Hearings On C.P.F. Purchases

    Hearings will be held by the East Hampton Town Board next Thursday on the proposed purchases of two parcels of land. Money for both purchases would come from the community preservation fund.
    In Amagansett, the town is discussing the $635,000 purchase of 6.2 acres of a 7.7 acre tract at 114 Fresh Pond Road. The Suffolk County Water Authority is installing a drinking-water well on the remainder of the site. The property is owned by the Bistrian Land Corporation.
    The purchase of approximately 11.7 acres of land off Town Line Road in Wainscott would add to over 100 acres of preserved woodland owned by the town in the immediate area. The cost would be $1.2 million. The site is owned by Kenneth Brown, David Brown, James Schneider, Richard Schneider, Margaret Schneider, Harrison Schneider, and Margaret Gatto.
    The hearings will begin at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
    Another potential property purchase in the town’s sights could be Ronald Webb’s land on Oakview Highway in East Hampton. Neighbors have long been calling for the town to preserve the acreage. Mr. Webb recently received conditional approval for an eight-lot residential subdivision on the approximately nine acres, after dropping a previous plan, opposed by nearby residents, to create 57 units of affordable housing. Laurie Wiltshire, a land planner working for Mr. Webb, confirmed earlier this week that her client had given town officials the go-ahead to get an updated appraisal of the land.