There are two open Board of Trustees seats in Southold this year. The four-year term has a salary of $20,355. Incumbent trustees Glenn Goldsmith (R, C, I-Mattituck) and A. Nicholas Krupski (D, Cutchogue) are both seeking a second term to the position.
Incumbent town assessor Richard Caggiano (R, C, I-Southold) is seeking another four year term at a salary of $80,603.
After longtime tax receiver George Sullivan decided not to seek reelection this year, he was replaced on the ticket by Kelly Fogarty, (R, C, I-Mattituck) a certified public accountant. The tax receiver earns a salary of $42,075.
The Democrats did not select a candidate for tax receiver, assessor or a second trustee position.
The Southold Town trustees have a new boat that will help keep the Peconic Bay clean.
Last Thursday, the 23-foot boat built in Rhode Island was delivered to the Cutchogue Harbor Marina, where the trustees were waiting for it on a chilly morning. The boat, which will be based at the marina, will be used as a “pumpout” facility for recreational boats in the bay that need their toilet holding tanks pumped out. READ
Last week, for the first time, the Southold Town Board required a waterfront building project to install an alternative on-site wastewater treatment system.
It was one of two conditions the board set in granting approval for a coastal erosion hazard-area permit. The project in question involves demolition of an existing single-story waterfront beach cottage near Kenney’s Beach in Southold, and construction of a new one on a piling system. READ
The Southold Town Trustees brought another recommendation before the Town Board on Tuesday, calling for a comprehensive coastal resiliency policy.
The Trustees are asking for an independent group tasked with the goal of developing that policy for the town code. READ
The Southold Town Trustees are recommending that the Town Board put forth legislation that would require any new construction, replacement of a dwelling or major remodeling within the trustees jurisdiction to install innovative or alternative wastewater systems.
Shellfishing and adding new bulkheads were among several issues discussed by this year’s Southold Town Trustee candidates Saturday at a community forum in Orient.
After three deployments — two to Afghanistan and one to Guantanamo Bay — Charles Sanders wants to educate the community about the events that led up to and followed Sept. 11, along with the current war and detention operation at GTMO.
East Marion residents packed Wednesday night’s Board of Trustees meeting to oppose a 28-building spa and wellness center first proposed in 2003 — and Board President John Bredemeyer noted discrepancies in the proposal itself, putting any approval for certain permits the project needs on hold until a later date.
A majority of the seats in the Southold Town Hall meeting room were occupied when the last agenda item during Wednesday evening’s public hearing was called: a wetland permit and coastal erosion permit for the proposed hotel, wellness center and spa — locally known as the Oki-Do.
The audience, almost entirely comprised of East Marion residents, all felt similarly about the project: it doesn’t belong in their hamlet. READ
After 42 years of combined service, three members of the Southold Town government — trustees Dave Bergen, Jim King and assistant town attorney Lori Hulse — are leaving their positions in the new year.
Flyboarding may require trustee approval in Southold Town. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)
The Southold Town Trustees are asking that Town Board members consider legislation that would require any business proposing flyboard operations in town waters to first get approval from the Trustees. (more…)