Southampton cracks down on summer ren...

Southampton cracks down on summer rental zoning -

There are 14 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 29, 2007, titled Southampton cracks down on summer rental zoning -. In it, Newsday reports that:

In a sweeping change that will affect about 6,000 apartments in Southampton, town officials have thrown out an old law governing summer rentals and replaced it with a new town code ordinance that requires ...

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LIer

Bronx, NY

#1 Aug 29, 2007
Who, exactly, will be inspecting those 6000 apts every 2 years?
A good start

Chappaqua, NY

#2 Aug 29, 2007
I understand the need for housing but it’s time to control illegal apartments. The owners of these locations receive tax-free money, but don’t contribute to the added costs of public and school services. Additionally, many of these apartments are death traps. I know some people say they need the additional income to survive economically. My question to them is, are you really living within your means? Everyone wants a home, but did they bite too soon? Think, do you really want a multi family dwelling living next-door to your hard earned home?

“Where to buddy?”

Since: Jun 07

Middle Island, NY

#3 Aug 29, 2007
LIer wrote:
Who, exactly, will be inspecting those 6000 apts every 2 years?
Jaun Jose Estaban Guadalupe Sanchez Ricardo Ruis Espinosa Johnson.

He's a third generation American born Latino(anchor bastard) and will be hired from the local day labor site.
I Love Broccoli

Milford, CT

#5 Aug 29, 2007
Cabby821 wrote:
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Jaun Jose Estaban Guadalupe Sanchez Ricardo Ruis Espinosa Johnson.
He's a third generation American born Latino(anchor bastard) and will be hired from the local day labor site.
BAHAHAHAHA!!

Well done.
micky

Bronx, NY

#6 Aug 29, 2007
Southampton sucks, a bunch of rich folks want piss poor people to cook, clean, landscape and serve them. Pay them squat, then bitch that these people live run down places in town. What a bunch of arragant morons.
Rich

Raleigh, NC

#7 Aug 30, 2007
I hope Brookhaven is watching. Inspect rentals every year. One family rents 3 families move in! We're sick of it.
Bill at Riverhead

Pearl River, NY

#8 Aug 30, 2007
Let's just hope that the increased revenue from these collected fees goes toward increased inspections and enforcement of laws already on the books ( like noise ordinance and occupancy laws ) and not into a politicians pocket. We definitely need more inspectors, otherwise this will turn out to be another toothless law.( Sort of like our immigration laws now !)
Edd

Jersey City, NJ

#9 Aug 31, 2007
So... doesn't this technically mean that roommate situations are now illegal? And what if a gay couple wants to merge their families together? Because they aren't technically married, they technically aren't a single "family." This is absolutely the most ludicrous, elitist, hateful piece of legislation ever...
Retired cynic

Bronxville, NY

#10 Aug 31, 2007
Here is where we agree! I see the towns point, The illegal aliens don't know how to live with civilized people, They throw garbage around and pack as many as they can into an apartment. The building becomes a slum and the area becomes run down because decentpeople leave. They also burden the towns schools, hospitals, jails and any other service the town government supplies! The idea that they send their under the table money to mexico also burns me up, My tax dollars run the school system and these bastards don't contribute! As for the summer rentals, that will come to a halt if the town allows these scum to populate all over the town!
Mother Theresas sister

Huntington, NY

#11 Aug 31, 2007
Edd wrote:
So... doesn't this technically mean that roommate situations are now illegal? And what if a gay couple wants to merge their families together? Because they aren't technically married, they technically aren't a single "family." This is absolutely the most ludicrous, elitist, hateful piece of legislation ever...
Gays were never welcomed in the Hamptons to begin with. Now we have a law to keep them out. Kudos to the Town of Southampton.
Another Tidbit

Huntington, NY

#12 Aug 31, 2007
One of the caveats of the new law is that the TENANT must be one of the following:

1) Relative of landlord
2) Work for the town of southampton
3) Work in the town of Southampton
4) Donate a percentage of time to charity

So.....here is something interesting.... A tenant living in an apartment in Southampton town and working in the town of Easthampton would be technically breaking the new law and must move out. Interesting when you read the fine print of this new code.
Retired cynic

Bronxville, NY

#13 Aug 31, 2007
Mother Theresas sister wrote:
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Gays were never welcomed in the Hamptons to begin with. Now we have a law to keep them out. Kudos to the Town of Southampton.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?GO TO THE BEACH AND LOOK AT THE PEOPLE THERE! THEY SHOULD GET A ROOM!
micky

Bronx, NY

#14 Aug 31, 2007
Sounds like alot of people are missing the point. If no one hired them for cheap labor they would leave. VERY SIMPLE. You can't have it both ways.
Bla Bla Bla

Bronxville, NY

#15 Aug 31, 2007
micky wrote:
Sounds like alot of people are missing the point. If no one hired them for cheap labor they would leave. VERY SIMPLE. You can't have it both ways.
Yes , You are right on the money! I got rid of my landscaper and got the kid from the neighborhood, Lawn looks shitty but I don't have to replace sprinklers every week!

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