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.
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.
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.