10/22/12 5:02pm
10/22/2012 5:02 PM

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Greenport Village Trustee Chris Kempner resigned from the village’s code committee Monday night.

Greenport Village Board Trustee Chris Kempner resigned from the village’s code committee at tonight’s Village Board meeting.

Trustee David Murray was then appointed to the code committee with a term expiring April 4, 2013.

In addition to Ms. Kempner, the current code committee includes: Mayor David Nyce; Trustee Mary Bess Phillips; Business Improvement District president Peter Clark; Frank Uellendahl, chairman of the village’s Historic Preservation Commission; and Zoning Board of Appeals chairman Doug Moore. The seven-member code committee has been without a representative from the village’s Planning Board for several months.

A village official said the Village Board is likely to pick someone soon now that an all-new Planning Board was appointed last month.

Click on the blog below for a recap and scroll down to view tonight’s complete agenda. Pick up Thursday’s paper for more on this story.

Greenport Village Board meeting, Oct. 22, 2012

09/14/12 3:00pm
09/14/2012 3:00 PM

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | The Greenport Village Code Committee meets today at the Old Schoolhouse on Front Street.

The Greenport Village Code Committee meeting scheduled for Friday has been cancelled.

The committee was expected to discuss rental permit legislation during its monthly meeting, but cancelled the meeting after they did not have enough members for a quorum.

Village officials have previously said the proposed permit legislation aims to improve the quality of life for renters, as well as prevent overcrowding and deter blight. But during a July 23 public hearing on the draft rental law, former mayor and real estate agent Dave Kapell blasted village officials because he believes the proposal would place a hardship on immigrant families.

The Village Board voted to hold the public hearing open and send the draft law back to the code committee for further review.

In addition to reworking the proposed rental permit law, the committee is also drafting the village’s first subdivision code, as well as box store legislation. According to the agenda agenda, accessory buildings and a proposed ban on bamboo would also have been discussed.

The topics listed in Friday’s agenda will be discussed at their next meeting on Oct. 12, officials said.

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Greenport Village code committee agenda, Sept. 14, 2012