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Southold Town Board wrap: Jan. 31

The Southold Town Board in its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon at Town Hall took the following actions:

Authorized the issuance of $160,000 in bonds to finance a telephone system upgrade at town hall ($32,900) and to acquire and install a firewall and related software, ($127,100);

Authorized the purchase of a two-acre parcel on Hortons Lane across from McCabes Beach for open space preservation at a purchase price of $30,000 to be paid out of the Community Preservation Fund;

Approved a $30,000 professional services contract with Peconic Land Trust, payable out of the Community Preservation Fund.

Hired the accounting firm of Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck and Company P.C. to audit the town’s deferred compensation plan, at a fee not to exceed $13,000 and Justice Court, at a fee not to exceed $7,500 for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016;

Hired Erica Bufkins as provisional planner trainee at an annual salary of $47,393;
Hired Craig Jobes as part-time environmental analyst for the department of public works at the hourly rate of $27.47. (Councilman James Dinizio voted no.)

Hired Carter-Melence, Inc. to install an ADA-compliant automatic entry door at town hall for $19,600;

Authorized the purchase of a 2017 Grand Cherokee Laredo from Mullen Motors for $26,995 (Dinizio voted no.)

Approved a change order to the engineering contract with L.K. McLean Associates in the amount of $7,035 in connection with highway department maintenance facilities;

Hired Rory MacNish Photography & Video to produce an educational and promotional video about affordable housing for a fee of $3,000;

Appointed Norman “Sam” McCullough as chairperson of the Land Preservation Committee;

Adopted revisions to the town’s unsafe buildings and property maintenance code pertaining to the use of Dumpsters (See separate story);

Adopted a revision to the definition of “demolition” in the zoning code;
See: full meeting agenda and meeting video.