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Enforcement of Beach Parking Begins

TOWN OF EAST HAMPTON
159 Pantigo Road
East Hampton, New York 11937
 
 
 
PETER VAN SCOYOC                                                                                          (631) 324-4140
Supervisor                                                                                     pvanscoyoc@ehamptonny.gov
 
APRIL 28, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
TOWN POLICE, ORDINANCE OFFICERS AND STATE OFFICERS ON PATROL AFTER BEACH PARKING RESTRICTIONS ENACTED EARLY
 
Enforcement of summertime beach parking restrictions began early in East Hampton Town, on April 24, to limit crowds in order to ensure proper social distancing during coronavirus pandemic
 
177 tickets for parking-related violations issued on Saturday, April 25
 
Enforcement of beach parking restrictions that limit certain areas at town ocean and bay beaches or road ends to those with resident or non-resident stickers, as posted at each site, began last weekend as East Hampton Town moved to limit the numbers of people at particular sites in order to maintain the minimum recommended “social distance” of six feet between individuals in order to prevent transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
 
In addition to initiating early enforcement of the beach parking restrictions, East Hampton Town closed the unrestricted section of the Kirk Park parking lot in Montauk, limiting parking there to residents only, and restricted parking in areas of Montauk adjacent to beach or park accesses.
 
The Town also recently announced that the sale of non-resident parking stickers has been suspended until further notice, and that expired nonresident stickers will not be automatically extended, as is being done for other town permits.
 
In addition to the enforcement of parking regulations by town officers, increased monitoring by state patrol and park officers at the state parks in Montauk resulted in the closure of the parks when they reached maximum capacity.
 
“I am pleased to see the State increase its staffing and enforcement presence within parks under their jurisdiction in response to our requests,” East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said. “The Town will continue to seek compliance with social distancing guidelines and parking restrictions and consider further actions as necessary to protect public health.”
 
Supervisor Van Scoyoc has authorized police overtime that will enable four additional police officers and two additional Marine Patrol officers to be assigned on both Saturdays and Sundays.
 

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