“My vision for East Hampton is for a future that is forever vigilant in protecting our natural resources. A future that honors our past and respects our history, traditions, and diversity. A future full of opportunity for all of our residents who work and live here.”
“There is still much more to do to protect our beautiful surroundings and quality of life here in East Hampton. I want to do what I can to ensure that future generations will continue to enjoy the beauty and bounty of our surroundings and experience the care and support that our small town community offers. I ask for your support to continue this important work.”
What Peter will do if elected?
If I am elected, I pledge to you that I will:
- Strengthen the Town’s efforts to keep our ground and surface waters clean
- Preserve open space, wetlands, watersheds, farmland, and historic properties through appropriate CPF purchases
- Maintain public beach access rights
- Strike the right balance between the environment and the economy
- Support local businesses, farming, and fishing
- Protect our quality of life from outside pressures
- Build affordable housing that helps meet the needs of our local citizens
- Continue to strengthen fair and equal enforcement of the Town Code
- Finish the job of controlling airport noise
PETER VAN SCOYOC’S family has roots in East Hampton that go back to the 1700s. Peter operated a residential construction company and a seasonal charter fishing business here for over 25 years. He is intimately familiar with the land and waters of East Hampton and the issues we face making ends meet and sustaining what is best about our town and community.
Peter’s wife, Marilyn, worked as the band director at East Hampton High School for over 25 years. His daughter, Amy, was the 2009 EHHS Valedictorian and holds a degree in Biology from Dartmouth College. She is currently at U.C. Berkeley pursuing a Ph.D. in Environmental Science. His son, Thomas, holds a BFA in Film from SUNY Purchase and works in the Film Industry in New York City.
Peter has devoted much of his time to public service. He has coached little league, girl’s softball, and youth soccer in East Hampton and Springs. He is currently serving his eighth year on the East Hampton Town Board and his second year as Town Supervisor. Prior to being elected, Peter served six years on the East Hampton Town Planning Board and five years on the East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals, his last year as chair.
Some of what Peter has accomplished:
- Established a water supply district in Wainscott bringing safe drinking water to over 500 residences
- Built the first mega-watt scale solar farm on the South Fork
- Promoted Renewable Energy by installing Solar panels on municipal buildings and incentivizing rooftop solar for EH Town residents
- Required low-nitrogen wastewater treatment for new construction and incentivized upgrades to existing systems by offering rebates up to $16,000
- Carefully managed the Town’s finances, staying within the budget and maintaining the highest credit rating possible, Moody’s Aaa
- Preserved hundreds of acres of open space and farmland and created new public waterfront access
- Expanded Shellfish Hatchery production which helps improve water quality and habitat restoration
- Conducted long range planning efforts to deal with coastal erosion, promote economic vitality, and maintain our quality of life
- Worked diligently to gain control over our airport to give residents relief from aircraft noise
- Created 50 affordable housing units with another 30 units planned on land recently acquired in Wainscott
Endorsed by the Democratic and Working Families Party