The Southampton Town Board last Thursday after meeting with Ross Baldwin, the director of its Geographic Information Services, and members of the Southampton Trails Preservation Party, agreed to support a pilot program to print maps of publicly owned trails in the town.
“We have spent so many millions of dollars preserving these trails, it’s a way of highlighting them,” said Councilwoman Bridget Fleming.
“If we had 100, they would go like hotcakes,” said Howard Reisman of the trails society. “We do get a lot of demand.”
The board debated whether it should try to find a contractor to print the maps or do them in house. Councilman Stan Glinka suggested that the trails society might want to work with local chambers of commerce to sponsor the maps and pledged to work with the group to find a way to print a small number of the maps.
Glorian Berk, the president of the trails society, asked the board to handle the distribution “because the trails society is not really a business.”
The maps would be sold at the town clerk’s office and the town Parks Department. A price was not set.