East Hampton Town Board              159 Pantigo Road

                            East Hampton, NY  11937

              Work Session Meeting              www.ehamptonny.gov

 

              ~ Minutes ~              Carole Brennan

 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018              10:00 AM              Town Hall Meeting Room

 

I.              Call to Order

10:00 AM Meeting called to order on July 3, 2018 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

 

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

 

Michael Sendlenski

Town of East Hampton

Town Attorney

Present

 

II.              Public Portion

Martin Drew asked everyone to support David Lys in the upcoming primary.  He seems to be for the people, especially local.  He spoke about the property of 555 and the definition of recreation.  He would like to use that property for a BMX bike event.  He questioned the Pollack Kasner house parking situation.  Code Enforcement is ignoring the situation. 

III.              Topics

A.              Bids - Jeanne Carroza

Jeanne spoke about bids to be noticed and accepted for Thursday night.  Tom Ruhle spoke about Camp Hero.  He would like to extend the contract with Pio Limbardo until the end of the year.  In November we can put out a new RFP for the services.  They are having issues with the sewer system there do to items being flushed down the system. 

B.              Historical Roadside Marker for Amagansett Lifesaving and U.S. Coast Guard Station

Nina one of the Trustees of the Amagansett Life Saving Station spoke about the historic roadside markers.  They have been approved for the signs but the town would have to sign off on them as the property owner.  The historic signs will inform the public of the historic significance of the property.

C.              Emergency Communications System Upgrade and SEQRA - Schnell, Wolffsohn, Schantz

Edward Schnell gave the board members and public an update on the communications system.  He spoke about each of the areas of concern.  In Montauk the tower at the landfill is overloaded and needs repair and strengthening.  Also the building that houses equipment is in need of replacement.  In Wainscott they will be moving equipment on the tower around to make it more efficient.  Police headquarters upgrades were discussed.  The existing tower is 54' and it needs to be at least 85' tall.  They have received the go ahead from the FAA.  He also spoke about the Town Hall complex upgrades.  He also spoke about the Noyac Tower.  He spoke about additional equipment and training that will also need to be added.  He states that the original system was purchased in 1996.  It is over 20 years old and parts are no longer available.  Communications know have more channels allowing for better communications, especially during emergencies involving more than one department.  The police, fire departments, ambulances, marine patrol all use the system.  SEQRA and BOND resolution for Thursday night. 

 

John Jilnicki and Eric Schantz explained the SEQRA process.  Jeff disagrees with the process.  He thinks the project should be an Unlisted Action. 

D.              Wainscott POET Rebate Program - Jeff Bragman

Jeff Bragman spoke about the Point of Entry program.  Due to the time frame the town went with a rebate.  These funds will not be taxable.  Double activated charcoal systems are shown to be effective according to the DEC's guidelines.  A long discussion took place between board members since they do not seem to agree on the matter. 

E.              Proposed Stephen Hands Path Cell Tower - Verizon

Eric Schantz, John Jilnicki and Robert Moncleone, Verizon representative spoke on the proposed Verizon Cell Tower on Stephan Hands Path upon property shared by the Town of East Hampton and State of NY. 

IV.              Liaison Reports

Kathee spoke about a resolution passed at the SCAC earlier in the year regarding the Flaggy Hole area.  A split rail fence was put up with some liking it and others opposing.  Signs in the area are being stolen within a weeks time.  She also spoke about the proposed senior center.  She has drafted a FAQ's that will be posted on the website.  Yesterday they had an annual fire drill at the center.  This afternoon will be the senior BBQ. 

 

David Lys spoke about the Fisheries Advisory Committee meeting.  They do not feel that the DEC is doing the proper SEQRA studies.  They spoke about Deepwater Wind.  Wildlife Management Committee spoke about deer exclosures.  They are used for scientific studies.  He spoke about proposed locations to be added to the list of hunting areas.  They are trying to organize a tick symposium for August. 

 

Jeff Bragman spoke about the Airport Management Advisory Committee's requests.  One being adjusting landing fees.  He spoke about extra large jet landings at the airport.  He spoke about the low ceiling of weather this last weekend.  Helicopters were flying about 300 ft. above homes.  WCAC is concerned with getting blood tests of some of the people in the PFOS exposer area.  They also have concerns on the Wainscott power substation upgrades and the Hamlet Study schedule.  

 

Sylvia Overby spoke about the MCAC meeting.  There is a cruise that goes out to see the fireworks.  CCOM has an event regarding energy.  Montauk Library Book Sale is this weekend.  She discussed the tennis courts in Montauk.  They would like to see the new company get started ASAP.  She spoke about signs along the roadway as you enter Montauk.  Also an electrical charging station being added to Kirk Park.  She states that the area is too busy and they are not in favor of it being at Kirk Park.  Possibly the Library or soccer field would be more appropriate.  She spoke about the weekly updates for the airport which compares a current week to the same list from last year.  Low flying helicopters are a great concern.  She would like to see more assistance from the FAA. 

 

Peter VanScoyoc spoke about the return of the Army Corp of Engineers.  They are looking at the Montauk Lighthouse property.  They are going to rebuild the revetment around it to secure the future of the historic building.  They will be using adjacent town property for staging as they have in the past.  The is new rules for contractor's responsibilities on containing runoff on job sites.  He spoke about the FIMP study continuance.  CCOM had a program at the library explaining the septage rebate program. 

V.              Resolutions

A.              COUNCILMAN LYS

1.              Resolution 2018-784

Accept Proposal - RFP EH2018-104 West Lake Tennis Facility Management Agreement - Gotham Tennis Academy

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              David Lys, Councilman

SECONDER:              Sylvia Overby, Councilwoman

AYES:              Burke-Gonzalez, Lys, Overby, Bragman, Van Scoyoc

2.              Resolution 2018-785

Kaushik Approve Monitor for Asbestos Abatement

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              David Lys, Councilman

SECONDER:              Sylvia Overby, Councilwoman

AYES:              Burke-Gonzalez, Lys, Overby, Bragman, Van Scoyoc

VI.              Executive Session - CPF, Litigation, Contracts & Peronnel

A motion was made to go into executive session at 3 PM by Councilwoman Overby, seconded by Councilwoman Burke-Gonzalez.