The New York State Department of Transportation has approved Greenport Village’s request for a lowering of the speed limit on a section of Main Road.
The DOT’s regional traffic engineer, M.T. Vijayendran, notified village attorney Joseph Prokop of the decision in a Jan. 30 letter. READ
Greenport Village will see a contested election this year as two newcomers and one incumbent battle for two trustee positions.
Lily Dougherty-Johnson and Cindy Pease Roe announced plans to run alongside incumbent Jack Martilotta, whose four-year term on the Greenport Village Board expires this March. Both Ms. Dougherty-Johnson and Ms. Pease Roe said they’re collecting 50 signatures from village residents to meet the requirement to run. READ
After about six years of discussions and draft proposals, Greenport passed a law regulating short-term rentals in October. READ
Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts, whose four-year term on the board expires in March, has decided not to seek re-election.
Mr. Roberts posted the announcement Monday night on his “Trustee Doug Roberts” Facebook page, which he has used to report village news and take in community feedback. READ
Those problems have gotten a lot of attention from the Greenport Village Board in recent years.
But Flint Street resident Mike Osinski thinks Greenport’s biggest problem is the noise from Long Island Rail Road trains idling at the Greenport station. READ
The Greenport Village Board voted to hire a Mattituck-based architectural firm Monday to act as a site plan reviewer for the village Planning Board. READ
A study of Greenport’s transportation hub around the ferry, bus stop and train station has outlined several options for reconfiguring the area to better accommodate traffic and pedestrian access. One of them would flip Wiggins Street to a one-way street going west instead of east. READ
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will meet with village officials this week to explore the possibility of dredging Sterling Harbor, according to Mayor George Hubbard. READ
The Greenport Village Board will vote on a proposal to regulate short-term rentals in the village at its board meeting Thursday, Oct. 25.
The board has been discussing enacting such a law for six years and held two packed public hearings on the proposal this year.
The village is one of the few East End municipalities that doesn’t regulate short-term rentals. READ
The Greenport Village Board drew another big crowd on the topic of regulating short-term rentals during a two-hour public hearing last Thursday. (more…)