East Hampton to Discuss “Revisioning” Its Airport

As of this September, East Hampton Town will have more power to regulate the future of its municipally-owned airport, after the expiration of a series of “grant assurances” the town has agreed to keep with the Federal Aviation Administration after taking FAA grant money decades ago.

In anticipation of gaining more local control over the airport, the East Hampton Town Board will take public comment on its “airport revisioning process” at its Tuesday, July 6 work session, which will be held at 11 a.m. both live in person at town hall and aired live on LTV. Call-in comments can be made to 331.888.6331.

Noisy aircraft en route to and from the East Hampton Airport, particularly helicopters, have long been a thorn in the side of East End residents from Calverton to Southold to Noyac to the Northwest Woods.

At the July 6 work session, the town board will discuss potential future uses of the airport property, a preliminary Air Quality Report addressing emissions of greenhouse gases, prepared by Dr. Donald J. Wuebbles, an addendum regarding jet traffic, prepared by consultants HMMH, a preliminary report detailing zoning, planning, and environmental conditions of the airport property.

These report can be reviewed on the town website in the folder entitled “Airport Revisioning Documents,” along with other documents presented at a previous airport revisioning meeting on May 11.

All reports can be found on the town website at https://ehamptonny.gov/DocumentCenter/Index/720

For more information, call the East Hampton Town Board office at 631.324.2620.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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