Greenport Village Mayor George Hubbard is hoping to use some of the $1.3 million the village received from the Long Island Power Authority and PSEG-Long Island to do drainage projects at numerous road-ends in the village, in hopes of preventing contaminants from being carried into surface water when it rains. READ
Concerned about the amount of drinking at past events, the Greenport Village Board is planning to reduce the hours where residents can carry open containers of alcohol at this fall’s Maritime Festival. READ
As the ever-expanding use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers — with their attendant noise, dust, and substantial pollution — has become an increasing problem for communities all across the country, Greenport Village’s recent decision to shelve consideration of a local law restricting the use of such blowers might be seen as a significant step backward. READ
Greenport Village Trustee Mary Bess Phillips said the board needs to review the 42-year-old section of the village code pertaining to mass assemblies, such as concerts, in light of a Dec. 18 pop-up concert at the North Fork Art Collective building on Front Street. READ
The Greenport Village Board will not be enacting laws to ban the use of gas powered leaf blowers, the board decided at its work session Thursday. READ
The Greenport Village Board will hold a public hearing next week on a proposal to limit the use of the leaf blowers in the village.
But don’t worry, your lawn mowers are safe, despite what the hearing notice says. READ
The Greenport Village Board is planning to hold a public hearing on a proposal to create more time-limited parking in the IGA parking lot.
Trustee Doug Roberts has proposed several ideas to eliminate some of the traffic and parking problems in downtown Greenport, such as establishing a bike rental, but so far, none has gained support from a board majority.
A petition signed by more than 100 people is asking Greenport Village to “ban, restrict or curb” the use of gas-powered leaf blowers within the village boundary.
(Update: 2 p.m.) — Village officials announced Wednesday a plan to reconfigure the Adams Street parking lot to prohibit vehicles from exiting onto Main Street will not move forward.