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07/15/15 1:37pm
07/15/2015 1:37 PM
The Mattituck Park District says it must either sell this parking lot off Pike Street or develop it as parkland. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Mattituck Park District says it must either sell this parking lot off Pike Street or develop it as parkland. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Mattituck Park District residents overwhelmingly approved a proposal to sell the Pike Street parking lot in Mattituck to Southold Town in a referendum last Tuesday.

The vote was 95 to 7 in favor of selling the land for $230,000.

The park district acquired the lot for $2,500 in 1948 pursuant to a special park district referendum, but the 1941 state legislation that created the district requires that it either develop a park on the .75-acre parcel “or divest itself of the parcel,” according to park district attorney David Prokop.

Since the land was never developed as a park, the district decided to sell it.

“We really had no business ever being in the parking lot business, so it’s very refreshing that the people of Mattituck allowed us to do the transfer,” said park district commissioner Jerry Goehringer, co-chair of the three-member commission.

The next step is for the town and the district to close the sale, he said.

The park district owns and manages several parks and beaches in Mattituck and Laurel.

Southold Town already authorized the sale and issued a $250,000 bond, which includes costs like title searches and surveys, and that bond was not challenged in a 30-day permissive referendum, according to town attorney Bill Duffy.

“We have received the contract,” Southold Supervisor Scott Russell said by email after the vote. “If everything goes well, we would hope to be able to close 30 to 45 days from the signing.”

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11/05/13 11:25am
11/05/2013 11:25 AM

Residents looking to cast a ballot on Tuesday for several public offices, as well as a list of ballot propositions can vote in these locations between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Cutchogue East Elementary School

34900 Main Road

Cutchogue

Cutchogue Fire House

260 New Suffolk Road

Cutchogue

East Marion Fireman’s Hall

9065 Main Road

East Marion

Fishers Island Community Center

66 Hound Lane

Fishers Island

Greenport Fire House

236 Third Street

Greenport

Greenport High School

720 Front Street

Greenport

Greenport United Methodist Church

621 Main Street

Greenport

Mattituck High School

15125 Main Road

Mattituck

Orient Public Hall

1160 Village Lane

Orient

Southold Fire House

55135 Main Street

Southold

Southold High School

420 Oaklawn Avenue

Southold

Southold Town Recreation Center

970 Peconic Lane

Peconic

01/15/13 6:00am
01/15/2013 6:00 AM
Republican Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter (left) in debate with Democrat Al Krupski at Martha Clara Vineyards last Monday night, as both men seek the Suffolk County Legislature’s 1st District seat.

TIM KELLY PHOTO | Republican Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter (left) in debate with Democrat Al Krupski at Martha Clara Vineyards last Monday night, as both men seek the Suffolk County Legislature’s 1st District seat.

Polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. today for the Suffolk County First Legislative District special election.

Republican Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter and Democratic Southold Councilman Al Krupski are vying for Ed Romaine’s seat, which he vacated after he was elected Brookhaven Town Supervisor in November.

Board of Elections representatives said Friday that voters will go to their usual general election polling places, except in Ridge, where voting has been moved from the Ridge Firehouse to the Ridge Elementary School, due to damage to the firehouse during Hurricane Sandy.

Voters who are unsure of their polling place can look it up here.

The first district stretches from Middle Island to Fishers Island and includes Shelter Island (until the district lines change next year).

Times/Review Newsgroup will be live blogging from the candidates’ headquarters tonight.

Mr. Walter and Mr. Krupski squared off in a debate Jan. 7. Click here for full coverage.

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