East Hampton to Air Hamlet Plans

The next phase in hamlet studies underway for the Town of East Hampton will see two presentations by the consultants engaged to conduct the studies. 

Councilwoman Sylvia Overby said at the town board’s work session on Tuesday that consultants would present updated drafts of plans for the future of the hamlets’ commercial centers at its Feb. 6 work session. The updated drafts are based on information gathered from reports by the hamlets’ respective citizens advisory committees and comments sent to a dedicated email address, ehhamletstudy@gmail.com. 

“They’re looking at putting them into buckets of ‘Here are issues that can be addressed now, here are the longer-term issues that may need a steering committee’ ” to move forward, Ms. Overby said of the consultants. She is the town board’s new liaison to Montauk’s citizens advisory committee.

That evening from 6 to 8, the presentation will be repeated at LTV’s studios in Wainscott. 

The plans for East Hampton, Amagansett, Wainscott, Montauk, and Springs, along with a business and economic study report, can be viewed in their present form on the town’s website, ehamptonny.gov, by searching for “hamlet study.” 

The public will be able to digest the updated plans, Ms. Overby said, and she encouraged continued engagement through attending the presentations and submitting comments via mail or email. A final draft and public hearing will follow, probably in the spring, she said.