Winners Take All
After a landslide victory Supervisor Larry Cantwell, and Council members Sylvia Overby and Peter Van Scoyoc were inaugurated on January 5th. In his remarks the Supervisor laid out a few of the team’s goals of the coming term, which included the revamping of the nearby former Town Hall building that will eventually house all of the departments of East Hampton under one roof. Among the other aims of this term include a new site for the Senior Center, development of an industrial center on the airport’s 600 acres, local services from Southampton Hospital, development of increased affordable housing, continued emphasis on water quality, and other environmental issues like sea level rise.
Naming a few of this administration’s accomplishments, he cited a rental registry that had been adopted to support increased, effective code enforcement, controls on the airport, massive amounts of land preserved for open space, reducing and refinancing the town’s debt, balancing the budget, and a formula store law.
At the same meeting the new Town Trustees were made official by the Town Clerk, Carole Brennan and at their first meeting held at Town Hall, the Trustees declared that from then on their meetings will be held on Mondays, and that the Clerk position would be a shared responsibility.