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Board Readies for Spring

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The Sag Harbor Board of Trustees prepared for the spring season at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 10 by signing off on an Easter parade, a car show, the farmer’s market and a Plum TV show to be filmed in the village.
The board approved Kate Plumb’s request to hold the Sag Harbor Farmer’s Market every Saturday at the Breakwater Yacht Club from May 23 through Labor Day weekend. From HarborFest weekend, in September, through Halloween, the market will be relocated to Marine Park. The board advised Plumb to meet with James Early, superintendent of public works in the village, to discuss safety issues related to the market while it’s at Marine Park.
A representative from Plum TV visited the board asking to shoot the channel’s weekly live series “Morning, Noon and Night” from the windmill area in the village. The production would shoot only on weekend mornings and would be low impact, said the representative. Citing the show’s potential to attract publicity for the village, Plum TV hopes the fees associated with shooting in the village will be waived. Sag Harbor Mayor Greg Ferraris asked Plum to contact the village’s Chamber of Commerce to work out a partnership with them.
The board also approved the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s request to hold the annual Easter Bonnet Sidewalk Parade on Saturday, April 11, from noon to 2 p.m.
Charlie Canavan, a local resident, also asked the board if the village would close off the Long Wharf on the same day for his collectible car event. Canavan is organizing a group of owners of show cars to have a display on the wharf where visitors can inspect the cars.
The board approved Canavan’s request pending a meeting between he and Police Chief Tom Fabiano to discuss safety issues and a possible procession down Main Street.
At the close of the meeting, trustee Tiffany Scarlato reported that building permit receipts were higher than anticipated. In January, the receipts totaled $2,987, but in February receipts totaled $7,036. “[These numbers] are not as bad as I thought they were going to be,” said Scarlato.
Scarlato added that a copy of the revised proposed village zoning code will be available to the public in the coming days.