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Patti Leber, a Montauk resident, real estate professional, and onetime town board candidate who has been serving on the architectural review board, will replace Bob Schaefer on the planning board.
The requirements of East Hampton Town’s recently enacted rental registry law, and what landlords must do to comply with the new regulations, will be reviewed at two information sessions later this month.
A new majority replaces Republican clerk and longtime attorney.
The East Hampton Town Board will hold its annual organizational meeting at Town Hall on Tuesday at 10 a.m. and move ahead at a meeting next Thursday at 6:30 p.m., also at Town Hall, with hearings on matters including community preservation fund land and development-rights purchases.
As East Hampton Town’s re-elected supervisor and town board members prepare to be sworn in next week for new terms, the book is mostly closed on the 2015 election season here — the most expensive one in the town’s history.
A planned expansion of decks at 39 of the 40 units at the Ocean Colony Beach and Tennis Resort on Napeague would violate the East Hampton Town Code, according to a split decision signed by the zoning board of appeals on Dec. 21.
After deciding earlier this month to enact a rental registry in the Town of East Hampton, officials are developing the system through which landlords can file with the town and obtain the registration number required before a property can be rented.
Despite the objections of the East Hampton and Southampton Town Trustees, the East Hampton Town Board, many South Fork residents, and one very determined activist, the Suffolk County Legislature voted on Dec. 1 to approve the use of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, in the Department of Public Works 2016 vector control effort.
Demand for electricity on the South Fork has far outpaced the rest of Long Island, with particularly high usage in the summer and on weekends and holidays.