Richard "Rick" Martel
The Town Council establishes policy and determines appropriate actions in response to the needs of the Town of Southampton and its residents. These decisions are put into effect by resolution and cover the following: citizen advocacy work, legislation, general town affairs, public buildings and property, health and sanitation, business and building restrictions, protection of persons and property, traffic and highways, and numerous other duties / issues.
The Receiver of Taxes is responsible for the preparation, distribution, and payment of more than 51,000 property tax bills in the Town of Southampton. In doing so, the Tax Receivers Office ensures the safe custody of the Town tax and assessment roll, as well as its tax warrant, from the Suffolk County Legislature. Between the months of december and May, the Tax Receivers Office collects more than $350 million in revenues and disburses those funds to Southampton.
Theresa A. Kiernan
The Office of the Town Clerk is historical in its traditions, having served as a direct link between the residents and their local governments since Biblical times. While town clerks are generally credited with issuing licenses, that is only a small part of this complex job. Many duties are mandated by state and town laws, but many more go well beyond those mandates as town clerks also serve as a major source of information.