East Hampton Town Board              159 Pantigo Road

                            East Hampton, NY  11937

              Work Session Meeting              www.ehamptonny.gov

 

              ~ Minutes ~              Carole Brennan

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017              10:00 AM              Montauk Firehouse

 

I.              Call to Order

10:00 AM Meeting called to order on June 13, 2017 at Montauk Firehouse, 12 Flamingo Avenue, Montauk, 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

Present

 

Larry Cantwell

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

Kevin McAllister spoke about sand by-pass.  He spoke about the method of achieving the results needed.  He also told the board that he could recommend firms that specialize in this type of work.

 

Lorraine Creegan spoke about the demographics of Montauk.  She feels that the issue of a restaurant and/or a retail food establishment in a motel as a special permit is important to be looked at.  She spoke about taxi cabs that are still parking and or standing in the downtown area. 

 

Lou thanked Larry for his comments and support of the dining and resort issues.  He agrees about filling the loop hole.  He wondered if you could adopt legislation that purchases in a resort would have to be added to a patron's room bill. 

III.              Topics

A.              Bids - Montauk Shuttle Bus Proposal -Jeanne Carroza

Jeanne C. spoke about some of the bids for Thursday night?s meeting.  She also spoke about the proposal for the Montauk Shuttle Bus.  The Town has received a $100,000 grant for a bus service for the downtown Montauk area.  Hampton Hopper will supply two buses every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Supervisor Cantwell stated that the company has already had a similar bus route in this area, so they are familiar with the roads and areas.  There will be areas where the bus will stop and Hampton Free Ride will pick up passengers to go to other areas like the beaches.  All board members are happy with the proposal and they will have a resolution on the agenda for Thursday night. 

 

Allison from the Hampton Hopper spoke about their service and thanked the board for allowing them to assist. 

B.              Fences - NancyLynn Thiele

NancyLynn Thiele spoke on a proposal dealing with fences.  She states that "gate and pillar" where not defined in the code and many were not going to the ARB for approval.  This proposal adds those definitions and clarifies other areas of the zoning code having to do with the subject.  She also spoke about deer fencing.  There will also be rules/exceptions for agricultural lands fronting a roadway.  She spoke about set back requirements. 

C.              Water Quality Improvement Conceptual Project Proposals - Chris Clapp, Committee Chair

Water quality improvement conceptual project proposals were presented by Chris Clapp and Melissa Winslow.  These improvements will be able to be achieved through the CPF legislation for a percentage of funds to be dedicated to water quality.  He spoke about a few of the particular projects that the committee feels are very important.  He explained how each proposal will be looked at on a rating scale.  He explained the different phases of the proposals/projects.  He spoke on some of the storm water areas that need addressing.   Melissa states that they have prepared a draft of the RFP.  She will send copies to the board members and to purchasing for review prior to finalization. 

 

Lorraine Creegan asked if this committee would also be involved in the waste water treatment aspect of the water quality improvement program. 

D.              Public Hearing Comments - Chapter 255, 210: Outdoor Dining

Public hearing comments on chapter 255 and 210 relating to outdoor dining proposal heard two weeks ago were discussed amongst the board members.  The Supervisor states that many aspects of the code have not been enforced in prior years which he feels has led to the current confusion.  He feels it is time to codify, define, clarify and enforce.  They spoke about outdoor dining and retail use.  He spoke about restaurants and bars being added to resort zones.  Retail food stores as a special permit use was discussed.    Board members spoke on their opinions and concerns on the issues.  All board members are in agreeance with the proposal.

E.              Montauk Playhouse Foundation Request

Montauk Playhouse Foundation request was discussed.  The foundation is looking for a matching investment from the Town.  If agreed upon the town would have to amend the capital plan to include 3 million dollars to the 2019 year plan.  Even though it is an expensive matter, the possibility of the building never being fully finished is likely.  Susan, executive director of the foundation is thankful to the town board for their assistance in compiling a financial report and any other assistance they are willing to commit to. 

IV.              Liaison Reports

Councilwoman Burke Gonzalez spoke about the WCAC committee meeting last Saturday.  The spoke about the four way stop sign proposed earlier this year.  They also spoke about the hamlet studies. 

 

Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc spoke about the Town Property Management Committee meeting.  They spoke about Boys and Girls Harbor property.  He spoke about handicap accessible trails that could be added to the property.  He spoke about Second House.  Specifications for improvements are nearly completed.  He spoke about Fort Pond House. 

 

Councilwoman Sylvia Overby spoke about the hamlet studies.  She spoke about the information available on the subject that are on the website and also available on LTV?s site.  She spoke about the Energy Sustainability Committee meeting and a forum they will be having in the near future.  She spoke about Green Homes energy efficiency audit.  Anti Bias task force will be having a forum tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Town Hall.  Recycling and Litter Committee is still working on the adopt a road program.               

 

Councilman Fred Overton spoke about the Nature Preserve Committee meeting.  They spoke about a management plan for the properties recently purchased in the Hampton Waters area.  They will have a draft management plan soon.  He spoke about some of the other concerns that the committee had.  The also spoke about adding and removing properties from the hunting list prior to the start of the season. 

 

V.              Resolutions

A.              COUNCILWOMAN BURKE-GONZALEZ

B.              COUNCILMAN VAN SCOYOC

1.              Resolution 2017-667

Appoint Elliot Dunn Seasonal Laborer to the Parks Department

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Peter Van Scoyoc, Councilman

SECONDER:              Sylvia Overby, Councilwoman

AYES:              Burke-Gonzalez, Van Scoyoc, Overby, Overton, Cantwell

2.              Resolution 2017-668

Accept Donation of Two Mutt Mitt Dispensers  - Gift of Lucia Ibrahim

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Peter Van Scoyoc, Councilman

SECONDER:              Sylvia Overby, Councilwoman

AYES:              Burke-Gonzalez, Van Scoyoc, Overby, Overton, Cantwell

C.              COUNCILWOMAN OVERBY

1.              Resolution 2017-669

Modification Resolution 2017-406

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Sylvia Overby, Councilwoman

SECONDER:              Fred Overton, Councilman

AYES:              Burke-Gonzalez, Van Scoyoc, Overby, Overton, Cantwell

D.              COUNCILMAN OVERTON

E.              SUPERVISOR CANTWELL

1.              Resolution 2017-670

Appoint Allison Hren Public Safety Dispatcher I to the East Hampton Town Police Department

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Larry Cantwell, Supervisor

SECONDER:              Peter Van Scoyoc, Councilman

AYES:              Burke-Gonzalez, Van Scoyoc, Overby, Overton, Cantwell