Healthy Dialogue - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1973301

Healthy Dialogue

The start of a new season brings a wonderful energy to our beautiful Southampton Village. I’m proud to be part of the fabric of this community and look forward to serving as your village trustee to continue to improve your quality of life.

Throughout my first tenure as village trustee, I earmarked funds, created plans and obtained grants to help the environment and make us safer — including prohibiting summer gas leaf blowers on all of Long Island, protecting acres of land on Lake Agawam, and building a cell antenna at Coopers Beach to ensure immediate reaction by our first responders when seconds matter.

I have a track record of getting things done through my experience as an executive at Fortune 500 companies, managing hundreds of employees, and will continue to be accountable.

During my service, people had confidence in our village because it was run well. We enacted budgets that earned us a AAA rating in 2019, so future major, bond-financed projects could be done at the lowest interest rates.

In speaking to hundreds of residents recently, many expressed that they don’t feel informed, and promises made in the last two years on the sewer study, traffic study, code enforcement, etc., have not been met. With the right leadership, we can again have progress and attention to our quality-of-life issues with greater transparency and accountability. If elected, I will find out where we are with our top projects and get back to you in the first 90 days.

I would also like to focus on fun ideas that many of have suggested — such as winterizing the Coopers Beach concession stand, adding an ice skating rink during the holidays, and combining festivities for veterans, senior citizens and all residents to celebrate our community.

There are times where we will disagree, but it’s how we set out to understand each other that will make a difference.

I will be an independent voice and ensure healthy dialogue to determine the best solutions and checks and balances.

Let’s all share in a future success. I humbly ask for your support on June 17.

Kimberly Allan

Southampton Village