Government Briefs 03.16.17

Local Government Briefs

East Hampton Town

Resident Parking Only

New parking regulations along Landing Lane in Springs, a dead end on Accabonac Harbor that is often used by companies renting paddleboards and kayaks, will restrict parking to residents with permits.

According to a resolution passed on March 2 by the East Hampton Town Board, there will be resident-parking only from the road end at the launching ramp and water access to a point 300 feet along the east side of Landing Lane. No parking will be allowed along the west side of the road. 

David Lys, the proprietor of a business that often uses Landing Lane to park, had argued against the regulations, which could bar some of his customers from driving to the launch site. But town officials said concerns about maintaining public access for town residents outweighed the use of the waterfront location by a private business. 


Commercial Film Permit Hearing

A hearing will be held before the town board tonight on proposed legislation that would require permits for commercial film shoots on private property, in addition to the permits already required for filming on public land.

Permits would be required for filming both indoors and out, unless the photographer or filmmaker uses only handheld equipment that they carry themselves and no cables or other equipment are involved.

The town clerk would have the authority, without further review, to issue a permit for filming involving only still photography on private property, if it is determined that the shoot will not be disruptive or endanger public safety. Other film permit applications would be reviewed by a variety of town officials including the chief of police, the fire marshal, or others.

The hearing begins at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.