Government

East Hampton Town has been paying for health insurance for ex-employees who are not entitled to it, according to an in-house audit by the town’s budget office.
Legislation was passed by the New York State Legislature last week placing a 2-percent cap on real property tax increases or limiting them to the rate of inflation, whichever is smaller. Intended to relieve taxpayers’ burdens.
An application for a four-lot commercial subdivision in East Hampton that has been stalled for the past six years over road access issues was the subject of heated controversy at an East Hampton Town Planning Board meeting on June 22.
Incumbent and neophyte politicians of all stripes were present and hobnobbing at an East Hampton Group for Good Government meet-the-candidates affair on Sunday afternoon at Arthur and Laurie Malman’s house.
A grievance against East Hampton Town filed on behalf of union members who work in the town Highway Department alleges that the highway superintendent’s hiring of two temporary workers is a contract violation.
If elected, Zach Cohen, who is running on the Democratic ticket for East Hampton Town supervisor, would add a comptroller and administrative officer to town government.
A draft list of local charities that could become beneficiaries of a donation from the MTK: Music to Know festival was discussed by the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday.
At a work session on Tuesday night, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals reached a compromise with a family that wanted to keep a deck and pergola.