To get an estimate of just how many deer there are roaming from Laurel to Orient Point, Southold Town’s department of public works will be conducting a deer census next month and is calling on volunteers to pitch in.
The census will also help determine which areas in town need more deer-management efforts. READ
Southold Town is opting to rebid a project to bring solar panels to the town animal shelter in Peconic so it offers both shade for dogs and cuts energy costs.
Neither of the two bids received met the town’s needs, town engineer Michael Collins said at Tuesday’s work session. READ
A stop sign is being proposed to help slow down drivers on Old Sound Avenue just past Love Lane in Mattituck.
The town last week restriped a portion of Old Sound Avenue with arrows and delineated parking spaces to make it more apparent to drivers that the road was one-way westbound up to Westphalia Avenue in response to resident’s concerns. READ
Southold Town officials are moving ahead with plans to meet the demand for more pickleball courts in town. READ
Hashamomuck Cove property owners are moving forward with exploring the creation of a special taxing district to fund a project to bolster their shoreline, which has been battered by years of erosion and increasingly frequent and powerful storms.
There’s no definite plan yet, as critical questions must still be answered and property owners need to organize. In addition, state approvals would have to be secured to create such a taxing district. READ
After four winter storms battered Southold beaches earlier this year, officials will find $10,000 in the town budget for restoration. — READ
Long Island Farm Bureau members met with Southold Town Board members Tuesday to open lines of communication about the ever-changing local agricultural community and legislation that might affect it. READ
Legislation is being drafted at the state level aimed at creating a Peconic Region Tourism Marketing District that would join the five East End Towns, should they choose to participate, in a tourism promotion effort. READ
The Southold Town Board voted to rescind a public hearing on amendments to special events legislation that was set for its Tuesday afternoon meeting. READ
The Southold Town Board may consider additions to town code to make it clear that helicopter landings are not permitted in residential districts. (more…)