A little more than a week after a contentious election ended with Donald Trump’s victory and incidents of harassment surfaced at North Fork schools, the Greenport Village Board took steps at its meeting last Thursday night to assure all residents that they are welcome.
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Controversy was averted at Thursday night’s Greenport Village Board meeting since trustees didn’t have to vote on a resolution to allow the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation to use Fifth Street Park for its annual Land and Sea Gala.
From left, Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts, Trustee Julia Robins and Mayor George Hubbard at Thursday’s meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
As Greenport Village officials continue talks about cutting their own healthcare benefits provided through the village, the board’s two newest trustees have officially requested to end the practice sooner rather than later.
During Thursday’s Village Board meeting, Trustee Doug Roberts and deputy mayor Jack Martilotta sponsored two separate walk-on resolutions. One would have eliminated health benefits in nine months for board members and the second would have immediately set aside money otherwise used for their own benefits to pay for roadwork and infrastructure repair projects.
Both measures failed by a 3-2 vote without discussion, with Mayor George Hubbard, Trustee Mary Bess Phillips and Trustee Julia Robins voting in opposition.
Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts — seen here being sworn into office earlier this month — has proposed a rule to force Village Hall to respond to emails. (Credit: Paul Squire)
It’s already Greenport Village Hall’s policy to respond to emails as promptly as possible.
That’s not good enough for new Village Trustee Doug Roberts, who announced Thursday his intent to propose a new policy that would force employees to reply to all emails within a few days. (more…)
Potholes, a major campaign issue, are about to get fixed in Greenport. (Credit: Paul Squire)
The sorry state of Greenport Village’s roads — a major issue in the last campaign — is about to get its first big fix. (more…)
Greenport Village Board candidates awaiting election results Wednesday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Greenport Village residents have elected George Hubbard as their new mayor. Newcomers Jack Martilotta and Douglas Roberts also won trustee seats at Wednesday night’s election.
(L-R) Candidates William Swiskey, Doug Roberts, Zuleyha (Julie) Lillis, George Hubbard and David Muarry at a Meet the Candidates night in East Marion last month. Not pictured is Village Trustee candidate Jack Martilotta, who was away on duty with the National Guard at the time of the event. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)
Greenport Village residents will head to the polls today to elect a mayor and two trustees.
Some Greenport Village residents’ utility bills are expected to be higher than usual due to recent snowstorms.
And one trustee wants business owners to shovel a path from the sidewalk to the curb through the mounds of snow that accumulates after streets and sidewalks are cleared.
The former Meson Ole building, where village authorities allege multiple code violations. (Credit: Paul Squire)
The Greenport Village Board has authorized taking legal action against the owner of a building that used to house a Meson Ole restaurant to force him to address code violations at the abandoned building.
The vote to OK legal action was approved unanimously at Wednesday night’s board meeting. (more…)