When Southold Town switched to single-stream recycling in 2014, the benefits outlined were multi-fold: A projected increase of 20 percent in recycling, decreased costs on the overall cost of garbage disposal and added convenience for residents.
Four years later, while recycling has increased, according to solid waste coordinator Jim Bunchuck, unintended consequences and changes in the global market may force Southold Town to reconsider how it approaches recycling. READ
Government liaison officer Denis Noncarrow told board members during Tuesday’s work session that he’s preparing to apply for 2019 Community Development Block Grants on behalf of the town.
He said he’s currently waiting for 2018 funds, amounting to $130,000, to be released to the town. Those funds will be used to repave the parking lot at the Southold Town Recreation Center and install new doors on the south side of the community center that comply with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. READ
The Southold Town Board voted last Tuesday to spend $1.65 million to purchase a development rights easement on a Cutchogue farm owned by Richard James McBride and James Michael McBride.
“We’re lifers out here,” James McBride, who attended the meeting, said after the resolution passed. READ
Town engineer Michael Collins updated the Town Board during Tuesday’s work session on a plan to switch town streetlights to LEDs, which he said will cost about a third less than first projected. READ
A power washer malfunction in one of the town’s highway buildings about a month ago left a very large clean-up job.
Vincent Orlando, Southold Town Highway Superintendent, said that the power washer basically melted, spreading black soot all over the building. READ
Parcels on Fishers Island may now be included in Southold Town Hamlet Density Residential District.
Following a public hearing, the Town Board voted Tuesday to amend Chapter 280 of the zoning code. Currently, Article V states that the purpose of the Hamlet Density Residential District is to permit a mix of housing types and a level of residential density appropriate to areas in and around the major hamlet centers, “particularly” Mattituck, Cutchogue, Southold, Orient, the Village of Greenport and, now, Fishers Island. READ
Earlier this month, Southold Town closed on the former Capital One building on the corner of Youngs Avenue for $3.1 million with plans to move Justice Court operations to a better location, but recent recommendations had the Town talking about what to do with the newly acquired building yet again. READ
Denis Noncarrow, town government liaison officer, and Leslie Kanes Weisman, Zoning Board of Appeals chairperson, met with the Town Board during a work session Tuesday morning to discuss the new special events permit law.
The law was adopted last month, which mainly shifted the decision-making responsibility from Ms. Weisman to the Town Board. A committee of five people was also formed last month to review special event applications and make recommendations to the board before they vote on it by resolution. READ
The Town of Southold is mulling over the idea of replacing its 1,434 street lights with LED bulbs and fixtures.
Initial calculations estimated the project cost at approximately $750,000 and completion time at two to three months. READ