Government Briefs 10.27.11

East Hampton Town
C.S.E.A. Approves Contract
    Members of East Hampton Town’s Civil Service Employees Association union voted last Thursday to ratify a four-year contract with the town, retroactive to the start of 2011.
    The contract was the result of extended negotiations with town officials. Eighty percent of the C.S.E.A. members, or 154 workers, voted on it last week, with 60 percent voting to approve it, and 40 ercent voting against. The agreement will not be finalized until the town board formally approves it as well. Details will be forthcoming then.

Board Approves Two Land Buys
    After hearings last Thursday night, the East Hampton Town Board voted to proceed with two land purchases.
    An approximately 3.7-acre parcel off West Lake Drive in Montauk, near a town launching ramp, has shoreline along Lake Montauk. It is zoned for resort use, and is within a harbor protection overlay district. Owned by Bistrian Land Corp., it will be purchased with $1.6 million from the community preservation fund.
    The other tract to be purchased, also with the preservation fund, is a quarter-acre at 291 Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton. It is owned by John and Winifred Dowling and will cost $45,000.

Request for Energy Assessment Proposals
    Also last Thursday night, the board approved a resolution offered by Councilman Dominick Stanzione, who has proposed looking into energy conservation improvements that could be made to the town’s public buildings.
    After hearing a presentation by one particular company, the board agreed to issue a request for proposals for an energy assessment and energy performance improvements that will reduce the town’s long-term energy costs.