The Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton
Update Jan. 26, 2021
The Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton have passed a resolution to approve and enter into the following agreements with regard to the South Fork Wind, LLC's wind farm project. The Trustees had a public comment meeting on Jan 11, 2021 and held the record open for comments through Jan 22, 2021. The Trustees then discussed this matter, took additional public comment and voted to accept the resolution below during their regularly scheduled public meeting on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. This meeting was held via ZOOM in accordance with current Open Meeting Laws.
US Army Corps of Engineers
Regulatory Public Notices: NAN-2020-01079-EME
"The applicant, South Fork Wind, LLC, has requested Department of the Army authorization for construction of a wind energy project including associated structures and facilities in the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Montauk, Town of East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York."
The Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the town of East Hampton represent the original government of East Hampton. The Trustee positions were created and granted sole authority over the Town of East Hampton, by King James II through the Dongan Patent dated December 9, 1686. Although the Nichols Patent had defined the boundaries for the Town of East Hampton in 1666, the Dongan Patent is one of the earliest of the New World documents to provide for a representative government by elected officials in North America. As the original governing body of East Hampton, the Trustees managed and made allotments of the Town's "common lands." Since their creation in 1686, the Town Trustees have continuously functioned as an autonomous governing body and represent an important historic link to the earliest roots of our democratic Nation.