The Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton stand in full support of a condemnation of the 4,000 ft. stretch of beach known as “Seaview”” that was recently awarded ownership to adjacent homeowner’s associations in February of 2021 by a ruling of the New York State Supreme Court. The more recent decision of September 14th by the New York State Court of Appeals, denied a hearing of both the Town and the Trustees motions to appeal.
Despite the ruling, Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc has vowed to aggressively pursue the right for all residents of East Hampton to have access to our beaches.
The Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton remain committed to protecting the right to free access to our beaches and will work with the Town Board to ensure that our traditions are not forfeited to privatization.
—Francis Bock, East Hampton Town Trustees Clerk
Press Release from East Hampton Town
East Hampton Town Will Continue Fight Against Privatization of Ocean Beach
Following a denial of EH Town’s bid to appeal a court decision that gave ownership of a stretch of Napeague beach to nearby property owners, the Town Board will pursue options, including condemnation