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Westhampton Beach Village Board votes behind closed doors

When you read about all of this BS: Wouldnt we all be better off without the local Police Department and the Fuddy Duddy Mayor and Town Board, etc. etc.

I can wait for a resolution of combining special voting districts to hit WHB and we can all say good bye to this BS for ever and probably save a lot of money on taxes, too.

How do we start the resolution." Jun 3, 09 11:11 PM

how can we get a resolution on a "ballot" to abolish the WH PD consolidate the village into the Town of Southhampton.

Do we really need all of this ?" Jun 4, 09 1:52 PM

Board rescinds motion but still targeting Westhampton Beach Village police chief

Cant we just get rid of the entire police force and use Town of Southhampton Police ?

What would be the tax savings ?" Jun 6, 09 12:40 AM

Westhampton Beach has nearly burned through its budget for labor attorney fees

I CANT WAIT: Till March when someone with the guts will start passing around the petition to abolish the Westhampton Beach Police Force and finally do away with this farce of a self-serving police force. I'm sure the chief is a great guy, as all of the other chiefs, but that does not justify their pay on the backs of the taxpayers that they serve." Dec 13, 09 12:02 PM

Westhampton Beach Village Board rejects all seven resolutions pertaining to two police officers

Does anyone know how many registered voters there are in Westhampton Beach.

It only takes a petition with 10% of the voters to get a referendum on the ballot to dissolve the WHB-PD and the Town, for that matter" Feb 10, 10 9:39 PM

Westhampton Beach mayor plans to stick to his guns regarding two Village Police officers

Does anyone know how many registered voters there are in Westhampton Beach.

It only takes a petition with 10% of the voters to get a referendum on the ballot to dissolve the WHB-PD and the Town, for that matter" Feb 10, 10 9:41 PM

Westhampton Beach Village Attorney Bo Bishop resigns

LETS GET RID OF THIS GOVERNMENT - DISSOLVE THE VILLAGE

THE NEW STATE ALLOWS ALLOWS YOU TO GATHER A PETITION OF 10% OF THE ELIGIBLE VOTERS TO PUT THIS RESOLUTION ON THE BALLOT

ENOUGH ALREADY" Mar 26, 10 12:12 PM

LETS JUST DISSOLVE THE VILLAGE

UNDER NYS LAW A PETITION OF ONLY 10% OF THE REGISTERED VOTERS WOULD ALLOW US TO PUT THIS ON THE BALLOT" Mar 26, 10 12:13 PM

The “New N.Y. Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act”

The government reorganization law was authored by the New York State Attorney General’s Office. In May 2009, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled his proposal for the new legislation after spending several months working to build support for the plan. It was signed into law in June 2009

Among the most important changes related to village dissolution under the new law are the requirements set for a citizen petition. The law allows the electors of the village to initiate a petition (separate from any process by the Village Board) that would trigger a public referendum on dissolving the village government. “The petition shall contain the signatures of at least ten percent of the number of electors or five thousand electors, whichever is less, in the local government entity to be dissolved,” the legislation reads in part.

Timeline

Once a petition is submitted and found to have an adequate number of signatures, the Village Board must pass a resolution within 30 days calling for a referendum. The referendum must be held between 60 and 90 days of the board’s resolution.

The referendum can have two outcomes: If the referendum to dissolve the village fails, then there can be no new referendum for four years; if a majority of voters in the referendum do wish to dissolve the village, then the Village Board must hold a meeting within 30 days and start creating a dissolution plan.

Under the law, the dissolution plan must specify: the date of the official dissolution; an estimate of the cost of dissolution; any plan for the transfer or elimination of village employees; a list of the village’s assets and funds; an accounting of the village’s liabilities and debt; a system for continuing services provided by the village after its dissolution; “any agreements entered into with the town or towns in which the entity is situated in order to carry out the dissolution;” and terms for the disposition of the village’s assets, liabilities and indebtedness, including tax collection.

The Village Board would have 180 days to approve a dissolution plan, then must present it to the public. Following public hearings, the Village Board has 60 days to approve the dissolution plan.

The approved dissolution plan is still subject to “permissive referendum,” meaning citizens can petition for a public vote on the plan.

The law also allows the courts to force dissolution if a board “fails to prepare and approve such plan or is otherwise unable or unwilling to accomplish and complete the dissolution …”
" Mar 28, 10 11:34 AM

SJD

I am just a professional trouble maker - and am familiar with the law because I would like to disband my local police force at my F/T home.

What this effort would need is A LOT of local interest, and I can not judge the interest in that.

