Facing opposition from North Fork elected officials, the state parks department announced Tuesday it will withdraw a request for proposals for a Taste NY retail concession center that would have included alcohol sales at Hallock State Park Preserve in Northville.
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell said Thursday he will propose legislation this year to encourage affordable housing development by allowing apartments in commercial properties.
During his annual “State of the Town” at Town Hall, Mr. Russell said he’s proposing to change town code to allow apartments as a primary use in commercial zones. Currently, apartments are only allowed as accessory uses above stores.
In an effort to ease North Fork traffic concerns, a weight-limit restriction could be coming to Peconic Bay Boulevard and a seasonal bus loop may be created to transport pumpkin pickers between Mattituck and Riverhead.
The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will host a forum entitled “All Things Moratorium” Monday, but it might not be what you expect. READ
It’s been nearly two months since Southold Town petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration to reconsider its decision to extend the North Shore helicopter route, which has led to noise complaints from East End residents.
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell made waves in late November when he proposed a temporary moratorium on new winery, brewery and distillery applications, saying the town needs time to revamp the “sparse” codes it has for regulating the industries. It was one of several times this year that the town and local wineries failed to see eye to eye.
Plans for a moratorium on applications for new wineries, breweries and distilleries in Southold Town are dead, Supervisor Scott Russell said Tuesday evening.
Instead, the Town Board is looking to create a broad-based working group to focus on how the code needs to change when it comes to regulating those businesses.
Southold Town is considering special exceptions to allow apartments in commercial zones as a way to create more affordable housing options on the North Fork. READ
Southold Town is looking to step up its water conservation efforts and possibly create a committee specialized in that area. READ
Residents of Southold and East Hampton towns aren’t the only ones that didn’t like New York State’s “I Love N.Y.” tourism signs posted last summer. READ