Town Board Tracker

Where does each candidate for Town Supervisor and Town Board stand on the future of the airport?

Jeff Bragman | Independent | One-Year Aircraft Holiday
TEMPORARY AIRPORT COMPROMISE

Peter Van Scoyoc | Democrat
KEEP THE AIRPORT OPEN; EXPERIMENT WITH REGULATIONS

Ken Walles | Republican
KEEP THE AIRPORT OPEN

Town Board Candidates

George Aman | Republican
NO PUBLIC COMMENT

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez | Democrat
KEEP AIRPORT OPEN AND REGULATE NOISE

Joe Karpinski | Republican

KEEP AIRPORT OPEN WITH FAA REGULATIONS

Cate Rogers | Democrat

AIRPORT COMPROMISE; ALLOW LOCAL PILOTS 

John Whelan | Independent
AIRPORT COMPROMISE; ALLOW LOCAL PILOTS 

Supervisor Candidates

Details On Candidate Airport Stances

George Aman
Aman has not taken a public stance on the Airport, but the Republican Party has favored keeping the Airport open and operating.

 

Jeff Bragman

Bragman favors a one-year compromise that would ban jets, helicopters, seaplanes, and commercial flights at East Hampton Airport while accommodating small plane, local pilots. After the one-year “air traffic holiday,” he believes the Town should make more permanent decisions about Airport regulations or closure

 

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez

Burke-Gonzalez favors maintaining airport operations on a modified basis. She supports imposing aircraft curfews, shortening the runway at the Airport, and putting restrictions on--but not immediately banning--helicopters, jets, seaplanes, and commercial flights.

 

Joe Karpinski

Karpinski has publicly supported keeping the Airport open.

 

Cate Rogers
Rogers favors maintaining the airport operations to accommodate small, local pilots. She supports imposing flight curfews, restricting Airport access for helicopters, jets, and commercial flights, and purchasing the Montauk Airport. Rogers also favors buying the Montauk Airport to ensure Town control over air traffic. 
 

Peter Van Scoyoc

Van Scoyoc has not come out with a plan on the future of the airport to date. He supports a two month airport closure, and favors experimenting with regulations like curfews and flight restrictions to see what policies will reduce air traffic and noise pollution without impacting Montauk. Many speculate that Van Scoyoc will purchase the Montauk Airport to ensure Town control over air traffic.

Ken Walles

Walles has said he will fight to keep the airport open.

 

John Whelan

Whelan favors closing the airport temporarily and reopening it to accommodate small plane, local pilots. He supports banning helicopters, jets, seaplanes, and commercial flights, and purchasing the Montauk Airport in order to close it.