Government Briefs 11.10.11

East Hampton Town

Drawing for Duck Blinds
    The East Hampton Town Trustees will hold a drawing at noon on Friday, Nov. 18, for those hunters who would like to use new public duck-hunting blinds at Fresh Pond, Amagansett, and Scoy’s Pond in Northwest. A daily fee of $25 will be charged. The blinds will be available four days a week from Nov. 24 to Nov. 27 and from Dec. 6 to Jan. 29.
    The drawing will be open to East Hampton Town residents 18 and older who have a valid New York hunting license. Proof of residence will be requested. Applications can be made at the trustee office on Bluff Road in Amagansett from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Hunters whose names are drawn will be entitled to bring up to two guests to share the blinds, provided they too are town residents and licensed hunters.

Oyster Lease Meeting
    Prospective oyster farmers have been invited to an informal meeting next Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Kermit W. Graf Building at 423 Griffing Avenue in Riverhead. The meeting is for those considering applying to lease underwater plots in Gardiner’s and Peconic Bays, as well as for the holders of private oyster grants who would like to grow other species on their parcels.
    Staff members of the Suffolk Planning Department will describe the application process and answer questions related to the program.