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With Dock Completed, Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee Demands Planting

Posted on 10 September 2013

On Monday, the Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee said it would not vacate a decision made last month granting Lawrence Bayes a wetlands permit — including requiring a planting plan for his beachfront Long Point Road residence — to reconstruct a dock.

Attorney Dennis Downes said Bayes property is in contract to sell, and requested Bayes’ application be revoked while the new property owners decide what they would like to do. Downes said it appeared they may actually be interested in moving the dock, which would require a new application.

However, last month the committee approved Bayes’ wetlands application to repair his dock, provided he landscape with natural vegetation, some of the pristine, white-sand beachfront at his residence. The work on the dock, noted committee member Jeff Peters, had already been completed.

Environmental planning consultant Rich Warren said he would like the building inspector to be notified about the situation. He added if the new homeowners quickly submit a plan, the committee could hold their approval in abeyance. If new plans are not submitted they would have to comply with the approved planting plan, or would not be eligible for a certificate of occupancy.

In other news, the Madeline Smith Trust property on John Street had an application tabled for a two-story addition and a new septic system after questions were raised about a wetlands buffer around a wooden bulkhead.

Attorney Dennis Downes showed a 25-foot buffer plan that did not include beach area on the seaward side of the bulkhead. He also offered an additional 20-feet of area that would be marked as a “no mow” zone.

Chairman Bruce Tait said he would like to see the application tabled until a planting plan and walkway to the bulkhead is presented to the board.

The Harbor Committee’s next meeting will be held on Monday, October 14 at 5 p.m.

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