For Immediate Release
Contact: Ryan Murphy
Town of Southampton, NY January 31, 2023 — The Town of Southampton is committed to actively prosecuting individuals who dump garbage, rubbish and unwanted property at Town facilities and in the public domain.
Recently the Town was able to successfully identify individuals who dumped a mattress at Red Creek Park. Thanks to the efforts of the Parks Department and locals, information about a blue van observed dumping a mattress in a gated maintenance storage area at Red Creek Park was conveyed to the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management’s Code Enforcement Division. Town Code Compliance and Emergency Management Administrator Ryan Murphy said, “Code Enforcement issued a summons to the offender for littering based on the information provided to us.”
Town Parks Director Kristen Doulos said, “We take great pride in our many beautiful parks and beach facilities in the Town of Southampton and we work very hard to keep them well maintained and preserved for ongoing use and enjoyment. Unfortunately, we run into dumping and littering situations often and we’re very happy Code Enforcement was able to work with us to hold these offenders accountable.”
Town Councilman Rick Martel, who is liaison to both the Parks Department and Code Enforcement said, “I’m very happy with the cooperative efforts that exist between Parks and Code Enforcement to address these issues. As the organizer for the annual Great East End Clean-Up, keeping our community cleaned and well maintained is very important to me. We need to make sure that people understand that they cannot just dump litter and debris in our Town without repercussions.”
The Town will continue to work to reduce the number of illegal dumping incidents that occur in the Town. Residents and visitors who observe littering are encouraged to be vigilant at Town facilities and to report any observations to the Parks Department and/or Code Enforcement for follow-up. “We’re hopeful that we can change the culture and perception that it is okay to leave trash behind or dump things by our continued enforcement activities in this area,” Murphy said.
Town of Southampton
27 Ponquogue Avenue
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Public Safety and Emergency Management
Telephone 631 702-1700
Fax 631 283-2694
Town Code Compliance & Emergency Management Administrator