East Hampton Town Board              159 Pantigo Road

                            East Hampton, NY  11937

              Work Session Meeting              www.ehamptonny.gov

 

              ~ Minutes ~              Carole Brennan

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017              10:00 AM              Montauk Firehouse

 

I.              Call to Order

10:00 AM Meeting called to order on May 9, 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

 

Michael Sendlenski

Town of East Hampton

Town Attorney

Present

 

Steve Graham

Town of East Hampton

Deputy Town Clerk

Present

 

II.              Public Portion

III.              Topics

A.              Dowtown Montauk Circulator Bus Service - Vincent Corrado, LK McLean Associates

Vincent Parado from L.K.  McLean and associates whom are working with the town on many projects. The circulator bus service is planned to be a town wide project but McClain and associates were asked to fast track the Montauk aspect of this project. The project is set to implement bus routes to allow people to move between the resorts, downtown, beaches and the train station effectively. This is being done due to a new service schedule to move people quickly through the Southfork through an upgraded rail service set to begin in late 2018.  To implement this new service schedule the LIRR requires a circular bus service to help them fill trains.

Laraine Creegan from the Montauk Chamber believes this is an excellent opportunity to reduce the traffic flow in Montauk.

B.              Montauk Playhouse Presentation

Chip Duryea spoke on behalf of the Montauk Playhouse. He is accompanied by Lisa DeBiglio, Phil Schlum and Scott Baradino. Mr. Duryea believes that this a project that needs to get done. To help facilitate the completion of the project the playhouse needs support from the East Hampton Town Board.

Susan Henkin the executive director of the Playhouse discussed her background and what she has learned about Montauk. She touched on the young professionals who are choosing to raise families in Montauk and their desire to have arts and family programming.  The playhouse project will have two centers one for multicultural affairs and one for athletics and sports. The project is based on a survey from 2015 and has a self-sustaining business model.  She hopes the Town will match what the playhouse has which is 3 million dollars. She believes that if the Town matches the three million dollars it will be the park needed to raise the additional two million dollars and finish the project.

C.              Edgemere Parking - Hope DeLauter

Assistant Town Attorney Hope DeLauter presented on Edgemere parking.  Parking restrictions have been implemented in both 2015 and 2016 which has led to increased parking at the grassy triangle between Edgemere Road and Edgemere Street. The proposed legislation will make parking on the grass illegal but does provide an exemption for Ems and Firefighters.

Arden Gardell, spoke about no parking and how it effects off season fishing. He also believes that this does not address the underlying safety concerns.

Laraine Creegan, asked the board to consider sidewalks on Edgemere to help with safety for people walking from the Train station to Town.

Supervisor Cantwell expressed that many of the concerns will be a addressed in the Hamlet study

 

D.              Septic Upgrade Legislation - NancyLynn Thiele

Nancylynn Thiele discussed an update to the septic system legislation. The maximum rebate for the systems will be 10,000-15,000 dollars or 75%-100% depending on income. This also changes the building code so new construction will require the low nitrogen systems. An update to the code allows the Planning Board to offer an exemptions for locations that are unsuitable for a low nitrogen system. This exemption comes with a mandated covenant and restrictions that would require the sanitary systems to be updated if new technologies are created that would allow the installation of the system.

The Town Board would like to see the rebate schedule set by a resolution which can be amended from time to time. There may also be additional funding done through the state. 

E.              Taxi Code Revisions - NancyLynn Thiele

Nancylynn also discussed updated taxi legislation, which addresses the new TNC state laws. The law would require drivers to be either TNC or a Taxi and not a hybrid combination. This update would also apply the parking restrictions to TNC and Taxi drivers.

IV.              Liaison Reports

Councilwoman  Burke Gonzalez spoke about a recent Wainscott CAC meeting which was attended by Chief Sarlo who touched on the upcoming season. The school board president David Eagan also attended to speak about the upcoming Wainscott school budget.

 

Councilman Van Scoyoc reported on the waterfront technical advisory committee who will be discussing  the new sanitary systems, storm drain systems, stormwater projects from the watershed management plan and additional projects.

 

Councilwoman Overby reported on  energy sustainability committe who discussed a new law passed in Southampton which aims to  make the Town 100% renewable by 2025. She also met with The Housing committee who discussed in length about the need for seasonal housing. The Arts Council will be having a networking night on June 15th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 Pm at Studio 144. They are also working on other events for the fall. Sag Harbor/East Hampton CAC discussed the Train tressels on the fading reflective paint on them, they would like to see the reflective paint restored. A Maple Lane resident discussed parking issues and wat runoff on springs Fire Place Road and West drive were also discussed.

Supervisor Cantwell reported that the  Amagansett CAC met and discussed the former principi property which included proposed uses. They have recommended the building be removed and the location to be used for openspace and passive recreation. He also talked about the coordinated enforcement meeting, each department has put together an effective plan to address the quality of life issues that have come to light in recent years.

 

Lastly, the Town Board would like everyone to know the following schedule regarding the Hamlet Studies:

Thursday June 1st, 2017 at 3PM at East Hampton Town Hall for Springs and East Hampton

Friday June 2nd, 2017 which will be a special meeting of the Town board on all hamlets

Friday June 2nd, 2017 7:00 PM at the  Montauk Firehouse to discuss Montauk

June 3r 9AM, Wainscott hamlet study at LTV studios         

June 3rd 1PM, Amagansett hamlet study at the American Legion

All meetings will be taped by LTV so they will be available to watch on Demand through the LTV website.

 

 

 

 

V.              Resolutions

A.              COUNCILWOMAN BURKE-GONZALEZ

1.              Resolution 2017-564

Adopt Amendments to Chapter 151 to Update Public Assembly Permits

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, Councilwoman

SECONDER:              Peter Van Scoyoc, Councilman

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

2.              Resolution 2017-565

Special Event Permit Fees

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, Councilwoman

SECONDER:              Peter Van Scoyoc, Councilman

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

VI.              Executive Session: Litigation

A motion was made at 12:05 P.M. by Councilman Van Scoyoc, seconded by Councilwoman Overby to go into Executive Session to discuss litigation.