Van Scoyoc Awarded By Wainscott Committee


Members of the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee presented former liaison Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc with their first-ever Liaison MVP award at the committee’s monthly meeting on Saturday.

The award was created in appreciation of the work the East Hampton Town councilman has done with the committee over the last two years.

According to Rick DelMastro, the committee’s vice chairman, the advisory group has been able to accomplish a great deal in the last two years, including the placement of holiday trees along the business district in the tiny hamlet last year. Mr. Van Scoyoc was credited with getting money into the town budget for the trees.

The committee also recently had colorful “Welcome to Wainscott” signs installed at the eastern and western entrances to the hamlet. Councilman Van Scoyoc worked with the Highway Department to move that process forward in getting the signs installed. A farming landscape painting adorns the blue-and-white signs, which the committee dedicated with a plaque.

“It’s really been a pleasure for me to hear your concerns,” Mr. Van Scoyoc told the committee. He then looked at the approximately 1-foot-high cup trophy and said, “It’s going to hold a special place in my heart.”

Saturday also marked the first meeting of the Wainscott CAC for Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, who is the committee’s new liaison, as well as the liaison to the East Hampton Airport. Councilman Van Scoyoc is the new Town Board liaison for the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee.

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