06/01/14 7:00am
06/01/2014 7:00 AM
The board is proposing to add 'no stopping' signs near the intersection of Love Lane and Pike Street. (Cyndi Murray photo)

The board is proposing to add ‘no stopping’ signs near the intersection of Love Lane and Pike Street. (Cyndi Murray photo)

In an attempt to improve the passage of emergency vehicles, the Southold Town Board is proposing to erect “no standing” signs on Pike Street at the intersection of Love Lane in Mattituck.  (more…)

10/22/13 12:43pm
10/22/2013 12:43 PM

Southold Town is holding a second public hearing tonight regarding a proposed parking ban on Second Street in New Suffolk.

The draft law prohibits parking on both sides of the street from the southerly intersection at Main Street to the northerly intersection at Jackson Street.

Parking conditions on Second Street have caused undue congestion, restrictions on access and maneuverability as well as dangerous traffic impacts, according to the proposed bill.

The public will have a chance to weigh in on the idea during the Town Board’s regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room.

The Town Board is expected to vote on the matter following the public hearing.

09/10/13 11:00am
09/10/2013 11:00 AM

CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | Southold Town is planning to upgrade the Highway Department facility on Peconic Lane.

Southold Town board members are set to vote a measure tonight authorizing $3.5 million in funding for construction improvements to the town’s highway facility.

The aging highway department building on Peconic Lane is badly in need of repairs, according to Highway Superintendent Peter Harris. Mr. Harris has been working with the town for the past year to  budget for the work, which is beyond what the highway staff is capable of doing in-house, he said.

The proposed upgrades include the construction of a metal building containing a welding bay, service bays and administrative space, according to the resolution. The plan also calls for the demolition of the department’s existing fuel storage tanks and the construction of a consolidated fueling station, the document states.

The site would also house a pole barn and an outdoor truck washing area.

Also tonight, the public will have another chance to weigh in on a proposed revision to a parking restriction on Mill Lane in Peconic.

The latest reversion of the draft law would continue to ban parking on Mill Lane from the intersection of Soundview Avenue to the north end of the road and remove no parking signs from Soundview to RT 48, according to the draft law.

Addressing parking concerns on that road has been an uphill battle for residents and town officials.  The board believes the revision will solve the problem created two years ago when the town adopted a policy limiting all parking between Mill Lane and Route 48. The hope was to prevent overflow parking generated by Goldsmith Inlet beachgoers, who residents said littered the roads with trash.

However, that policy created another issue of signage posted every 50 feet long Mill Lane, which residents said made it difficult for guests and service providers to park outside their homes.

At the last public hearing on the issue in June, Mill Road residents indicated to board members that the parking restriction wasn’t warranted on the entire length of the road.

The hearing will be held during the town board regular meeting tonight at 4:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Annex.

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08/14/13 10:00am
08/14/2013 10:00 AM

The Southold Town Board scheduled the next public hearing on a proposed revision to a parking restriction on Mill Lane in Peconic at its meeting Tuesday.

The latest reversion of the draft law would establish “parking by permit only” signs on Mill Lane from the intersection of Sound Avenue and a private road known as Miami Avenue, according to the draft law.

Addressing parking concerns on that road has been an uphill battle for residents and town officials.

The board believes the revision will solve the problem created two years ago when the town adopted a policy limiting all parking between Mill Lane and Route 48. The hope was to prevent overflow parking generated by Goldsmith Inlet beachgoers, who residents said littered the roads with trash. However, that policy created another issue of signage posted every 50 feet long Mill Lane, which residents said made it difficult for guests and service providers to park outside their homes.

At the last public hearing on the issue in June, Mill Road residents indicated to board members that the parking restriction wasn’t warranted on the entire length of the road.

The next hearing will be held Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

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