B.A.N. the Gateway Proposal across from Bridgehampton Commons -
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BRIDGEHAMPTON ACTION NOW (B.A.N.) THE GATEWAY PROPERTY ACROSS FROM BRIDGEHAMPTON COMMONS
We won the first battle. Help us to Preserve this high traffic area and Watershed.
B.A.N. supporters with the help of our attorney forced the withdrawal of the Town sponsored PDD Gateway proposal. However, the fight is not over, as a new proposal is expected to be submitted in the very near future. Due to B.A.N.'s vigilance and other concerned community groups, we have opposed any new inappropriate plan in order to protect the critical natural features and rural appearance of the Gateway site.
B.A.N. will work to have the Town Board enact greater zoning protections for this important site. We will also participate in any Planning Board review to make sure that natural features and the watershed are fully protected from harm.
The 1999 Comprehensive Plan already recommends the use of scenic greenways and watershed greenways to protect the features and the rural appearance of the Gateway site. A moratorium and a new Hamlet Study are also possible to evaluate appropriate development of the site.
Residents’ comments in this petition overwhelmingly favor limiting development and protecting the natural features and appearance of the Gateway site. Additional zoning protection is required to stop the following potential impacts:
Water Impact- Water and storm water runoff which threatens the integrity of 5 ponds which connect to Kellis Pond and Kellis Creek. in Bridgehampton are connected.
DISEASE causing BLUE-GREEN ALGAE already growing in many of our Ponds including endangered Kellis Pond, currently on the New York State Impaired List. Existing Set-Backs must be increased to protect this sensitive watershed.
INTENSE TRAFFIC CONGESTION- development threatens to increase the already horrific traffic during the Summer through Fall season. Traffic accidents have increased on Montauk Highway all year round between Water Mill and Bridgehampton in particular. Emergency vehicles, Fire trucks, Police etc. will have tremendous difficulty getting to those in need.
ENVIRONMENT- The commercial development of the site poses a serious threat to Kellis Pond and wetland area which is habitat for wildlife and birds.
ECONOMIC IMPACT DISASTER to MAIN STREET- Commercial development threatens the economic future of the charming retail and antique shops which are the centerpiece of the Bridgehampton . Four retail stores have closed on Main street and most are still unrented. Retail uses should not be introduced. Say no to high end and pop stress that kill local buinesses
Additional zoning overlay restrictions: The Town Board should consider more restrictive zoning overlays to better protect the natural features of the site. If necessary, the Hamlet Study Plan should be updated to reflect current conditions.
PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAILS directed to Town Board Members (listed below) to Bridgehamptonactionnow@gmail.com, and we will hand deliver these email to be sure they are read.
This petition along with personal letters to the following board members will help us to Victory.
CONTRIBUTIONS-in order for us to claim victory, we must see this through to the end with legal counsel, environmental and planning engineers. Checks are payable to Bridgehampton Action Now. Please send your contribution to Bridgehampton Action Now P.O. Box 1245, Bridgehampton, N.Y. 11932-1245.
Thank you again for all your support. We CAN and WILL make the difference
Letters directed to-
Town Supervisor Jay Schneidermanfirstname.lastname@example.org
Board Member John Bouvier- email@example.com
Board Member Julie Lofstad- firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Member Stan Glinka- email@example.com
Board Member Christina Scalerafirstname.lastname@example.org
Town Clerk - email@example.com
Please send a copy of your letter to Bridgehamptonactionnow@gmail.com
Bridgehampton Action Now Committee (B.A.N.-a not- for- profit organization)
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