone at 631-702-1700, or in person at Town Hall (Lower Level), 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968. Complaints and letters can also be mailed to the above address, however many letters do not provide us with all the information necessary to commence an investigation. Report a Violation
Applications are available online. They can also be picked up at the Code Enforcement Department, Lower Level, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968.
Permit information is not available online. If you feel that a house is rented, Report an online complaint with Code Enforcement. The allegation will be investigated.
Code EnforcementPh: 631-702-1700Fx: 631-283-2694
Septic tank additives claiming to eliminate the need for pumping can compromise the functioning of septic systems.
Septic tanks contain all of the microbes needed to break down waste; the small amounts of bacteria and enzymes found in a single dose of septic tank additives have not been shown to significantly increase the efficiency of septic systems.
Disposing of harsh or toxic chemicals, or the use of antibacterial products, can kill the beneficial microbes in septic systems that degrade harmful substances in wastewater. Examples of chemicals which may harm a septic system include bleach, drain cleaners, disinfectants, paint thinners, pharmaceuticals, antibacterial soaps, and pesticides. These chemicals should be disposed of at transfer stations and, when they will be drained into a septic tank, used minimally.
Leaky faucets and other excessive household inputs will increase the frequency with which pumping is required. Draining large volumes of water into a septic tank (such as from a pool or hot tub) can stir up the sludge collected at the bottom of the tank, allowing it to escape potentially clog the drainfield.
Dental floss, diapers, feminine hygiene products, condoms and other non-biodegradable items should never be disposed of into a septic system as they may cause clog damage.
Groundwater runoff from driveways and patios as well as roof and drains and basement sumps should be diverted away from the septic tank's drainfield as flooding the drainfield slows down the treatment process.
Only grass should be planted over and near a septic system. Roots from larger plants may damage the septic tank or drainfield.
The area over a septic tank and its drainfield should not be paved or driven over. These activities can compact the soil causing slow drainage and reduced efficiency of the cleansing process. They may also cause damage to underlying pipes and other equipment.
Soil nutrient testing can be performed by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County to measure the amount of nutrients in the soil, and determine whether fertilizer is needed
Fertilizer is typically only needed on lawns if the density of grass is low and soil is visible. If the lawn density is high, no fertilizer is needed.
In Suffolk County, it is illegal to fertilize lawns between November 1st and April 1st. Fertilizing during that period can result in a fine of $1000.
Fertilizer should be added to lawns in the late spring and/or early fall. These times of the year are periods of high growth for the grass, the better time being early fall so the grass can best prepare for the winter.
During periods of high temperatures and low rainfall, usually during the summer, grass goes into a dormant state and slows growth and fertilizer should not be added to lawns during these conditions as it will not likely be used by the grass, and instead will be wash into groundwater.
Organic, slow release fertilizers release nitrogen slowly over time and because they are less likely to reach water ways should be used to decrease the chance of the nitrogen running off into the soil.
Fertilizers containing phosphorous should **only** be used when establishing a new lawn or if a soil test shows the phosphorous levels in the lawn are low. The amount of phosphorous is labeled on all fertilizer products
Applying grass seed to the lawn can also decrease the amount of fertilizer needed. Over seeding the lawn can help fight against fast growing weeds and can help keep the lawn dense. Species of grass that have a deeper green color can help give the lawn a desired green color without the use of fertilizer.