Two Seats Are Open in Sagg

William Barbour hopes to keep his seat on the Sagaponack Village Board. Joy Sieger will seek a fourth term on the Sagaponack Village Board. Carrie Ann Salvi Photos

    Sagaponack Village has two seats on its board up for grabs, and residents can cast their votes tomorrow at Village Hall between noon and 9 p.m. According to Rhodi Cary-Winchell, the village clerk, the only petitions filed for the two-year terms were from two incumbents.

    It will be Joy Sieger’s fourth term if re-elected. One of the first members of the village board, she has served since December 2006. William Barbour won his seat in 2011 in a write-in campaign.

    According to election law, candidates in villages with fewer than 1,000 residents are required to gather signatures from 5 percent of the number of voters in the previous election. There were 78 voters last time, so candidates needed only 4 signatures. However, Ms. Winchell said, Ms. Sieger and Mr. Barbour gathered 25 each.

    At Monday’s board meeting, both incumbents weighed in on issues such as a new law restricting yard sales, beach parking, flooding, garbage, and speeding on village roads.

    A hearing was set for July 8 at 3 p.m. on reducing the speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 25 on Sagg Road north of Montauk Highway to the railroad tracks.