In the near empty confines of Town Hall on May 4, the East Hampton Town Planning Board approved the Reform Club’s application to erect two small sheds on its property on Windmill Lane in Amagansett.
Questions as to whether the changes to the property and its structures — changes that began in 2007 a year after Randy Lerner purchased what had been a modest seasonally operated inn — should have triggered site plan review by the board were rendered immaterial by the vote.
Two members voted against the application: Peter Van Scoyoc, who at a planning board meeting on April 19 had argued that earlier changes to the property were illegal, and Eileen Catalano, who at that same meeting said that previous remodeling on the site without planning board approval “was a mystery to everyone.”
The five other planning board members voted in favor of the application. A.D.H.