Board to Eye C.P.F. Buys

The East Hampton Town Board will hold hearings next Thursday on several property purchases with the community preservation fund. Land in Northwest, East Hampton, at 32 and 36 Mile Hill Road, owned jointly by family members through the estate of Mary Whelan, is proposed for purchase at $4.8 million. The 18 acres would be preserved for open space.

In Montauk, three lots are being looked at for open space. A lot just shy of an acre at 28 South Federal Street, owned by Steven Bitondo, is proposed for purchase at $325,000. Also to be discussed is the purchase of just over half an acre at 36 South Geneva Court, owned by Elizabeth Vermilyea, for $330,000, and a .67-acre lot at 20 Brisbane Road, owned by Maryanne Dunne, Dolores Albert, and Beverly Gimon, for $662,500.

Several community preservation fund land purchases in Montauk were approved by the town board at a meeting last Thursday, following public hearings. The board will move forward with the purchase of an acre at 38 South Greenwich Street, owned by Anthony and Irene D’Agostino, for $345,000; the purchase of .55 acres at 15 Furness Road, owned by Fred Pedersen, for $250,000, and the purchase of a .35-acre lot at 148 Greenwich Street, owned by Virginia Colombi-Carbone, for $275,000.

All are in the Lake Montauk watershed area, where all vacant lots have been targeted for purchase. The town board will hold a hearing next Thursday on the addition of all of those vacant lots to the community preservation fund project plan, a precursor to their possible purchase.

The hearings begin at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.