Government

Property owners who want to demolish their house overlooking Gardiner’s Bay at the end of Mulford Lane in Amagansett and build a new one protected by a rock revetment will be before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals during its first hearings of the year on Tuesday.
In their first meeting of 2012, members of East Hampton Town’s ad hoc fisheries committee voted to recommend that the town board reappoint Arnold Leo, secretary of the East Hampton Town Baymen’s Association, to act as its consultant.
East Hampton Town Ethics Committee     East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson announced last Thursday night that the town ethics board had found no wrongdoing after being asked to look into whether Len Bernard, the budget...
Francis Bock, a former East Hampton Town Trustee, has installed a scale model of a “dune ladder” on trustee-owned beach at Lazy Point in Amagansett. The trustees are considering financing the construction of a 900-foot-long version to help combat chronic erosion.
The new year will bring no respite from thorny issues, if the first meetings of the East Hampton Town Board in 2012 are an indication.
After agreeing on Dec. 19 to abolish the village planning board and assume that board’s duties itself, the Sagaponack Village Board held its first meeting to address planning matters on Monday.

The first meeting of the newly constituted East Hampton Town Board at Town Hall on Tuesday was largely a matter of formalities, with elected officials being sworn in.

East Hampton Town Trustees-elect were sworn in on Tuesday night at the start of their organizational meeting and wasted no time getting down to business.
East Hampton Town EECO Farm Lease Extended     The East Hampton Town Board voted on Dec. 20 to renew the East End Community Organic Farm’s lease of town-owned farmland on Long Lane in East Hampton for five years, following...