Town of Southampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton 6-26-1993 by L.L. No. 20-1993; amended in its entirety 2-27-1996 by L.L. No. 5-1996. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 196-1 Establishment.

[Amended 11-29-2011 by L.L. No. 42-2011]
An Industrial and Commercial Incentive Board is hereby established in and for the Town of Southampton and shall work in coordination with the Southampton Town Business Advisory Council in an advisory capacity to the Town Board.

§ 196-2 Powers and duties.

The powers and duties are as follows:
A. 
The Board shall review the economic conditions of the Town of Southampton and make recommendations on the basis of such review to the Town Board with respect to actions it deems desirable to improve the economic climate in the Town of Southampton.
B. 
The Board shall make recommendations to the Town Board with regard to the percentage of the business investment exemption from real property taxes to be allowed pursuant to § 485-b, Subdivision 7, of the Real Property Tax Law.
C. 
The Board shall provide input to the Town Board on any matter referred to it by the Town Board.
D. 
The Board shall work in cooperation with the Suffolk County Industrial and Commercial Incentive Board.
[Added 11-29-2011 by L.L. No. 42-2011]
E. 
The Board shall work in cooperation with the Town’s Business Advisory Council and school districts.
[Added 11-29-2011 by L.L. No. 42-2011]

§ 196-3 Membership and composition.

[Amended 8-23-1996 by L.L. No. 27-1996; 2-11-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997; 11-29-2011 by L.L. No. 42-2011]
A. 
The Board shall be comprised of members who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Town Board. Terms shall commence on January 1, 2012. Members shall be appointed to serve a two-year term and may be reappointed to two additional two-year terms. The membership of the Board shall include the Supervisor and a member of the Town Board as ex-officio members. The membership of the Board shall include a representative from the Department of Land Management, the Town Attorney’s office, the Comptroller’s office, the Assessor’s office, a local business organization, the Chambers of Commerce, and two community-at-large members, reflecting, as much as practicable, the many types of businesses in the Town, the community interests, and the diverse geographical areas in which Town businesses operate.
B. 
The Board shall select its own Chairperson and establish its own procedural rules and regulations, including a calendar of meeting dates. A majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum.