Chapter Co-Chair Mike Bottini leads in recent East Hampton Star editorial. They write, “One of the people who have been thinking a lot about a proposed surf club on the old East Deck Motel site at Ditch Plain in Montauk stopped in at The Star office the other day to point something out. Mike Bottini, an outdoorsman and member of the Surfrider Foundation’s local chapter, laid out a set of
As you know, a corporation known as ED40 has prepared a set of plans that call for the redevelopment of the former East Deck Motel at Ditch Plains in Montauk. ED40’s application to the Town of East Hampton for special permits necessary to proceed with their project had been scheduled for review by the Town’s Planning Board on Wednesday evening, September 17. Strong community opposition to the ED40 plan has caused ED40 to reconsider its plans and ask for and receive an adjournment of the September 17 meeting. This means that the Planning Board will NOT be reviewing their application this Wednesday evening and there is no need for Surfrider members to attend the meeting on September 17.
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION POSITION ON THE ED-40 PROJECT:
MAKE IT A PARK
The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people through a powerful activist network of local chapters with over 250,000 members throughout the world.
The Eastern Long Island Chapter of Surfrider Foundation has carefully reviewed the ED-40 proposal and concludes that this property would make an excellent acquisition for a community park. Our conclusion is based on the fact that the property is situated not only in a VE18/AE15 FEMA Flood Zone but, with the exception of a small corner of the property that is not being proposed for new structures, is entirely within the “Limit of Moderate Wave Action (LiMWA) Zone”. This zone describes areas that are not only subject to flooding, but are subject to waves exceeding 1.5 feet in height.
The paddle out at Ditch Plains on Saturday August 30th was a huge success. Coverage here in the East Hampton Star with a great quote by the Chapter’s Jay Fruin. http://easthamptonstar.com/Lead-article/6/Paddle-Out-Save-Ditch-Plain