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For Immediate Release:DATE: June 15, 2022CONTACT: Cyndi McNamaraPHONE: (631) 287-5745
In an effort to address the needs of the building trades community, Councilwoman Cyndi McNamara put forth a resolution yesterday to form the Southampton Town Trades Advisory Committee. The committee will advise Town officials to provide information and recommendations on topics of concern, such as licensing, traffic, and workforce housing.
“While other types of business councils have come and gone, the Trades Advisory Committee offers the Town Board a unique perspective from the workers with literal boots on the ground,” stated appointee Sheryl Heather, Southampton Business Alliance Executive Director and representative for the swimming pool industry. “The building trades don’t need help improving business, we need help improving our ability to serve the community.”
In the aftermath of the COVID, the importance of our building trades has only been heightened.
“The building trades community plays such a vital role in our town that I felt we should hear from them on some of the issues they are facing,” said Councilwoman McNamara, sponsor of the resolution. “It would also be helpful for us to get input from them on some of the regulations and procedures we are proposing as well as what we have in place.”
The resolution was approved unanimously by the Town Board.