A sandbag seawall being built to armor the downtown Montauk ocean shore will be completed, East Hampton Town officials insisted Monday, despite a swell of vehement protest that arose after work by the Army Corps of Engineers got under way early this month.
East Hampton Town has dropped a charge against the manager of the Surf Lodge on Edgemere Street in Montauk for putting up a sign without consulting with the town’s architectural review board, according to the manager’s lawyers.
A few hours before two of the first protestors appeared in East Hampton Town Justice Court yesterday morning on charges of disorderly conduct for refusing to move away from the Army Corps construction site on the downtown Montauk ocean beach, Kim Wells became the 14th protester arrested.
A sandbag seawall being built to armor the downtown Montauk ocean shore will be completed, town officials said Monday, despite a swell of vehement protest and opposition that arose after beach excavation and pile driving for wooden access walks got under way early this month.
Three more people were arrested on the Montauk beach on Friday morning while protesting the Army Corps’s construction of a sandbag revetment there. The arrests were the latest in a series of early morning incursions that began Friday by opponents of the project into the oceanfront work site.