Southold Town passed a $290,000 bond for the increase and improvement of facilities of the Fishers Island Ferry District last Tuesday night.
The bond will cover replacement engines on the MV Munnatawket estimated to cost a maximum of $150,000. The Silver Eel Channel will also be dredged for a maximum cost of $140,000. READ
A public hearing will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, on a proposed revision of the town’s rental permit law.
The law would require owners of rental properties to obtain a permit, adhere to property maintenance guidelines and allow inspections of the property. Rental permit laws have brought crowds of concerned property owners to previous public hearings throughout the past year. READ
Southold Town accepted a bid Tuesday for an audiovisual improvement project that will include installation of higher quality microphones in the lobby and meeting room at Town Hall.
The bid, from Adwar Video of Farmingdale, came in at $51,650. The microphones will be mostly be wired instead of wireless, said Lloyd Reisenberg, assistant deputy emergency preparedness coordinator. The wired mics are more reliable and provide better sound quality, he said. READ
After hearing a presentation on the potential dangers of offshore drilling on the North Fork, Southold Town officials are considering a resolution opposing it.
A representative from Oceana, an international ocean conservation advocacy group, presented its findings about the risks of offshore drilling, including potential harm to local jobs and tourist attractions, during Tuesday’s Town Board work session. READ
The Southold Town Board discussed the possibility of acquiring Cedar Beach County Park — an idea that gained little traction. READ
There are far too many deer in Southold Town, something dramatic has to be done to reduce their numbers, and many residents are tired of talking about the problem and attending meetings where the issue is discussed.
That was the major takeaway at a deer forum held Wednesday evening in Southold Town Hall. READ
On Wednesday, Southold Town will host an important forum on the problems posed by the far too large deer population that is thriving and rapidly growing on the North Fork.
The forum is scheduled for Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. READ
Southold Town will host a forum on deer management Wednesday, Sept. 12.
The meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, will address the excessive deer population on the North Fork.
According to town environmental analyst Craig Jobes, the dramatic increase in the white-tailed deer population has resulted in widespread landscape damage and crop losses, as well as an increase in Lyme disease and vehicular collisions. READ
Southold Town has received additional state funding for the Bay to Sound trail project. On Tuesday, the Town Board approved a resolution accepting $171,963.07 in state grant money, and two other project-related resolutions.
“We received grants two years in a row for different parts of the project,” said John Sepenoski of the town’s geographic information systems. READ
It’s not about food trucks.
Let me start by saying I am 100 percent pro-food trucks at wineries, breweries or even farm stands. OK great; now that I have established that, I will continue. READ