Landmarks & Historic Districts Board

Landmarks & Historic Districts Board

Board Position Available!

We are looking for someone to fill a seat on the Landmarks & Historic Districts Board. If you are interested and live or work in the western portion of the town,
please contact LHDB Chairperson Sally Spanburgh at (917) 743-3963

Regular Meetings
  • 7 p.m.
  • The third Tuesday of every month
    Note: Meetings may be occasionally changed due to holidays. Please check the Southampton Town Master Calendar for correct dates.
  • Meeting open to the public
  • Town Hall
    116 Hampton Road
    Town Council Conference Room
    Southampton, NY 11968
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Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members serve three-year terms.
  • Sally Spanburgh, Chairperson
    December 2018
    Sagaponack, Shinnecock Area
  • Stephanie Davis, Vice Chairperson
    December 2016
     Remsenburg-Speonk, Westhampton
  • William Heine
    December 2017
  • Sarah Pleat
    December 2017
    Hampton Bays
  • Susan Sherry Clark
    December 2017
    Water Mill
  • Sheila Comparetto
    December 2018
    North Sea, Noyac, Tuckahoe
  • Nancy Mullan
    December 2017
    East Quogue, Quiogue, Quogue
  • Edward Wesnofske
    December 2017
    Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor
  • Janice Jay Young
    December 2018
    Flanders, Northampton, Riverside

Cultural Resources Sub-Committee

  • Tom Edmonds
  • David Martine
  • Dr. John Strong
  • Zachary Studenroth, Ex Officio


  • John Bouvier, Councilman
  • Zachary Studenroth, Town Historian
  • Kara Bak, Assistant Town Attorney
  • David Wilcox, Department of Land Management

About the Board

The Town of Southampton Landmarks and Historic Districts Board was formed in 1998 Pursuant to Southampton Town Code Chapter 330, Article XXVIII. The Landmarks and Historic Districts Board consists of nine town residents appointed by the Town Board with experience in architecture, architectural history, archaeology, local history, law, historic preservation, and/or real estate. All board members have demonstrated significant interest in and commitment to historic preservation and have interests in historic, cultural, and architectural development within the Town of Southampton. Board members serve a three-year term and may serve for more than one term. The Town Board annually selects the chairperson, vice-chairperson, and secretary.

The official duties and responsibilities of the Landmarks and Historic Districts Board include:
  • Conducting surveys of significant historic, architectural and cultural landmarks and historic districts within the town
  • Recommending designation of significant historic, architectural and cultural landmarks and the establishment of historic districts to the Town Board
  • Increasing public awareness of the value of historic, cultural and architectural preservation by developing, implementing and participating in public education programs
  • Making recommendations to the Town Board concerning the donation or acquisition of facade easements, development rights or other interests in real property
  • Making recommendations to the Town Board concerning the utilization of state or private funds to promote the preservation of landmarks and historic districts within the town
  • Recommending acquisition of a landmark structure to the Town Board where the structure’s preservation is essential and where private preservation is not feasible
  • Making recommendations to the Town Board regarding staff and professional consultants necessary to assist the Board
  • Engaging in opportunities for professional development
  • Approving or disapproving applications for Certificates of Appropriateness
In addition to the official responsibilities, the board also reviews demolition permit applications, for structures older than 75 years, submitted through the Town Building Department and also reviews and comments on subdivision applications and other proposed development when requested by the Town Planning Department or Zoning Board of Appeals. A Cultural Resources Sub-Committee of the board has also been established to provide review and input for archaeological surveys submitted to the town.