Village Briefs 10.18.12

Hook Pond Work

    East Hampton Village will pay just over $56,000, or 37 percent of total cost, to the Nature Conservancy for work done from September 2006 to August 2010 to remove phragmites from the shore of Hook Pond. The Nature Conservancy led the project and covered 63 percent of the cost with private donations, according to Kim Doherty, a grants specialist at the conservancy.

Replacing Old Police Cars

    The board has approved a request from Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen to buy three 2013 Ford Police Interceptor sedans from Van Bortel Ford of East Rochester, N.Y. Each will cost about $30,600. The total was included in the 2012 to 2013 fiscal year budget. Chief Larsen said that two of the department’s vehicles have approximately 100,000 miles on them, and another car has already been taken out of service. All of the old cars are the now-discontinued Ford Crown Victoria model.