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Tesla to Install Charging Stations in East Hampton Village Lot

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 06:10
Tesla will get a 15-year lease to a municipal lot on Osborne Lane and an option to renew for five more years.
Durell Godfrey

An agreement that will allow Tesla, the electric vehicle company, to operate charging stations in the municipal parking lot on Osborne Lane in East Hampton Village was approved by the village board on Friday. 

The village will provide Tesla with a 15-year lease to the property and an option to renew for five more years, according to Marcos Baladron, the village administrator. Tesla plans to install 12 charging stations for Tesla models, and four that will accommodate other electric cars. The company will pay for construction, the electricity provided, and landscaping.  

Public hearings were held on proposals to increase the cost of an excavation permit, and prohibit placement of any shrubbery, hedges, trees, vegetation, rock walls, or fences within a village right of way, to revise the minimum specifications for the construction of curbs and gutters, to authorize a property tax levy in excess of the state cap, and to clarify that a village beach parking permit is required from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lot 1 at Main Beach. After no residents voiced objections, the board approved each proposal. 

Anne Chaisson, the executive director of the Hamptons International Film Festival, announced that, starting Wednesday and continuing through Aug. 25, it will hold weekly showings of family-friendly films at 8:30 p.m. in Herrick Park. The surf film "Endless Summer 2" will be shown this week, and movies such as "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," "Dirty Dancing," and "Grease" will follow. A story elsewhere in today's paper offers the full schedule. The showings will be free, but for those who want to ensure they get a space close to the screen, the organization will provide two rows that can be reserved for a fee. 

A June 18 public hearing was scheduled for a proposal to remove a requirement that applications for the use of Herrick Park be filed with the East Hampton School District.

The board hired Lincoln IT, an East Hampton computer consultant and accepted its $18,000 proposal to perform an assessment of the village's computer systems. 

Finally, the board accepted the resignation of Ken Wessberg, the chairman of the planning board, and appointed Robert Caruso as his replacement.



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