The Town gets serious about...

Sunday, March 06, 2011

The Town gets serious about...

...the "Eruv threat" after being casually dismissive in addressing the East End Eruv Association's application last November.

It had come as scant surprise, then, when E³A filed a civil rights lawsuit against Southampton Town and the Villages of Westhampton Beach and Quogue in January.

The best that the late Town Attorney Michael C. Sordi could come up with last Fall was that the proposed boundary would violate South­ampton's sign code.

Ennnt! That was a non-stopper!

The Town Board, having (for now) just dodged Nancy Genovese's $70 million bullet, on Friday retained the services of Jaspan Schlesinger to represent them in the action initiated by E³A.

We don't know whether the Town is in the best hands available in this matter, only that we're much better represented now than we were.

If politics make strange bedfellows...

Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and Southampton Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer too do Rotary Club community functions like the 19th annual Spaghetti Dinner at the CCD Center on Quiogue.

Everyone who was anyone was at "Meatball Madness," including Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst (was was not anticipating having her photo snapped) and Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer (who was).

OtBB has been assured that nothing should be inferred from this chance interaction.


1. Linesider36 said...

For the record "Sunday" should be "Sundy."

In this instance, absolutely! And I know that... unfortunately my ieSpell-checker didn't and changer it when I wasn't paying attention. Bad ieSpell! Bad blogger!

Thanks for the sharp(er) eyes.

2. Beth Flanagan said...

We had good attendance at the dinner, despite the threat of rain all day!

The Westhampton Rotary Club certainly appreciates the community support for our fundraising to support our charitable works.

Of course you do... and Jeanne and I appreciated the opportunity to visit with some friends and meet some new folks.

3. Jeanne Speir said...

Plus, the meatballs and company were GOOD. Thanks to the Rotary for services past and present.

4. The Quiogue Kid said...

Damn... as the 1973 Rotary "Boy of the Year" I missed meatballs? Damn... damn!

Good ones, too!
– Dean

5. Tugboat Bertha said...

I don't understand what E³A is suing about? They didn't ask for anything yet, did they? And nobody said "no" yet did they? So on what grounds are they suing the various municipalities?

Indeed! Their request was to Village of Quogue and Southampton Town, so naming this Village is, in this non-legalistic view, bogus, and, as OtBB noted several months back, the first thing that should happen, is that Westhampton Beach should be removed from the lawsuit.

But what do I know?! But I have every confidence that Special Counsel Anthony B. Tohill has a handle on this matter.

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