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Meeting: September 18, 2018

  • Old Noyac Schoolhouse 3010 Noyack Road Sag Harbor, NY, 11963 United States (map)
  • Installation of Officers

  • Presentation of Proclamations

  • Code Enforcement Discussion

  • Long Beach Powerlines Update

  • Sand Land Update


  1. Judge Edward Burke: Swearing-In of Noyac Civic Council Officers.

  2. Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Jr. and Suffolk Legislator Bridget Fleming: Presenting Proclamations to Charles Neuman and John Anderson by the NYS Assembly and the Suffolk County Legislature.

  3. Steven Troyd: Director of Public Safety and Ricardo Larios: Town Investigator, Southampton Town’s Code Enforcement. Is a neighboring property or home being used as a commercial enterprise? What are the Town’s noise ordinances? Is a party house disturbing your quality of life? What constitutes an illegal rental? Is parking an issue where you live? Get answers to your questions.

Items of Interest:

  1. Next meeting: October 2, 2018. Meet the Candidates for NYS Assembly:
    Fred Thiele, Jr. and Patrick O’Connor.

  2. Thank you to those who have written to Gov. Cuomo re: the DEC’s lack of interest in our water contamination. The Governor instructed Commissioner Seggos to write to the NCC, but he did NOT respond to the water contamination issue confirmed by the Health Department on June 29, 2018. Please continue to advocate for protecting our water.

  3. Please continue to resister aircraft noise complaints. Many thanks to those who register aircraft noise complaints at


October 4, 2018 is the deadline for Sand Land Mine to apply for a permit extension.

Email or Call Gov. Cuomo

The DEC has still not acknowledged the SC Health Dept’s June 29, 2018 report on water contamination found in the aquifer beneath the mine.  (Click here for the Health Dept. report, especially Conclusions and Recommendations, p. iii)

Governor Cuomo directs the NYSDEC. Tell Gov. Cuomo to close this facility, clean up the contamination and protect our water:

Sand Land/Wainscott Sand & Gravel located in the Town of Southampton should NOT be issued a renewed permit in November because:

  • Waste processing on the site is illegal under Town Code and supported by Court ruling - (Why is the DEC ignoring this fact? Instead the DEC is accepting a non-binding commitment from the polluter. The NCC demands a consent order and a legally binding enforcement action to stop these already illegal activities.)

  • The mine is out of sand (The DEC has ignored photos showing scraping of the soil and digging deeper - see below)

  • The operations at the site have already contaminated groundwater. (The DEC is ignoring the SCDHS report of contamination)

  • The facility's operations threaten the drinking water in a State-designated Special Groundwater Protection Area.

Note: The DEC has declined to attend our meetings, nor has anyone returned phone calls on the status of the Mine’s permit to expand.

Email or Call Assemblymen Fred Thiele and Steven Englebright:

Demand that committee hearings be held on why the DEC is ignoring contamination reported by SCDHS at Sand Land Mine in Bridgehampton.

The Governor's DEC must issue a consent order and a legally binding enforcement action to ensure Sand Land stops processing waste and cleans up the contamination.

Seated left to right at the table are:
NYS Assemblyman Fred Thiele
Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman
Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Flemming
Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni
Executive Director Citizens Campaign for the Environment Adrienne Esposito
NCC President Elena Loreto
Group for the East End President Bob Deluca

Photos of Sand Land activities, July 16th:

Notwithstanding the news, Sand Land has scrapped the soil from an area of about an acre, exposing the sand below...and are now in the process of excavation...further down. In addition the grinder is processing and storing 1000's of cubic yards of waste.  At the same time dumpers are in the pit in close proximity of the grinder with no safety equipment: hard hats, eye protection, etc.

Earlier Event: August 21
Meeting: August 21st 2018
Later Event: October 2
Meeting: October 2, 2018