Westhampton Beach’s proposed acceptance of a deal with the East End Eruv Assn. to allow an eruv Jewish religious boundary is probably similar to a deal signed by Southampton last year. WHB is withholding terms of the contract from the public and press.
Dirty political tricks, including refusal to hold a town hall on the proposed eruv Jewish boundary in Westhampton Beach and hiding aims of the Maria Moore administration until just before the June 2 trustee meeting and June 17 election, mar the proposed settlement.
The battle over the proposed eruv Jewish boundary in Westhampton is a national issue since rejection would undercut eruvim nationwide. Officials and media have short-changed residents on information on this issue. (1 reader comment)
Westhampton Beach board wants to approve an eruv deal with East End Eruv Assn. but a vote is needed at its meeting June 2. Could be a battle since an estimated 95% of residents oppose an eruv. New York Times has assigned a reporter to the story.
The Westhampton Beach board, hoping to take the same deal as Southampton and Quogue, says it will allow an eruv Jewish boundary to avoid possible millions in fees. But a vote by Trustees June 2 is needed.
Mayor Maria Moore of Westhampton Beach announced she will seek re-election to another two-year term. Candidates must file by 5 p.m. today, May 13. Also seeking re-election are trustees Ralph Urban and Charles Palmer. Election is June 17.
The Westhampton Library board and citizens engaged in another shouting match at last night’s meeting, the board sticking by its resolve to remain self-appointed and citizens saying it’s about time the community was listened to.
Westhampton residents who are steaming at rejection of their demands for an elected library board are also angry that the library plans to spend $1 million on a parking lot and $623K on interior redesign on six-year-old building.
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