Could Lose Music Permit

    A third Montauk nightspot that has been cited for several noise violations this summer will be the subject of an East Hampton Town Board hearing to determine if its town music permit should be suspended. Ruschmeyer’s on Second House Road has received five citations for noise violations, two more than the number that triggers a permit hearing, according to the town code. The hearing will be scheduled for an upcoming town board work session.
    Town regulations require a bar/tavern or restaurant where any type of music is to be played indoors or out to obtain an annual music entertainment permit. Violations can be punishable by a fine of $1,000 to $5,000, up to 15 days in jail, or both.
    Should an establishment receive three summonses for any violation of the town noise ordinance within a year, the law calls for the town board to determine, after a hearing, whether it should limit, suspend, or revoke the music license.
    The board had planned to have a hearing on Aug. 14 on the Sloppy Tuna, which is in downtown Montauk, but learned this week that the bar did not have a music permit. It did, however, receive at least four citations for violating the town noise ordinance this summer and has addiionally been cited for not having the permit
    Similarly, after noise violations were issued to the Montauk Beach House, also downtown, it was discovered that no music permit had been issued for that establishment, either. That situation is complicated by the fact that the section of the town code requiring music permits refers only to permits being issued to a “bar/tavern” or restaurant. The Beach House is classified as a motel. The legality of its bar and other uses of the property is the subject of another story in this issue of The Star.
 


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as usual a business makes a few bucks and all the town can do is punish them with their nazi tactics,code enforcement going through the garbage again?
THE SLOPPY TUNA IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO MONTAUK! •TOURISM IS UP BECAUSE OF THE SLOPPY TUNA. •TOWN REVENUE IS WAY UP •THE SLOPPY TUNA PUT MONTAUK ON THE MAP •PEOPLE ARE TRAVELING FROM EVERYWHERE TO WAIT ON LINE AND DANCE/PARTY/EAT AT THE SLOPPY TUNA. IF THE PLACE GETS SHUT DOWN MONTAUK LOSES A LOT MORE THAN 'JUST ANOTHER VENUE'. WHAT THE SLOPPY TUNA HAS DONE IS SIMPLY AMAZING! THE TOWN SHOULD BE THANKING THEM, NOT GIVING THEM VIOLATIONS. THEY HAVE CELEBRITY DJ STACY STYLEZ DJ'ING VERY OFTEN. SHE'S A GREAT DJ AND VERY PROFESSIONAL. I AM SURE SHE KNOWS HOW TO MONITOR THE LEVELS AND KEEP IT UNDER THE RAIDER. THEY ARE BEING PICKED ON BECAUSE THE OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS FEEL THE SLOPPY TUNA IS TAKING AWAY BUSINESS FROM THEM. THERE IS PLENTY TO GO AROUND. I PERSONALLY WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR FINALLY MAKING MY HOME TOWN (MONTAUK) A COOL PLACE TO LIVE AND BETTER THAN THE HAMPTONS, THE SLOPPY TUNA NEEDS TO BE HERE!
If the DJ knew how to monitor the levels, they wouldn't have received four citations. I'm down with the sign with a red line crossing out a fedora - SAVE MONTAUK!