The former Meson Ole building, where village authorities allege multiple code violations. (Credit: Paul Squire)
The Greenport Village Board has authorized taking legal action against the owner of a building that used to house a Meson Ole restaurant to force him to address code violations at the abandoned building.
The vote to OK legal action was approved unanimously at Wednesday night’s board meeting. (more…)
Allison Williams films a scene for HBO’s “Girls” outside Claudio’s in Greenport in June 2013. (Credit: Claire Leaden)
With an increasing number of production companies eyeing Greenport as a scenic location for photography, TV and movies shoots, the Village Board wants to establish guidelines for filming in the village, which is not addressed anywhere in the current code.
A law that would require production companies to acquire permits before shooting, that has been under consideration by the code committee for some time, was presented to board members Tuesday night. (more…)
Greenport vacation homes advertised on airbnb.com.
Unable to reach a consensus on how to manage short-term rentals, Greenport’s code committee, which met before the work session, will open the discussion to the public before inking any draft legislation. (more…)
Greenport coach Jack Martilotta is running for Village Board trustee. (Credit: file photo)
Another hopeful is vying for a spot on the Village Board in the upcoming March elections, ensuring the races for two trustee seats will be contested.
Jack Martilotta, a science teacher and football coach in Greenport, said he is running to help improve the village’s infrastructure and to do his part to keep the community vibrant.
Widows Hole Oyster Company owner Mike Osinski pleads with the board to let his wetland application move forward earlier this year. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)
Greenport Village is appealing a state Supreme Court decision that found the board mishandled the issuance of a wetlands permit submitted by former trustee Mike Osinski to expand operations of his business, Widows Hole Oysters. (more…)
Greenport Village Board members approved a new union contract Monday. (Credit: Cyndi Murray photo)
Greenport Village and its civil service employee union have reached a contract agreement, marking the end of a nearly five-year negotiation battle.
The Village Board ratified the contract, which includes pay increases for the workers, in a unanimous vote during Monday’s regular meeting. (more…)
Sixth Street resident Doug Roberts says he hopes to improve communication between village government and the public if he’s elected village trustee. (Cyndi Murray photo)
A Greenport resident publicly announced his run for trustee in the 2015 village election Monday night.
Doug Roberts of Sixth Street said during the public portion of Monday night’s Village Board meeting that he hopes to improve communication between village government and the public if he is elected trustee.
He’d also look to add more educational programs at the village recreation center. (more…)
Portions of Moores Lane in Greenport will be repave prior to winter. (Cyndi Murray photo)
Village Board members approved up to $120,000 in spending to repave two roads in Greenport prior to the winter.
The board voted 5-0 during a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to pave portions of Moores Lane, as well as a small portion of Main Street from Bridge Street to First Street. (more…)
Greenport vacation homes currently listed on airbnb.com.
Although Greenport has long been a hot spot for vacation rentals, the increasing popularity of websites that allow homeowners to lease their properties on a short-term basis has residents and village officials concerned.
On Monday, the Village Board agreed to revisit its zoning code on short-term rentals amid the rising use of websites like Airbnb, which allow homeowners to lease their properties for a little as one night. The conversation was prompted by complaints from residents and village officials alike that the hotel-like operations are disrupting otherwise quiet neighborhoods. (more…)
The Greenport Fire Department station on 3rd Street in Greenport Village. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
Plans are in the works to upgrade Greenport Fire Department’s 3rd Street firehouse.
The renovation options are estimated to cost $1.9 million for smaller updates up to $7.1 million for the construction of a new headquarters, according to the village. (more…)