East Hampton Town Board              Carole Brennan

              159 Pantigo Road              Telephone:

              East Hampton, NY  11937

 

Town Board Meeting of February 11, 2020
East Hampton, New York

 

 

I.              Call to Order

10:00 AM Meeting called to order on February 11, 2020 at Montauk Firehouse, 12 Flamingo Avenue, Montauk, NY.

 

Attendee Name

Organization

Title

Status

Arrived

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez

Town of East Hampton

Councilwoman

Present

 

David Lys

Town of East Hampton

Councilman

Present

 

Sylvia Overby

Town of East Hampton

Councilwoman

Present

 

Jeffrey Bragman

Town of East Hampton

Councilman

Present

 

Peter Van Scoyoc

Town of East Hampton

Supervisor

Present

 

Carole A. Brennan

Town of East Hampton

Town Clerk

Present

 

NancyLynn Thiele

Town of East Hampton

Assistant Attorney

Present

 

II.              Public Portion

Kathleen Kirkwood here to inspire alternative ideas for the Ride Share Program.  She spoke to many of her friends that own bike shops.  She is for the environment.  She has knowledge of how these programs work.  Here outreach is for save, easy access. 

 

Laraine Creegan speaking for the Business Committee and the Chamber of Commerce.  Still two areas that need adjustments.  Chapter 109 and 110 of the NYS Fire Code is still a problem to them. The review board is also a concern of theirs.  They do not want to see the enforcement officers of the town be on the review board. 

 

Chuck Morici about lights on bicycles.  We need to let bike riders know that lights on the bike are a must. 

 

Chris P. Fund agrees with Chamber on music permit.  He disagrees with Fire Marshal Codes being included.   He also spoke about the bicycle share program.  He had rented bikes for years and just closed his shop due to lack of business.  The motels have bikes for persons staying there that hurt.  If you have a company come out you will put the locals out of business.  We need to have locals that can also fix bikes. 

 

Chris B. just opened a bike shop in Montauk.  He has only been in business for less than one year.  He opened up the shop after Funds closed down to be there for the community.  If there is going to be a bike share out here it should be asked of the locals first.  He spoke about some of the things his business offers year round. 

 

David Buda spoke about the relocation of the Francis Fleetwood house in Amagansett.   Currently there is a stop order.  Something is going to happen and he would like to see the town be ahead of the situation.   The town needs to be proactive.  He spoke about the two properties.  Something is definitely up.  The house was moved from the location it was in without permits.

 

Rona Klopman supports the local bicycle shops.  ACAC was also against the Ride Share Program.  She spoke about a FOIL request she had in with the Town Clerk.  The information she was looking for was not public so she has asked Councilman Lys if he would supply the letter. 

 

Chris P. Fund spoke about bicycle safety.  We need people riding bikes need to be educated on the rules and regulations for bike riding.  Riding on the proper side of the road is a main concern.  He also spoke about e bikes.  There are three different categories of e bikes. 

 

Kathleen Kirkwood says she would like to leave the bicycle program on a happy note.  Technology is the main issue. 

III.              Topics

A.              Affordable Rental Opportunity - Tom Ruhle

Topic cancelled to be discussed at a future meeting.

B.              UR Map, 40 Berryman Street - John Jilnicki

UR Map Modification at 40 Berryman Street was discussed by Senior Assistant Town Attorney NancyLynn Thiele.  There was a subscribers issue during the last amendment that has created a problem for the current owner.  NancyLynn says John would like to do a quick claim deed for the 20? by 20? piece of property. 

C.              Music Permit Legislation - Sylvia Overby

Music Permit Legislation was discussed by Councilwoman Overby.  The Business Committee gave 7 recommendations to the board.  Six were incorporated.  She also spoke about a memo from Fire Marshal Dave Browne.  She discussed Chapter 9 and 10 of the NYS Fire Code.  If three convictions are established then the Town Clerk has no choice but to deny and/or revoke.  Then it will go to another board.  It will not be the same persons who enforce the codes and laws of the town and state.  NancyLynn made a suggestion saying that the Chairpersons of the ARB, ZBA, and Planning Board could be the reviewing board.  Fire Code and safety issues are the greatest concern.  Sylvia would like to see the NYS Code remain in the Town Code for safety reasons.  Summonses being issued to employees instead of owners was also discussed.  Board members weighed in with their comments and concerns. 

D.              Airport Lighting and Maintenance - Jeff Bragman

Airport Lighting and Maintenance was introduced by Councilman Bragman.  He spoke about three capital projects for consideration.  Airfield Lighting and Signage; Airport Ramp Lighting; and Airport Office Soundproofing.  Jim Brundige, Airport Director says that all three of these projects are based on health and safety.  Jim first spoke about airport ramp lighting.  After sun set the ramp becomes very dark.  The lights will only come on when the workers are there doing what they have to do which is usually no more than two to three hours.  Jim states that Savik and Murray have submitted costs associated with the projects.  Ed Michels the town safety officer spoke about his concerns at the airport.  The lights they suggest would be dark sky compliant and will only be on when the area is being used.  Jim says that the runway and taxiway lighting and signage is failing all the time.  Jim says that for the first time he has a good adult staff.  They are all complaining about the noise in the office. 

