The downtown Montauk project area outlined by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The downtown Montauk project area outlined by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

East Hampton Town is hosting several meetings in the upcoming weeks on several issues of serious concern to the community.

The town is planning a session with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who are coming to the Montauk Firehouse on Sept. 25 at noon to present the final details of their downtown Montauk beach stabilization project. Representatives from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, which has agreed to be the local sponsor for the project, Suffolk County Department of Public Works, and East Hampton Town will also attend.

The work is expected to begin in January and be complete before the beginning of the summer season.

East Hampton is also planning to host two public meetings on its Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan, which discusses the future of scavanger waste, cesspool waste and potetial small-scale wastewater treatment facilities in town.

The first will be held next Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street in East Hampton Village, and the second will be held during a town board work session at the Montauk Firehouse on Tues., Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.

 Each meeting will include an overview of the plan and a detailed discussion of specifics related to the hamlet in which the meeting is held.

The town board is also planning to hold two informational discussions in its proposed rental registry law during the work session on Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. at town hall and at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 at the Montauk Firehouse.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she 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

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