East Hampton Town Board              Carole Brennan

              159 Pantigo Road              Telephone:

              East Hampton, NY  11937

 

Town Board Meeting of August 1, 2017
East Hampton, New York

 

 

I.              Call to Order

10:00 AM Meeting called to order on August 1, 2017 at Town Hall Meeting Room, 159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY.

 

Attendee Name

Organization

Title

Status

Arrived

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez

Town of East Hampton

Councilwoman

Present

 

Peter Van Scoyoc

Town of East Hampton

Councilman

Present

 

Sylvia Overby

Town of East Hampton

Councilwoman

Present

 

Fred Overton

Town of East Hampton

Councilman

Absent

 

Larry Cantwell

Town of East Hampton

Supervisor

Present

 

Carole A. Brennan

Town of East Hampton

Town Clerk

Present

 

John Jilnicki

Town of East Hampton

Town Attorney

Present

 

II.              Public Portion

Martin Drew says that Springs CAC is having trouble disclosing their minutes to the general public.  He would like to see the meetings taped to have transparency.  He believes that it would cost under $10,000 to do all the meetings.  He also spoke about a home in the Hampton Waters Property Owners Association.  He states that in the deeds to those properties it states that a certain percentage of the homeowners need to weigh in on any sale of property. 

 

Jim MacMillan representative of ACAC spoke about traffic issues in that hamlet.  One being Bluff Road and Atlantic Avenue area and Indian Wells at the beach end.  He also spoke about the condition of the graveyard on Atlantic Avenue.  Currently it looks Halloween ready.  There is too much history there to let it go.  He spoke about a piece of sidewalk that has been taken up at different construction site. 

 

A Bluff Road resident agreed with Jim regarding the stop signs on Bluff road. 

 

David Buda spoke about the proposed legislation regarding fences, berms, etc. in regards to setbacks.  He spoke about the inconsistency in the ARB's decisions. 

 

Jim L. spoke about an eight foot gate that he was putting up in his yard.  He spoke about the ability for a deer to leap over a six foot fence. 

 

Martin Drew says you can fence in your yard with a six foot fence without a permit.  Maybe a four foot berm with a four foot fence on top of it would help.  The lack of corridors for the wild life is dwindling.

III.              Topics

A.              Bids - Jeanne Carroza

Jeanne explained the bids that will be noticed, rejected, and accepted at Thursday night's meeting. 

B.              Limitation of Height Restriction on Fences Fronting a Public Street - Ann Glennon/NancyLynn Thiele

NancyLynn Thiele discussed the height restriction on fences.  Ann Glennon head of the Building Department explained how this discussion/concern came about.  NancyLynn explained the proposed changes to the law.  She also explained the exceptions to the proposal. 

 

Martin Drew questioned the fence type if it is metal or plastic. 

C.              4-Way Stop at Bluff Road and Atlantic Avenue

Supervisor Cantwell spoke on the proposed four way stop signs at Bluff Road and Atlantic Avenue.  Peter and Kathee agree that it is an area of concern and agree on putting up the signs after a public hearing.  Sylvia has reservations on the matter.  She agrees for the need of a sign, but never a stop light.  Len Bernard suggests a warning sign before approaching the new sign. 

IV.              Liaison Reports

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez spoke about waiving landing fees for a group that will be flying in young cancer patients to camp on Shelter Island.  She also spoke about the children that participated in I-Tri.  Kathee congratulated all the girls that were part of the special event. 

 

Peter VanScoyoc states that the new Federal Administration is looking to open areas for oil and gas exploration/drilling along the coast.  A spill could devastate our environment, economy, etc.  He will introduce a resolution against the matter. 

 

Sylvia Overby spoke about the EH Artist Alliance bringing in a professional to assist visual artists. 

 

V.              Resolutions

A.              COUNCILMAN VAN SCOYOC

1.              Resolution 2017-844

Category:              Approvals

Sponsors:              Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc

Department:              Town Board

Waive Site Plan Application Fees - Island Structures Engineering - Montauk Playhouse

              WHEREAS, the Montauk Playhouse Community Center is owned by the Town of East Hampton; and

 

              WHEREAS, Island Structures Engineering, P.C. has been retained by the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation to develop the second half of the Montauk Playhouse, and has filed a Site Plan application for this phase of work; and

 

              WHEREAS, Island Structures Engineering, P.C. has requested a waiver of the site plan and other fees related to the application; now, therefore, be it

 

              RESOLVED, that the East Hampton Town Board hereby authorizes and waives all Planning Board and Building Department fees associated with the Montauk Playhouse Community Center to develop the second half of the Montauk Playhouse.

 

 

 

ü Vote Record - Resolution RES-2017-844

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Adopted

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Adopted as Amended

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Defeated

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Tabled

¨

Withdrawn

 

 

Yes/Aye

No/Nay

Abstain

Absent

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez

Voter

þ

¨

¨

¨

Peter Van Scoyoc

Mover

þ

¨

¨

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Sylvia Overby

Seconder

þ

¨

¨

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Fred Overton

Voter

¨

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¨

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Larry Cantwell

Voter

þ

¨

¨

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B.              COUNCILWOMAN OVERBY

1.              Resolution 2017-845

Category:              Budget

Sponsors:              Councilwoman Sylvia Overby

Department:              Land Acquisition

CPF Budget Modification for Office Expense

Resolved, at the request of the Director of Land Acquisition & Management, the Budget Office is directed to make the following modification to the Community Preservation Fund budget for the purpose of funding office equipment:

 

From: Budget Line CA 8801 51990 (Contingency), in the amount of $2,500

 

To: Budget Line CA 8801 54100 (Office Expense), in the amount of $2,500

 

From: Budget Line CA 8801 52450 (Computer Equipment), in the amount of $300

 

To: Budget Line CA 8801 54100 (Office Expense), in the amount of $300

 

 

 

ü Vote Record - Resolution RES-2017-845

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Adopted

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Adopted as Amended

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Defeated

¨

Tabled

¨

Withdrawn

 

 

Yes/Aye

No/Nay

Abstain

Absent

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez

Voter

þ

¨

¨

¨

Peter Van Scoyoc

Seconder

þ

¨

¨

¨

Sylvia Overby

Mover

þ

¨

¨

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Fred Overton

Voter

¨

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¨

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Larry Cantwell

Voter

þ

¨

¨

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VI.              Executive Session - CPF - Litigation

A motion was made at 10:53 a.m. by Councilman VanScoyoc, to go into executive session to discuss CPF and two litigation matters.