Trustees Elect New Deputy Clerk

The East Hampton Town Trustees elected a new deputy clerk at their organizational meeting on Monday. Jim Grimes, who was elected to the nine-member body in 2015 and re-elected two years later, was nominated to be one of the trustees’ two deputy clerks. Brian Byrnes made the nomination, which was seconded by Rick Drew, a deputy clerk who was also nominated. Bill Taylor, the other deputy clerk, was nominated for that role by Susan McGraw Keber. Susan Vorpahl nominated Mr. Drew. 

A vote by paper ballot followed. Mr. Grimes received seven votes, Mr. Taylor five, and Mr. Drew four. Mr. Grimes and Mr. Taylor will serve as deputies to Francis Bock, who was re-elected clerk, or presiding officer. The clerk’s annual salary is $23,201. Deputy clerks are paid $18,934. Each of the other six trustees is paid $8,060 per year. 

In other news from the meeting, the group set the annual lease for trustee-owned parcels at Lazy Point in Amagansett at $1,786 per year, representing a 2-percent increase over last year.