Category | Government

Georgica Pond Water Quality Restoration Plan

Posted on 03 September 2014

Following the closure of Georgica Pond to shellfishing and fishing this summer due to potentially toxic levels of blue-green algae, the East Hampton Town Board, Town Trustees, Village Board and the town Natural Resources Department are working together with engineers and environmentalists to develop a water quality restoration plan.

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Planning Board Begins Review of New Harbor Heights Plan

Posted on 03 September 2014

Several members of Save Sag Harbor urged the Sag Harbor Planning Board on Tuesday to tread lightly as it reviews a new application to redevelop the Harbor Heights service station.

Speaking for the organization, Hilary Loomis told the board that when the village Zoning Board of Appeals granted a variance for the project last February, allowing a portion of the existing building to be converted into a convenience store, it stipulated that the “existing foundation and walls remain.” Now, the property’s owner, Petroleum Ventures, is calling for a new structure with new walls and roof, she said.

She urged the board to refer the matter back to the ZBA because, she said, replacing the building would remove any pre-existing, nonconforming rights that go with the property, which is a commercial use in a residential zone.

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East Hampton Town Names Next Airport Manager

Posted on 02 September 2014

The East Hampton Town Board announced on Tuesday that they intend to appoint Jemille Charlton as airport manager following Jim Brundige’s resignation.

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Over 300 Show Up to Discuss Aircraft Noise in East Hampton

Posted on 27 August 2014

More than 325 people from all over the East End turned up to a special meeting on Wednesday evening to discuss the East Hampton Airport.

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Airport Manager to Retire

Posted on 27 August 2014

Jim Brundige, the East Hampton Airport Manager, announced this week that he would retire next month.

Southampton Highway Superintendent Abandons Sagaponack Bridge Project

Posted on 27 August 2014

A nine-month-long stalemate between Southampton Town Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor and the Sagaponack Village Board over the planned reconstruction of the Bridge Lane bridge came to an end last week when Mr. Gregor abruptly announced that he would abandon the plan and ask the Southampton Town Board to turn the bridge over to the village.

Another Good Month for CPF

Posted on 27 August 2014

Another month, another windfall for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund. According to figures released by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., the CPF collected a total of $9.94 million during the month of July in the five East End towns. Last year for the same period, CPF revenues were $8.8 million.

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CCOM Reports Water Tests

Posted on 27 August 2014

Now in its second year, the Concerned Citizens of Montauk in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation’s nationwide Blue Water Task Force water quality testing program has been sampling Montauk and Amagansett water bodies for the bacteria enterococcus.

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North Haven Weighs in on Airport

Posted on 27 August 2014

In a brief meeting that took all of six minutes, the North Haven Village Board on Tuesday, August 26, added its voice to the growing chorus objecting to the noise of helicopters and jets using East Hampton Airport.

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PSEG Gets an Earful in East Hampton

Posted on 27 August 2014

There was hardly a spare seat in the house on Tuesday, August 26, for an informational session and public hearing hosted by the State Department of Public Services on PSEG Long Island’s Utility 2.0 Long-Range Plan.

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