Christine Scalera, Southampton Town Councilwoman
more info to come….
Items of Interest:
The public outcry against the helicopter noise by North and South Fork residents has gained momentum with our elected officials, but not with the FAA. A Nov. 13 “workshop” type of meeting “failed to comply with the public hearing mandated Rep. Lee Zeldin’s legislative proposal which is now law.” Leg. Bridget Fleming and Assemblyman Thiele want an all water route on both Forks and "reasonable restrictions" on the East Hampton airport. Register your helicopter noise complaint on the Federal Register (See Noyac.org/action-items)
Click to see flyer on Community Choice Aggregation, regarding pooling electric utility accounts to negotiate better energy deals for lower costs to communities. Questions can be sent to Lynn Arthur: Larthur@southamptontownny.gov 631.871.8877
Sand Land Mine update: The DEC is allowing them to continue mining activities (including illegally mining below the 160 foot floor of the mine) and allowing them to bring in uninspected (and potentially contaminated) fill. The DEC refused to issue a stop work order during the appeal…which will take years, all after the DEC admitted that the facility had contaminated the aquifer. The DEC is NOT protecting the health and safety of the public.
Please call and write to our Governor, Town officials and DEC to seek an immediate injunction and demand that the DEC do its job to protect our water. See below for contacts.
CONTACTS RE: SAND LAND:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo 518-474-8390
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos 518-402-8545
625 Broadway, 14th Floor
Albany, NY 12233
Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman 631-283-6055
116 Hampton Rd.
Southampton, NY 11968