One Year Dock Moratorium

Vote Is Unanimous

Photo of Three Mile Harbor and bulkhead with dock.
During the moratorium, the East Hampton Town Trustees will conduct an inventory of all docks in waterways under their jurisdiction, among them Three Mile Harbor. Photo: Durell Godfrey

Town Trustees Push Pause on Some Docks

By Chris Walsh

The East Hampton Town Trustees voted unanimously on Monday to enact a one-year moratorium on construction of docks, catwalks, floating docks, floating structures, and floating platforms in trustee waters.

The moratorium, effective immediately, comes a month after the trustees voted 5-to-3 to approve construction of an 80-foot floating dock on Three Mile Harbor, the first such approval in more than three decades. That vote spurred the trustees’ clerk to instruct his colleagues to form a committee to study the matter and issue a recommendation.

The pause on new docks applies to residential property, and not to commercial properties or to duck blinds.

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