Good Morning! Today is promising to be a busy day for local governments.
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss Memorial Day Weekend helicopter traffic, a proposed alcohol ban on beaches and formula stores at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing on the contract with the North Fork Animal Welfare League to run the town’s animal shelter at its 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. The board’s full agenda is not yet available online.
• The Southold Town Board will discuss Suffolk County’s hazard mitigation plan and the use of the Peconic Lane Community Center as an emergency shelter as part of a packed agenda at their 9 a.m. work session this morning, which includes discussions of a potential regional plastic bag ban, phragmites eradication at the Soundview Dunes preserve in Peconic and beach regrading. At their 7:30 p.m. meeting, they’ll be continuing the public hearing on allowing solar energy production in light industrial and light industrial office zoning districts. Southold’s full agenda for both meetings is online here.
• When Southampton Town began preserving farmland at the inception of the Community Preservation Fund 16 years ago, they had little inkling of how wealthy would-be landowners would take advantage of land whose development rights were stripped, purchasing parcels at bargain prices to create expansive lawns and private horse farms. The town is looking to change that. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Riverhead Fire Department is hosting a community blood drive today from 1 to 7 p.m. in the upstairs banquet room of their Roanoke Avenue firehouse.
• The Young Artists Residency Project at The Watermill Center is presenting “The Cool Kids,” a multimedia performance that includes original text, dance, video and sound created by students ages 7 to 13 at the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center over the course of the spring semester. at The Watermill Center. Under the direction of teaching artist Andrea Cote, YARP students engage weekly with international artists-in-residence, Robert Wilson’s archive and The Watermill Center collection, library, building and grounds. Free reservations are online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.