Club D.E.I.S. Ready

The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals has  announced that a revised draft environmental impact statement submitted by the Maidstone Club for a new irrigation system is complete and ready for public review. A copy will be available at Village Hall and online at easthamptonvillage.org.

The Maidstone Club has been seeking to upgrade irrigation on its golf course, a project that would include new piping, an additional well, a pump house, and the creation of a .65-acre holding pond, for more than a year, although club officials have said the idea goes back for six or seven years. Public hearings were held on the project in the summer of 2012, when opponents argued that noise might emanate from the pump house and said the system would have a detrimental impact on the environment, and in particular Hook Pond. The club is adjacent to the pond and the Atlantic.

The East Hampton Village Board has scheduled a hearing on the D.E.I.S. for 11 a.m. on Jan. 11.