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Sagaponack Residents Rebuff Board's Tennis Court Setback Plan

Village residents angry over legislation targeting tennis courts, The East Hampton Star reports.

Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate's Enzo Morabito sounded an alarm in Sagaponack Village recently to alert property owners of new legislation the Village Board is considering that would make it harder to put in tennis courts — a move he says could knock $1 million off the value of a property, The East Hampton Star reports.

At Monday night's Village Board meeting, the room was packed with residents opposed to the proposal, which would increase the setback necessary for a tennis court to be approved, according to The Star, which reports that Morabito sent a mailer to village residents' P.O. boxes.

The Star reports that Sagaponack Village Mayor Donald Louchheim said the law is aimed as a compromise to curb property owners from covering their entire property with amenities — like tennis courts on lots less than 3 acres — and the legislation is equal to or even less restrictive than the law in neighboring municipalities.

Get the whole story at easthamptonstar.com.

North Fork Bob October 19, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Plenty of people are trying to figure out how to put fuel oil in their homes,gas in their cars and food on the table. Don't really care about overindulged elitists and tennis courts for their second homes
Jerry Can October 19, 2012 at 03:51 AM
The Village should move forward and be weary of alarmist real estate brokers. Their only concern here is the impact on their commissions. Where does he come up with a tennis court knocking off a million dollars from the value of a property? Really!!
rita October 21, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Please have the village move forward with this. Give us our beaches back.

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