Hearing Set on Sag Harbor Waterfront Park


The Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee will hold a public hearing on a proposed waterfront park next to the Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge.

The hearing will be held during the board’s 5 p.m. monthly on April 14.

The proposal, which dates back to the 1990s, is based on plans created by award-winning landscape architect Edmund Hollander in 1996. In concept, the heavily landscaped park area, with walkways and benches, would also include two docks meant for smaller boats such as Boston Whalers. The project has been championed of late by Harbor Committee chairman Bruce Tait, who earned approval from the Sag Harbor Village Board late last year to pursue the public’s opinion on what residents would like to see formally planned as a part of the park. Mr. Tait has also reached out to state officials in the hopes of securing a grant for the project.

In other news, Joe Tremblay, the owner of Bay Burger and one of the founders of the Sag Harbor Oyster Club, has been tapped by the committee to become its newest member. The recommendation will now be considered by the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees, which next meets on April 8.

The Harbor Committee will also hold a work session this Friday at 10 a.m. at which it will discuss an application for a wetlands permit for Sag Harbor Antique Fire Trucks, Inc., which wants to build a build a home for the Sag Harbor Fire Department’s antique trucks at 1827 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

On Monday, the committee appeared in favor of granting the permit provided the development adequately dealt with stormwater runoff and was properly landscaped to protect neighboring residences.