- Highlights of yesterday’s regular meeting, including a vote to hire Dunn Engineering to complete a traffic study for Mattituck hamlet with funds provided by a state-funded Suffolk County grant.
- It’s that time of year: the first meeting of the new year means completing organizational tasks necessary for government function in the year ahead.
Supervisor’s proposal to revise code for craft beverage industry brews controversy — even without a moratoriumThe supervisor exchanged words with Councilman James Dinizio, who took issue with the need for revamping the zoning code as it pertains to craft beverage business such as wineries and breweries, and with representatives of the L.I. Wine Council.
- The Southold Town Board last night voted 4-1 to approve a $44.07 million operating budget for 2017, increasing spending by 1.29-percent and raising the tax rate by 7.57-percent over this year. Councilman Bob Ghosio cast the lone dissenting vote and Town Justice Louisa Evans was absent.
- A handful of residents turned out yesterday evening to voice concerns about the tax increase called for in the town board’s proposed 2017 operating budget.
- The Southold Town Board will hold a public hearing on its 2017 proposed budget today during two sessions, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Southold Town Hall.
Town adopts $44.07 million preliminary budget for 2017, a 1.29-percent rise in spending and 7.57-percent tax rate hikeThe 2017 preliminary budget will be the subject of a public hearing set for Nov. 9 in two sessions, one at 4 p.m. and one at 7 p.m.
- Highlights of actions taken at the Sept. 21 regular meeting of the Southold Town Board: three new cops and a youth director hired, wildlife manager position created.
- Southold officials say the town will most likely have to pierce the .68-percent tax levy limit set by the state for 2017, due to cost increases that it can’t avoid, while at the same time maintaining the town’s high credit rating and general fund reserves.
Year-round beach parking stickers, deer harvesting and hamlet parking restrictions: Southold town board wrapSouthold Town will open its cooler for harvested deer storage in the evenings during October this year, hoping it will boost participation in the deer hunting program during that month.
- Land use issues dominated the town board’s hearing agenda last night.
After radio fails cop struggling with violent prisoner, Southold PBA renews call for transmission system repairsThe communications consultant the town intends to hire to assess its police radio network says town should prioritize fixing its failing transmission system over replacing dispatch equipment.
Fishers Island residents express concern over healthcare at Southold Town Board meeting held on the island yesterdayFishers Island community members expressed concern that their health needs are not being met under New York State insurance at yesterday’s annual Southold Town Board meeting held on Fishers Island.
Town Board wrap: Affordable housing code change delayed, resident renews call for more police at CR 48 intersection of last summer’s deadly limo crashSouthold Town Board June 14 meeting wrap-up: affordable housing code to have second public hearing; Cutchogue resident renews complaints about police enforcement at intersection of CR 48 and Depot Lane; holiday fireworks and parade set.
- Here’s a summary of key actions taken by the Southold Town Board at its regular meeting yesterday afternoon at Southold Town Hall. The board: set a May 31 public hearing (7:32 p.m.) on a proposed code amendment to allow smaller housing units at a higher density (up to 36 units on any one site) in order to ...