News Flash

News & Information - Spotlight 2020

Posted on: February 20, 2020

PROPOSED BALLOON POLL SOARS HIGH WITH PUBLIC APPROVAL

Balloons-300

PRESS RELEASE                    
February 19, 2020
Contact: Connie Conway
(631) 702-1743             

The public has weighed in on a proposed ban on balloons in the Town of Southampton and an overwhelming response is in favor of the ban.    Participants were asked in a website poll, that ended Friday, February 14th, should balloons filled with lighter than air gas, including helium, be banned and a two to one majority voted “yes”.  

In a two question poll, participants were first asked whether they agreed that releasing balloons into the environment poses a danger to the environment and to wild life.  Of the 981 respondents, 848 (86%) said “yes”.  

The second question asked whether the Town should prohibit the sale, distribution and release of any type of balloon filled with lighter than air gas, including helium balloons, and of the 988 respondents; 656 (66%) said “yes”, while 332 (33.6%) said “no”.    

The recommendation to ban balloons was first floated by the Town’s Sustainability Committee.  The Town Board requested the poll to help them determine public opinion.  No proposed legislation is pending at this time.   If a proposed resolution is offered it would first have to go through the public hearing process before a vote could be taken.  


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News & Information - Spotlight 2020

150_parks_logo_color

Playgrounds and Skate Parks Reopen

Posted on: June 18, 2020
Tupper lift 1x1

Tupper Boathouse Gets A Lift

Posted on: June 10, 2020
Invasive-Species-300

Invasive Species and Your Landscape

Posted on: June 11, 2020
Town-Board-Meetings-zoom-600

Town Board Meeting Notice

Posted on: April 27, 2020
Local Food Pantries

Local East End Food Pantries

Posted on: April 1, 2020
Town-Board-Meetings-zoom-600

Town Board Meeting Notice

Posted on: April 13, 2020
ASAP_1x1

ASAP First Week Great Success

Posted on: March 30, 2020
GettyImages-1092171706-resized_edited

Supervisor Statement on Coronavirus

Posted on: March 9, 2020
SCWA-2_edited1X1

East Quogue Water Mains

Posted on: January 21, 2020
car-free-day

Town Board Approves Car Free Day

Posted on: September 11, 2019
Color-Seal-250x250

Town Takes Step Towards New CCA Program

Posted on: August 15, 2019
PSEG Monster Poles-1-1

Rally Against 'Monster' Poles

Posted on: June 28, 2018