School boards in Amagansett, Sagaponack, and Montauk have finalized their proposed 2015-16 budgets.
In Amagansett, the budget totals $10.5 million, with a tax levy of $8.75 million. Members of the school board were unanimous in voting to adopt it, said Eleanor Tritt, the district superintendent. It represents “a slight decrease in the tax levy,” she said.
Armed with evidence of sleeping accommodations in a finished storage space over a garage and pool house on Cove Hollow Road — something prohibited under East Hampton Village Code — the village’s zoning board of appeals appeared ready Friday to deny a request to keep the storage space, which includes a full bathroom.
“They’re not using the upstairs portion for any kind of sleeping or habitable space,” Karen Hoeg, an attorney representing Lawrence and Lisa Cohen, told the board. “The bathroom is used very infrequently.”