East Hampton, N.Y. – This village of estates and very expensive properties on the far east end, south shore of Long Island had considered prohibiting construction before 9 a.m., for noise reasons, but, heeding contractors’ concerns, decided to continue to allow a 7 a.m. start, recently reported the East Hampton Star newspaper.

At a recent meeting, the East Hampton Village Board moved closer to reducing the hours in which construction and landscaping work could be done in the village. But a hearing on the former debate was closed and reopened after representatives from the affected industries pressed for clarification of the proposed new rules.

Several village officials had met the previous day with folks from the construction and landscaping industries and also with the Village Preservation Society, according to the newspaper.

At the meeting, it was agreed that construction and landscaping work must conclude by 6 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on Saturdays between June 1 and Sept. 15. Such work by anyone other than a tenant or homeowner is prohibited on Sundays. It was also agreed that radios would be banned from work sites.

The newspaper also reported that The starting date in which the restrictions would be in effect was moved from May 15 to June 1.

To read the article in the East Hampton Star newspaper, click here.