Greenport Village Government
Due to overwhelming popularity, tall ship El Galeon to remain another week in Greenport for extra toursShip manager Fernando Viota announced that the El Galeon will remain at Mitchell Park Marina through Sunday, Oct. 30.
- The project, which has stirred controversy at recent village trustee meetings, would lay a power cable from Fifth in Greenport to Shelter Island.
Greenport’s short-term rental owners are ‘open’ to rental fees and permits, they say at public input meetingShort-term rental owners showed up to speak out last night in front of the Greenport Village Trustees, voicing a willingness to enter into a rental permit/fee system if it means they get to keep their rentals.
- Greenport Village Mayor George Hubbard Jr.’s first budget will be aired at a public hearing Thursday evening beginning at 6 p.m.
- There will be a planned interruption of electric service in the Village of Greenport Thursday morning beginning at 3 o’clock.
- The planned switchover of power load this morning from transformer two to transformer one did not go as planned, Mayor George Hubbard said in an interview this morning. The village will make another attempt, likely next week, after workers figure out what went wrong
- Greenport Village officials have gotten dozens of emails and phone calls from people opposed to the idea of the village allowing a helipad to be built on the Carpenter Street property of a local business.
Greenport loses power during storm — the day before planned power outage will affect village electric customersLast night’s storm knocked out power in Greenport Village for 35 minutes. Another power outage — this one planned —will affect customers during the overnight hours again tonight.
- The planned service interruption is needed to transfer the system load to transformer one, which has not been in service since last summer’s 14-hour outage. The plan for the transfer drew scathing criticism from former trustee and onetime utilities director William Swiskey.
- After a public hearing where residents voiced concerns about traffic and parking impacts of a proposed 16-room hotel, restaurant and retail shop on Front Street, the ZBA initiated SEQRA review and asked the developer to submit an updated traffic impact study.
Greenport trustee plans to live webcast Feb. 17 ZBA meeting where new hotel application is to have public hearingGreenport Trustee Doug Roberts, an advocate of live webcasting key village meetings as a good government initiative, plans to live webcast the Feb. 17 ZBA meeting, where a potentially controversial hotel application is on the agenda.
- Greenport has been named 2015 Port City of the Year by Tall Ships America, the organization that brought the Tall Ships Challenge to the North Fork village in July.
Plan to improve lots at Greenport LIRR station and charge for parking there is authorized by village trusteesGreenport Village is seeking to lease from the MTA most of the parking areas around the LIRR station, which would become paid parking for all but village residents under a plan pitched by Trustee Doug Roberts.
‘Home ownership is life-changing,’ Habitat director tells Greenport officials as they embark on talks of partnershipHome ownership often means the difference between stability and upheaval — and for children especially it can mean the difference between long-term success and failure.
Plan for three-story hotel, restaurant & retail shop on Front Street set for village ZBA variance hearing February 17Hearings on variance applications for Fifth Avenue subdivisions were postponed and a hearing on a variance application for a Front Street hotel was scheduled by the village ZBA for Feb. 17 at the red school house.