IV.              Liaison Reports

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez spoke about the kick off to the Springs Fireplace Corridor Study.  The meeting will be Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the East Hampton Public Library Baldwin Room.  She spoke about ADA accessibility concerns at Town Hall and at the Justice Court. She also spoke about legislation that the Ethics Board would like to see added to the Code. 

 

David Lys spoke about the ACAC meeting last night.  They discussed the construction of the Amagansett Parking Lot.  He spoke about parking restrictions.  He spoke about housing and options that they were hoping for that the state has said no to.  He spoke about an RPC valve to be installed in Amagansett.  He spoke about job availabilities in the Parks Department.  He spoke about trail system improvements.  He spoke about three parcels of land that the Nature Preserve would like to add for bow hunting.  He spoke about hunter safety classes for youths that will be coming up sponsored by the NYSDEC.  Memorial benches were discussed.  His office is compiling a list of the benches that are around town.  He spoke about the West Lake Comfort Station which the B&G Department is working on to beautify and make ADA compliant.  He spoke about fishery matters. 

 

Jeffrey Bragman spoke about airport matters.  Jameson McWilliams spoke to them about FOIL.  He spoke about web access to town information on the airport.  He spoke about AMAC meetings and concerns and ideas of that committee.  He spoke about the Press Sessions meeting and concerns raised at the meeting.  Kim Shaw is looking into solar pavement.  He spoke about the Firefighter preference for housing.

 

Sylvia Overby spoke about the possibility of a solar patio outside of the meeting room at Town Hall where Kathee spoke about the ADA ramp and connectivity of the sidewalks.  She spoke about a partnering of another company with Blade.  They are looking to increase helicopter trips to the east end.  This is not showing compliance with the town looking for less flights.  Route changes were also spoken about.  Board members agreed that changing routes will not change the noise problems.  She spoke about the Arts Council meeting.  She also spoke about a documentary they will be showing.  There will also be an alumni art show at the EH Library. 

 

Peter Van Scoyoc reminded residents that all beach permits will expire 12/31/2020.  He spoke about energy saving measures.  He spoke about solar projects that residents that are not able to do solar on their own homes can buy into.  It is sand replenishment time here in Montauk.  He met with persons from the Friends of Georgica Pond.  He spoke about a meeting that he and Councilman Lys had with the Chiefs of the Amagansett FD relating to affordable housing for new volunteers.  If we can?t encourage new volunteers that the tax payer will have to pay for paid volunteers.  He spoke about various community groups that are putting on free community dinners.  Peter spoke about the most recent update regarding the Springs Fireplace Corridor well surveying.  209 properties have been tested to date out of the 551 properties included.  He spoke about the properties found to have some results above standards.  Testing is available through the Suffolk County Water Authority. 

 

Sylvia spoke briefly about the Pedal Share presentation last week. 

 

V.              Resolutions

A.              SUPERVISOR VAN SCOYOC

1.              Resolution 2020-283

Category:              Budget

Sponsors:              Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc

Department:              Bookkeeping

Budget Modification - Electric 2019

Whereas, according to the Buildings and Grounds Department there were several new property acquisitions that required electrical service not budgeted for (such as the CDCH Building and 40 Gann Road) and a street lighting district that had billings slightly above the budgeted amount, now therefore be it

 

Resolved, that at the request of the department head the Town Board directs the Budget Office to make the following modifications to the 2019 budget to complete electric payments for 2019:

 

From A1620-51100 (FT Salaries) $8,000 to A1620-54310 (Electric)

Add $1,250 to SL2-0-45030 (Transfers)

Add $1,250 to SL2-54310 (Electric)

 

 

 

ü Vote Record - Resolution RES-2020-283

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Adopted as Amended

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Defeated

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Tabled

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Withdrawn

 

 

Yes/Aye

No/Nay

Abstain

Absent

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez

Voter

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David Lys

Voter

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Sylvia Overby

Seconder

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Jeffrey Bragman

Voter

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Peter Van Scoyoc

Mover

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2.              Resolution 2020-284

Category:              Agreements, Contracts

Sponsors:              Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc

Department:              Town Attorney

Stipulation of Settlement Figuero and Franklin

WHEREAS, the Town of East Hampton filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Index Number 613672/2019, against Juan Figueroa, Cody Franklin, and others using and occupying 145 Neck Path, Town of East Hampton, as more particularly described on the Suffolk County Tax Map Number 300-103-2-27; and

 

WHEREAS, the Town of East Hampton and all the defendants have reached a resolution to the controversy and the terms of such agreement are enumerated in a Stipulation of Settlement; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the East Hampton Town Supervisor is hereby authorized to execute said agreement.

 

 

 

ü Vote Record - Resolution RES-2020-284

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Adopted

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Adopted as Amended

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Defeated

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Tabled

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Withdrawn

 

 

Yes/Aye

No/Nay

Abstain

Absent

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez

Voter

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David Lys

Voter

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Sylvia Overby

Seconder

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Jeffrey Bragman

Voter

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Peter Van Scoyoc

Mover

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VI.              Executive Session - Contracts

A motion was made at 12:40 PM by Councilwoman Overby, seconded by Councilwoman Burke-Gonzalez to go into executive session at 2:00 PM back at Town Hall.