|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee has come out in support of the
two moratoria proposed by the Town Board and scheduled for public hearing
August 4th. The moratoria would freeze development for six months
for commercial properties on Route 27 and for commercial properties in
the Water Recharge Overlay District for a six month period while the Town
updates its Comprehensive Plan. The Democratic Committee voted at
its July 27 meeting to support these important proposals and has
issued a statement (see below) by its chairman, Christopher Kelley, which
was sent to the Town Board urging passage of the resolutions. The
Democratic Committee urges all supporters of these moratoria to appear
at the public hearing on August 4th to voice their support for the proposals
and urges passage by the Town Board.
August 1, 2000
Dear Supervisor Schneiderman and Members of the Board:
The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee resolved on July 27 to support passage of the two proposed moratoria scheduled for public hearing on Friday, August 4, 2000. This includes the resolution on "Moratorium On Site Plans And Special Permits Affecting Certain Parcels Of Land Within The Water Recharge Overlay District" and the proposal for a "Moratorium On Site Plans And Special Permits For Certain Uses On Parcels Of Land Along New York State Highway 27".
The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee feels strongly that these two moratoria are important to help maintain the status quo while the Town updates its Comprehensive Plan with respect to all development and particularly with respect to commercial development along Montauk Highway and in the Water Recharge Overlay District. We believe it is in the best interest of the Town for development in these areas to be halted, while the Town considers how best to modify its Zoning Code to provide maximum protection for the environment, and in particular for water recharge, and to mitigate as best as possible the traffic, visual and other impacts of commercial development.
These moratoria, in conjunction with the moratorium on subdivision approval
previously passed by the Town Board will significantly help the Town Board
achieve its stated goals of freezing approval of significant development
proposals while the Town re-evaluates its land-use planning goals, and
how best to implement those goals through an amended Comprehensive Plan
and Zoning Code. We strongly urge the Board's approval of both of
the above referenced local laws.