At a work session Tuesday, Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell unveiled a tentative budget for 2019 of $47.3 million.
The proposed spending plan calls for a 3.7 percent increase in spending and a 2.3 percent tax increase. For homeowners with an average assessment of $6,000, that means an increase of $45 per year, the supervisor said. READ
The Town of Southold has officially closed on its purchase of the former Capital One building on Main Road in Southold. The building will be converted into the new Justice Court.
The property, at 54375 Main Road, became the town’s on Friday after it closed for $3.1 million, according to Town Supervisor Scott Russell. READ
Should the intersection of Route 48 and Route 25 in Greenport be converted into a traffic roundabout? READ
Officials from Southold and Riverhead towns, Suffolk County, and New York State met Wednesday morning to discuss how to address traffic issues on the North Fork.
They agreed on one thing: there’s not one “silver bullet” to completely solve traffic problems, but perhaps a combination of methods, whether they be trolley services or other mechanisms, to mitigate them.
Considering what it would cost to build and maintain a beach replenishment project at Hashamomuck Cove, Southold Town Board members said they are not keen on signing on to using public money to bolster the shoreline.
The east side of Southold Town Hall suffered “considerable water damage” after the pipes froze in a fire suppression system, according to Town Supervisor Scott Russell. READ
Dozens of speakers at a packed Southold Town Hall Tuesday night, including some wearing “Support Local Farmers” pins, urged the Town Board to reconsider its proposed code amendments on winery standards. READ
The Southold Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a 2018 budget of $45.4 million, which will mean a 1.64 percent tax increase for residents. READ
Southold Town’s alcohol farm products working group faces a hefty task. Since May, the group has been trying to develop recommendations on how town code should address wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries. READ
Complaining about the fall traffic has become the norm as the popularity of pumpkin-picking, “agritainment” and vineyards has led to clogged local roads.