The Sag Harbor Village Board will meet Tuesday, September 14, at the Sag Harbor Firehouse on Brick Kiln Road, Mayor Jim Larocca announced this week.
The change in venue from the Municipal Building, where the board had only recently begun to meet again in person, is due to the persistence of the coronavirus and its variants, the mayor said.
“The hope is we can create with spacing and other prudent measures, a setting where people can be comfortable, safe, and we can have better interface,” Mr. Larocca said. Attendees will have to be vaccinated and wear masks, he added.
The mayor said the move has been undertaken as a precautionary measure, not because there has been a local spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, but because the number of cases continues to rise in Suffolk County.
“Like everyone else, we are watching the patterns of this virus,” Mr. Larocca said, adding that Sag Harbor “was not exempt” from potential outbreaks.
The mayor said he expected the new arrangement to be in place for the next couple of months, depending on whether the number of infections remains high or declines.
An agenda was not yet available for Tuesday’s meeting, which starts at 6 p.m., but the board is expected to continue hearings on a proposed waterfront overlay zoning district that has been in the works since last fall.