East Hampton Town Board              159 Pantigo Road

                            East Hampton, NY  11937

              Work Session Meeting              www.ehamptonny.gov

 

              ~ Minutes ~              Carole Brennan

 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017              10:00 AM              Town Hall Meeting Room

 

I.              Call to Order

10:00 AM Meeting called to order on March 7, 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

Present

 

Larry Cantwell

Town of East Hampton

Supervisor

Absent

 

II.              Public Portion

Prudence Carabine updated the Board on the progress of the EH Farm at the Lester Property.  The Boy Scouts have taken over Matthew Lester's bee project.  They will be applying for a grant to restore Michael Collin's vehicles.  The Gardiner Family wants a license or lease that runs for eight to ten years.  She will need this within 4 weeks to be submitted with the grant. 

 

Kim from the Peconic Land Trust, her to speak about their support for the enhanced development rights on the Dankowski property.  Please make this acquisition to ensure that the land will be farmed forever.  The CPF Committee is also in favor. 

III.              Topics

A.              Bids (+ Gardiner Mill Cottage, Robert Hefner)  Jeanne Carroza

Jeanne C. spoke about the awarding of the bid for Atlantic Avenue Concession to Susan Bennett.  She also spoke about an upcoming bid for the other concession bids.  She also spoke about other bids to be noticed and accepted.  The action is available on line for all the town's surplus items. 

B.              2016 Annual Aquaculture Report and 2017 Operating Plan - John "Barley" Dunne

Barley gave a presentation on the annual operations of the Aquaculture Department.  He spoke about the staffing in his department.  He spoke about the oyster program.  He spoke about the surviving of seed oysters once seeded.  He spoke about the growing of clams.  Scallop survival this year was better then last but still only 53%.  He states that scallops are a constant challenge.  Barley mentioned the various tours that they do at the hatchery.  The 15 member oyster pilot party will be expanded this year to use two locations allowing for up to 45 members.  Peter VanScoyoc thanked the Trustees for allowing the use of the bottom lands.  Barley also spoke about the operations for 2017.  He states that spawning season is a great time to visit.  Persons can sign up on the web-site.   

C.              Potential NYS Energy Research and Development (NYSERDA) Award - Kim Shaw

Kim gave an update on the NYSERDA award.  She spoke about the research she has done on different types of solar installations.  She states that the average rate of return on lighting is 2 years and approximately 7-8 years on solar.  We will have 90 days after the award of the grant to submit project descriptions on projects to be done.  She also spoke about the electric vehicles and charging stations the town will have.  NYSERDA will not fund for new windows at town hall.  The board feels that vehicles and lighting would be the most important items. 

D.              Lease at the Montauk Hatchery - John "Barley" Dunne

This should have been executive session. 

IV.              Liaison Reports

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez spoke about issues discussed at the WCAC meeting this last weekend.  They spoke about parking on Beach Lane.  Changes were made to the area due to the need for a disability parking space.  She spoke about the film legislation.  It will be ready for the 3/16 meeting.  She read a statement regarding the airport.  Our outside counsel went to court yesterday to ask for an injunction on the court decisions regarding noise and landings at the EH Airport.  The town is looking for local control of the Airport.

 

Sylvia Overby spoke about the Sag Harbor East Hampton CAC meeting.  They committee is looking to purchase a bench as a memorial to Kay Hutson who was a member of the committee and recently passed away.  She also spoke about road line striping (fogging) on the outside of the roadway areas.  She spoke about the Energy Sustainability Committee.  They would like to have a joint meeting with Southampton. 

 

Fred Overton spoke about the SCAC meeting.  Randy Parsons was at the meeting explaining the Planning Board process.  Deer Management Advisory Committee met and spoke about deer management (damage) permits for control of the populations in EH.  They also spoke about the 4 poster program.  He also spoke about a trail extension in the area of Deer Path. 

 

Peter VanScoyoc spoke about the Montauk CAC meeting.  The elected their chair and recording secretary.  They spoke about community based septic systems.  They would like the town board to look into creating a special district for septic in the downtown area. 

V.              Resolutions

A.              COUNCILWOMAN BURKE-GONZALEZ

1.              Resolution 2017-320

Notice to Bidders - EH17-009 Mobile Food Concession 2017 Bid Available March 9, 2017 - Bid Due March 30, 2017

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, Councilwoman

SECONDER:              Peter Van Scoyoc, Councilman

AYES:              Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, Peter Van Scoyoc, Sylvia Overby, Fred Overton

ABSENT:              Larry Cantwell

2.              Resolution 2017-321

Michael Baker Work Authorization #14 -HTO Runway Wind Analysis - Phase 2

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, Councilwoman

SECONDER:              Peter Van Scoyoc, Councilman

AYES:              Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, Peter Van Scoyoc, Sylvia Overby, Fred Overton

ABSENT:              Larry Cantwell

VI.              Executive Session: License Negotiations, CPF

A motion was made at 10:55 am by Councilwoman Overby, seconded by Councilman Overton to go into executive session.