Last week, the Suffolk County Legislature authorized the county’s share of the funding for the joint $6 million purchase, the cost of which it is splitting with Southampton Town. The Town Board approved its share of the funding last May.
Acquiring and preserving the 29-acre property has been a topic of discussion for nearly five years, as officials negotiated with the owners, 6 Pierrepont LLC in Brooklyn. As part of the deal, the town has agreed to sell three acres of the former motel property to the Westhampton Cemetery Association, allowing for an expansion of the graveyard.
The property, which housed the Bailey Motel before it was razed in early 2010, is bordered by Montauk Highway,... more