Whether you have a question on a particular department, Town Finance, permits, Town Code or local laws, we hope our site gives you a jump start on finding the answer you need to know. It has been developed to bring you the most important information, inclusive of a library of previously aired Town Board meetings and work sessions for your review.
We would like to make Association Members aware of the East Hampton Town code for beach fires. This past season saw a lot of fires left unattended and/or left to burn throughout the night. Additionally, there is a restriction on size of the fire, location to the dunes and what materials can be burned. Click on the link to the left for the specific town code from the East Hampton Fire Marshall.
We suggest you make your self aware of the code. If you are renting your house for any period of the summer season, please ensure your renters are aware of the restrictions on beach fires. Your help is needed here to ensure the safety of our members and to protect our lovely environment.
The MBPOA Board
It is also important that you register to vote in Montauk. Your vote carries a lot more weight out here on the island than back in a large municipal community. Consider moving your registration to Montauk and make a difference. You only need to be registered for 30 days prior to the election. After the election you can move your registration back. To access the voter registration form and find our more, link to the New York voter registration site.
The town of East Hampton will be enforcing the new law that requires you, as a home owner, to have (4) INCH house address numbers on your house. Your house number needs to be visible from the road. The old law was 3 inch numbers. If you have a long driveway where the numbers are not visible from the road, you must have the numbers at the driveway entrance to your home. The key here is that the your house number be visible from the road.
This is the new law and we want to make you aware that you must comply. Our understanding is that they will enforce this compliance by issuing fines to home owners who do not comply. This law is in place for your own safety. In the event of an emergency, police, fire and medical professionals need to be able to easily identify your home.
It has come to the attention of your Board of Directors that some homes have been rented to what is known as "Groupers." This basically means that there are too many unrelated people staying in a house.
East Hampton Town has "Grouper Laws" that do not permit more than four unrelated people to rent a house. A rented house may not have more then four cars parked at it. Grouping is one way to pay the rent. Shares are quite often sold to nonrelated people.
Hither Hills is zoned single family dwellings. This is to help protect our water supply from overusage and the return of septic to the aquifer. When you have large numbers of people in one house the draw down of the water and the return of waste are out of proportion. This is not good for the environment or the surrounding neighbors' wells.
If you think you have Groupers, or more than one family occupying a rental home in your area, please notify East Hampton Code Enforcement and have them look into it. It is against the Town Code to have more than four unrelated people living in one house or more than four cars parked at a rented house.
Call Code Enforcement at 631-324-3858 and report the violation that you saw and be sure to ask for a customer complaint number for your records. Hither Hills is a great area for everyone. To keep it that way do the right thing and call.
Your Board of Directors
At our general membership meeting this year, Town Supervisor, Larry Cantwell suggested members could go to the East Hampton Town Website and use the online form located there to report an ordinance issue. This Adobe pdf document identifies the process and here is a the online complaint form.
At our general membership meeting this year, Town Supervisor, Larry Cantwell suggested members could go to the East Hampton Town Website and use the online form located there to report an ordinance issue. This Adobe pdf document identifies the process. The link above is the complaint form.
For more than 40 years, the Concerned Citizens of Montauk have worked to ensure that 70% of Montauk is preserved. CCOM continues to lead the effort to Keep Montauk Montauk, protecting its unique environment and ecology through education, advocacy and grassroots citizen action.
Working with neighbors can save lives and property. In our 65 years, we share a strong history of looking out for each other. This is especially important in times of emergency.
With the Hurricane Season upon us, this year we would like to make a special effort to know which of our neighbors, because of age, disability or special needs, would need help or simply someone to check in on them in the event of a storm emergency.
Neighbors helping neighbors. Thats what it is all about and thats what we are so good at. So if you think that you might need some assistance or know a neighbor that would need some help, let us know so we might be aware. Please forward all such names and addresses to Bob Mulligan at [email protected]
Are you Okay Program
Another wonderful program that the East Hampton Human Services Dept. provides for all members of the community is "Are You O.K."
