Town to discuss improving water quality at Goldsmith Inlet

How does a DNA test fit in with the town’s effort of protecting water quality at Goldsmith Inlet in Peconic?

It’s all about determining the source of the pollution threatening one of two Southold waterways leading into the Long Island Sound. The other is Mattituck Inlet.

As is the case with every other local waterway, fecal bacteria is found in Goldsmith Inlet. The question is does it originate in nearby septic systems or is it from wildlife? The answer will determine the town’s options for reducing bacteria counts. That will be discussed by Town Board members during their Tuesday morning work session in Town Hall beginning at 9 a.m.. A regular board meeting will follow at 4:30 p.m.

The board is also scheduled to discuss Capital One Bank’s recent decision to close it’s Mattituck banking support center, which will result in the loss of 135 jobs.

Here’s the agenda for the morning session:


IV – 1       9:00      Jeff Standish and Laura Klahre re deer management issues

IV – 2       9:30      Jeff Standish re energy efficiency in town-owned buildings

IV – 3     10:00      Bob Scott re LL/firefighters exemption

IV – 4                    DNA testing at Goldsmith Inlet

IV – 5                    Capital One closing

IV – 6                    Sale of surplus property, SCTM #1000-106-6-2

IV – 7                    Traffic study request at Rt. 48 and Wickham Avenue, Mattituck


IV – 8                    Labor – Matters involving employment of particular person(s)

IV – 9                    Litigation
Hui Hui Yu et al . v. Town of Southold, et al.

And for the evening session:

Southold Town Board Agenda, Sept. 13, 2011