Preview: Greenport Village Board to discuss alcohol on public property

03/18/2013 3:00 PM |

GRANT PARPAN FILE PHOTO | A pint of Greenport Harbor Summer Ale in the tent the brewery set up at Mitchell Park during Tallships last May.

Greenport Village officials are planning to have a draft of alcohol restrictions associated with mass assembly permits ready for review by the board at tonight’s work session, which will be held in the Third Street firehouse at 6 p.m. The draft comes just as the board is preparing to waive the village’s open container law for this September’s Maritime Festival.

Alcohol sales on village property have come under criticism from all three candidates running for Village Board this week.

The board is also scheduled to discuss a proposal from the Greenport Fire Department to beautify the park surrounding the Greenport Visitor’s Dock at the foot of Third Street south of the railroad tracks, which will be dedicated to dockbuilder Lawrence Tuthill Sr.

The fire department plans to engrave a compass in the center paved circle of the park with a quote describing Mr. Tuthill: “with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”

The fire department would also like to install two benches, three tables and a bike rack at the site.

Village administrator David Abatelli also reports that the village carousel’s new lighting has been featured in the new issue of “Merry-Go-Roundup” magazine. The village’s carousel committee is now looking to revitalize the art on the “rounding boards,” brightly painted murals that encircle the carousel above the heads of the horses.

The full agenda for tonight’s meeting is available below.

Greenport Village Work Session Reports 3-18-2013 by Suffolk Times