East Hampton Town Board              159 Pantigo Road

                            East Hampton, NY  11937

              Work Session Meeting              www.ehamptonny.gov


              ~ Minutes ~              Carole Brennan


Tuesday, August 1, 2017              10:00 AM              Town Hall Meeting Room


I.              Call to Order

10:00 AM Meeting called to order on August 1, 2017 at Town Hall Meeting Room, 159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY.


Attendee Name





Kathee Burke-Gonzalez

Town of East Hampton




Peter Van Scoyoc

Town of East Hampton




Sylvia Overby

Town of East Hampton




Fred Overton

Town of East Hampton




Larry Cantwell

Town of East Hampton




Carole A. Brennan

Town of East Hampton

Town Clerk



John Jilnicki

Town of East Hampton

Town Attorney



II.              Public Portion

Martin Drew says that Springs CAC is having trouble disclosing their minutes to the general public.  He would like to see the meetings taped to have transparency.  He believes that it would cost under $10,000 to do all the meetings.  He also spoke about a home in the Hampton Waters Property Owners Association.  He states that in the deeds to those properties it states that a certain percentage of the homeowners need to weigh in on any sale of property. 


Jim MacMillan representative of ACAC spoke about traffic issues in that hamlet.  One being Bluff Road and Atlantic Avenue area and Indian Wells at the beach end.  He also spoke about the condition of the graveyard on Atlantic Avenue.  Currently it looks Halloween ready.  There is too much history there to let it go.  He spoke about a piece of sidewalk that has been taken up at different construction site. 


A Bluff Road resident agreed with Jim regarding the stop signs on Bluff road. 


David Buda spoke about the proposed legislation regarding fences, berms, etc. in regards to setbacks.  He spoke about the inconsistency in the ARB's decisions. 


Jim L. spoke about an eight foot gate that he was putting up in his yard.  He spoke about the ability for a deer to leap over a six foot fence. 


Martin Drew says you can fence in your yard with a six foot fence without a permit.  Maybe a four foot berm with a four foot fence on top of it would help.  The lack of corridors for the wild life is dwindling.

III.              Topics

A.              Bids - Jeanne Carroza

Jeanne explained the bids that will be noticed, rejected, and accepted at Thursday night's meeting. 

B.              Limitation of Height Restriction on Fences Fronting a Public Street - Ann Glennon/NancyLynn Thiele

NancyLynn Thiele discussed the height restriction on fences.  Ann Glennon head of the Building Department explained how this discussion/concern came about.  NancyLynn explained the proposed changes to the law.  She also explained the exceptions to the proposal. 


Martin Drew questioned the fence type if it is metal or plastic. 

C.              4-Way Stop at Bluff Road and Atlantic Avenue

Supervisor Cantwell spoke on the proposed four way stop signs at Bluff Road and Atlantic Avenue.  Peter and Kathee agree that it is an area of concern and agree on putting up the signs after a public hearing.  Sylvia has reservations on the matter.  She agrees for the need of a sign, but never a stop light.  Len Bernard suggests a warning sign before approaching the new sign. 

IV.              Liaison Reports

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez spoke about waiving landing fees for a group that will be flying in young cancer patients to camp on Shelter Island.  She also spoke about the children that participated in I-Tri.  Kathee congratulated all the girls that were part of the special event. 


Peter VanScoyoc states that the new Federal Administration is looking to open areas for oil and gas exploration/drilling along the coast.  A spill could devastate our environment, economy, etc.  He will introduce a resolution against the matter. 


Sylvia Overby spoke about the EH Artist Alliance bringing in a professional to assist visual artists. 


V.              Resolutions


1.              Resolution 2017-844

Waive Site Plan Application Fees - Island Structures Engineering - Montauk Playhouse


MOVER:              Peter Van Scoyoc, Councilman

SECONDER:              Sylvia Overby, Councilwoman

AYES:              Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, Peter Van Scoyoc, Sylvia Overby, Larry Cantwell

ABSENT:              Fred Overton


1.              Resolution 2017-845

CPF Budget Modification for Office Expense


MOVER:              Sylvia Overby, Councilwoman

SECONDER:              Peter Van Scoyoc, Councilman

AYES:              Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, Peter Van Scoyoc, Sylvia Overby, Larry Cantwell

ABSENT:              Fred Overton

VI.              Executive Session - CPF - Litigation

A motion was made at 10:53 a.m. by Councilman VanScoyoc, to go into executive session to discuss CPF and two litigation matters.