East Hampton Village will make it a little easier for nonresidents to park at village beaches next summer.
The village will increase the number of nonresident daily parking passes available at Main and Two Mile Hollow Beaches on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 25 to 40. The passes cost $25 per day.
In addition, the number of seasonal parking permits available to nonresidents will increase from 2,900 to 3,000 in 2013. The change stems from a September meeting between Larry Cantwell, East Hampton Village administrator, village police, and Department of Public Works officials. “After a thorough analysis,” Mr. Cantwell said, “we figured an extra hundred cars could be accommodated.”
Nonresident seasonal passes usually sell out early in the year.
In other village news, the village plans to correct vague “alternate relief” provisions that govern how to calculate front, side, and rear-yard setbacks on shallow, narrow, or oddly shaped residential lots. The current methods determine average width or depth by taking measurements throughout the lot, without specifying how many measurements should be taken. Consequently, surveyors often skewed results by taking the amount of measurements necessary to achieve desired results. A hearing on the change is scheduled for Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.
If the changes are approved, the average lot depth will be calculated by measuring 10 equidistant chords drawn perpendicular to the front lot line.
Following written complaints of excessive speeds and noise from Howard and Teddy Waltham of Baiting Hollow Road, and after a hearing on Oct. 19, the village board voted last week to decrease the speed limit on Baiting Hollow Road from 30 to 25 miles per hour.