Government Briefs 11.21.13

East Hampton Town

Town Vehicles Up for Grabs

       East Hampton Town has placed a number of vehicles for sale online at auctionsinternational.com,  where bids will be accepted through Dec. 2.

       The cars and trucks include pickups, dump trucks, former police cars, and more.

 

Deer Project Collaboration

       With a 3-to-1 vote on Tuesday, the East Hampton Town Board opted to participate in the Long Island Deer Project, a collaboration between the Long Island Farm Bureau and the United States Department of Agriculture to reduce the deer herd in the five East End towns. The town expects to join East Hampton Village in allowing a deer-killing effort to be undertaken; the cost to each municipality is expected to be $15,000.  Town Councilman Dominick Stanzione, who has advocated for the town’s participation, was absent from the vote; Councilwoman Sylvia Overby voted against the resolution, saying additional information was needed.

 

New York State

Grant for Fuel Facility

       Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced last week that East Hampton Town and Village have been awarded $400,000 from the state’s Local Government Efficiency Grant Program for construction of a new joint fuel facility, which will replace and relocate aging facilities.

       A town-conducted feasibility study had concluded that a joint facility would save money through a reduced per-gallon cost for fuel, allow for state-of-the-art inventory control and billing, and reduce environmental impacts. The facility will be equipped with a generator and safety measures to ensure the site is operating according to local, state, and federal requirements for toxic and hazardous materials.

       The Local Government Efficiency Grant Program, administered by the New York Department of State, provides technical assistance and competitive grants to local governments for the development of projects that will save money and improve municipal efficiency through shared services, cooperative agreements, mergers, consolidations, and dissolutions.