What Our Readers' Think: Summer Building Moratorium

A round-up of reader comments.

On Monday Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch published an article about Dune Road residents who say construction noise has become too much to much of a nuisance and would like to see a construction moratorium put in place during the summer months. 

The article generated a number of comments as did a post on East Hampton Patch asking readers if they would support a construction moratorium during the summer. 

The following is a round-up of reader comments. Feel free to add to the conversation by posting your thoughts in the comment section below. 

 wrote, "Under no circumstances should Dune Road or any other area have restrictions that are stronger than those for the town in general. Weekends, or just sundays, should possibly be more restricted than the rest of the week for the comfort of ALL residents, not just those whiners who show up every summer with their overblown sense of entitlement."

 said, "Why bother spending all that money on a summer home if you can't enjoy it in peace.? Perhaps our money is better off spent in manhattan where people already don't care about their neighbors."

 said, "I'm quite sure their homes construction took place during the summer...wonder if the neighbors had halted that construction if the Oxenhorns or Silvers would have been very understanding. Think not."

 said, "I would love not work in the summer as long as the neighbors complaining will pay and support my family for 12 weeks in summer."

 said, "No, a moratorium is idiotic."

 wrote, "A very bad idea! Though it would be nice if workers could wait to start work until 8 am on Sunday mornings, but that's just me. Most of us out here need to work very long days in the summer, and that includes weekends. It's a fact of life out here."

 added, "The idea of a moratorium at this time in the economic life of this community is preposterous! Finally, things are moving again and to stop it would be very damaging to those who need these jobs."

 said, "There has got to be a balance. I am not in construction, but in motel business. We are a tourist town, like it or not. My summer clients are awakened every morning at 7 am., they listen to the saws hammers ,bulldozers ,music & foul language of the crew next door. Ihave installed a.c at my cost & lowered the rates to the clients in the room next to the project."





pat July 21, 2012 at 07:31 PM
It seems as if we are ridiculously catering to the summer population by even thinking of such a ban. People who work do need to eat year round. As for spending all that money on a summer house and not being able to "enjoy it," you must live in a bubble elsewhere.
Irina Richardson July 21, 2012 at 08:32 PM
If the construction going on has a permit, then the neighbors should be notified of pending construction. There has to be some kind of open dialogue and consideration between neighbors. I say this for all residents of any community, be they permanent or seasonal. Now, if there is no permit, then the municipality can stop construction until one has been gotten.
eh July 22, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I'd prefer a moratorium on rude behavior - especially on the roads, when that's done, re visit getting a real train schedule out here to decrease the number of cars !


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