This is a computerized telephone calling system, donated by the East Hampton Kiwanis Club and operated by the East Hampton Human Services Dept free of charge. The system calls each person on the list at the same time every day to check that they are O.K. When the person is called, you hear a voice say "good morning, are you ok"? If the person fails to answer the phone after several tries, or there is a busy signal several times in a row, the computer immediately notifies the police dispatcher, and a patrol car will be sent to check on that person. The computer will provide the dispatcher with information about how to contact family, friends and that person???s physician, if necessary.
If you decide to use the service, the program also allows you to notify the Human Services Dept. if you plan to be away. Simply call them to stop the calls as long as needed. You can also tailor the program to fit your needs by setting the schedule to weekly, monthly or seasonal calls.
This program can save lives and reduce worry and anguish for countless residents and their families and friends.
For information on how to sign up for this program, contact the East Hampton Human Services Dept at 631-267-8371.
We want to make sure that everyone has the right numbers to call to quickly get emergency services while you are down at the beach or making a call once you get back to your homes. It is best to call this East Hampton Emergency phone number 631-537-7575 and not 911. There have been some recent incidents of miscommunications leading to incorrect response as a result of 911 calls from cell phones.
When you use your cell phone (a very handy gadget in an emergency) from this area and dial 911 you get sent to a centralized dispatching service in Suffolk Country and even in some instances Connecticut. Your communication then gets passed on to the local agency and hence the possibility that what you are requesting or reporting could be miscommuniated. Meetings where held with the Police Communications Commander, Montauk Police Commander, Chief of the Marine patrol and the Chief on the Montauk Fire Department to ensure everyone is in agreement as to the best number to call.
We ask that you program your cell phone for the East Hampton Emergency phone number 631-537-7575 and you will be ready should an incident arise.
The caller can request either Marine Patrol response, Emergency Medical in the need for medical attention or Fire Department response in the event of a fire stating the problem and the location on the beach. Caller shall open the chain if needed and await arrival of the first responder.
5 steps to being prepared when Mother Nature turns nasty
Plan ahead to weather the effects of disasters.
Unfortunately, some of us learn too late what we should do to prepare for a disaster. Storing a few days' worth of food and water is smart, but what about protecting valuable documents and restoring lost electricity? Rain storms, ice storms and hurricanes, it seems, are occurring more frequently. Here's a checklist of things that you can do to get prepared for an emergency. A trip to your local hardware store may be in order.
Keep an emergency radio/cellphone charger at the ready.
Black & Decker and other brands have compact units priced from $30 to $100. These units enable you to get information from emergency management officials in the event of a disaster.
Invest in a portable gas-powered generator.
This can be very useful in providing power to sump pumps, refrigerators and lighting in your home. (But don't ever use it indoors.)
Make photocopies of important documents and store them away.
Keep original papers (such as birth certificates, deeds to real estate and insurance policies) in a box that's fire-resistant and waterproof. Place the copies in a large, watertight plastic bag that you can carry with you if you have to leave your house.
Have a well-stocked first-aid kit on hand.
Many larger kits include items such as fire blankets, pain relievers and flashlights. A good resource to have is the Home Emergency Pocket Guide, from Informed Publishing. The 3-by-5-inch illustrated booklet explains how to respond in various emergencies, from treating third-degree burns to administering CPR to a person in cardiac arrest.
Develop a family plan.
In case you get separated from loved ones in an emergency, decide ahead of time on a place to meet up. Designate a relative or a friend who lives in another state as the person your family members can call to report their location and condition.
Prepar, Plan and Stay Informed - Here is a very handy check list.
When preparing for a possible emergency situation, it's best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth. Go visit Ready America.
A nurse discovered a safe easy way to remove ticks where they automatically withdraw themselves when you follow her simple instructions. Read this one as it could save you from some major problems.
Spring is here and the ticks will soon be showing their heads. Here is a good way to get them off you, your children, or your pets. Give it a try.
Please forward to anyone with children, hunters or dogs; or anyone who even steps outside in summer!
A School Nurse has written the info below--good enough to share--and it really works!
"I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great because it works in those places where it's sometimes difficult to get to with
tweezers. Between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc."
"Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me." "Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her
back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used this method and immediately called me back to say, "It worked!"
Please pass on. Everyone needs this helpful hint.