If you look up the above mentioned law, and if there was a lot of local interest, you just start a petition. If you do, I will put it on the WEB for you - and help over the summer.

How many registered voters are there in WHB Village? 10,000 ? The village has that. You jut need 10% of the voters." Mar 30, 10 9:50 PM

Westhampton Beach mayor is poised to appoint new village attorney

The “New N.Y. Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act”

The government reorganization law was authored by the New York State Attorney General’s Office. In May 2009, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled his proposal for the new legislation after spending several months working to build support for the plan. It was signed into law in June 2009

Among the most important changes related to village dissolution under the new law are the requirements set for a citizen petition. The law allows the electors of the village to initiate a petition (separate from any process by the Village Board) that would trigger a public referendum on dissolving the village government. “The petition shall contain the signatures of at least ten percent of the number of electors or five thousand electors, whichever is less, in the local government entity to be dissolved,” the legislation reads in part.

Timeline

Once a petition is submitted and found to have an adequate number of signatures, the Village Board must pass a resolution within 30 days calling for a referendum. The referendum must be held between 60 and 90 days of the board’s resolution.

The referendum can have two outcomes: If the referendum to dissolve the village fails, then there can be no new referendum for four years; if a majority of voters in the referendum do wish to dissolve the village, then the Village Board must hold a meeting within 30 days and start creating a dissolution plan.

Under the law, the dissolution plan must specify: the date of the official dissolution; an estimate of the cost of dissolution; any plan for the transfer or elimination of village employees; a list of the village’s assets and funds; an accounting of the village’s liabilities and debt; a system for continuing services provided by the village after its dissolution; “any agreements entered into with the town or towns in which the entity is situated in order to carry out the dissolution;” and terms for the disposition of the village’s assets, liabilities and indebtedness, including tax collection.

The Village Board would have 180 days to approve a dissolution plan, then must present it to the public. Following public hearings, the Village Board has 60 days to approve the dissolution plan.

The approved dissolution plan is still subject to “permissive referendum,” meaning citizens can petition for a public vote on the plan.

The law also allows the courts to force dissolution if a board “fails to prepare and approve such plan or is otherwise unable or unwilling to accomplish and complete the dissolution …”" Apr 2, 10 12:43 PM

Questions still remain over police officer suspensions, reinstatements in Westhampton Beach

The “New N.Y. Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act”

The government reorganization law was authored by the New York State Attorney General’s Office. In May 2009, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled his proposal for the new legislation after spending several months working to build support for the plan. It was signed into law in June 2009

Among the most important changes related to village dissolution under the new law are the requirements set for a citizen petition. The law allows the electors of the village to initiate a petition (separate from any process by the Village Board) that would trigger a public referendum on dissolving the village government. “The petition shall contain the signatures of at least ten percent of the number of electors or five thousand electors, whichever is less, in the local government entity to be dissolved,” the legislation reads in part.

Timeline

Once a petition is submitted and found to have an adequate number of signatures, the Village Board must pass a resolution within 30 days calling for a referendum. The referendum must be held between 60 and 90 days of the board’s resolution.

The referendum can have two outcomes: If the referendum to dissolve the village fails, then there can be no new referendum for four years; if a majority of voters in the referendum do wish to dissolve the village, then the Village Board must hold a meeting within 30 days and start creating a dissolution plan.

Under the law, the dissolution plan must specify: the date of the official dissolution; an estimate of the cost of dissolution; any plan for the transfer or elimination of village employees; a list of the village’s assets and funds; an accounting of the village’s liabilities and debt; a system for continuing services provided by the village after its dissolution; “any agreements entered into with the town or towns in which the entity is situated in order to carry out the dissolution;” and terms for the disposition of the village’s assets, liabilities and indebtedness, including tax collection.

The Village Board would have 180 days to approve a dissolution plan, then must present it to the public. Following public hearings, the Village Board has 60 days to approve the dissolution plan.

The approved dissolution plan is still subject to “permissive referendum,” meaning citizens can petition for a public vote on the plan.

The law also allows the courts to force dissolution if a board “fails to prepare and approve such plan or is otherwise unable or unwilling to accomplish and complete the dissolution …”" Apr 2, 10 12:44 PM

Westhampton Beach Eruv Proposal Moves Forward

Maybe the ERUV will bring about more Political Change which would be good for Westhampton Beach considering how the absence of a strong "political force" has lead to the total nonsensical way that the Village is run. Hopefully a united polical force can also change the administrative function of the village, too." Nov 4, 10 12:40 PM