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Town board hires engineering firm hired for Love Lane-Main Road traffic study

Southold is moving forward with the Love Lane traffic study.

The town board voted unanimously yesterday (with Councilwoman Jill Doherty absent)  to hire Dunn Engineering to complete the study with funds provided by a state-funded Suffolk County grant.

Dunn Engineering was one of three firms that submitted proposals in response to a request issued by the town earlier this year.

The move to develop a plan for making the intersection of Love Lane, Main Road and Old Sound Avenue safer — and making vehicle and pedestrian travel in the Mattituck hamlet safter — grew out of a year-long effort by the Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association to examine the corridor and develop proposals for traffic calming and improving pedestrian flow.

The cost of the study is not to exceed $21,990.

In other business, the town board:

  • accepted the resignation of Scott DeSimone as counsel to the board of assessors and appointed attorney James Ryan to that position.
  • authorized the advertisement for the position of member of the zoning board of appeals, with Justice Louisa Evans voting no and Doherty absent; the position is a five-year term and currently pays $14,003 per year.
  • authorized the advertisement for the position of town historian, to fill a vacancy created by the death of town historian Antonia Booth last month.