No to Cyril’s Zone Change

    In a split vote on Tuesday, the East Hampton Town Board decided not to grant a zone change request by the owners of the Napeague property that houses Cyril’s bar and restaurant.
    Bonnie and Michael Dioguardi, who own the site as well as an adjacent parcel, had asked that the properties, now zoned for residential use, be placed instead in a neighborhood business zone.
The change, they argued, would allow Cyril’s, which was the site of a bar and restaurant before the zoning code was established, and is allowed to continue but not to expand, to resolve a number of zoning code violations and create several off-road parking spaces.
    The board held a public hearing on the idea, and had the Planning Department prepare an initial assessment of the potential environmental impacts of the change before voting on the proposal. Supervisor Bill Wilkinson and Councilwoman Theresa Quigley cast yes votes on the zone change. The other three board members, Dominick Stanzione, Peter Van Scoyoc, and Sylvia Overby, voted no.