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Southold Town Board wrap: Jan. 31

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Summary of actions taken at the Jan. 31, 2017 Southold Town Board meeting.

Southold adopts new Dumpster rules, banning front-yard placement for residential properties

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Despite opposition from carting companies and some residents, the Southold Town Board went ahead with adopting new restrictions on the placement and use of Dumpsters on residential properties.

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

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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.

Southold Town Board holds annual organizational meeting, makes appointments, sets salaries

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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 moratorium

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The 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.

Town Board adopts $44.07 million budget for 2017, raising tax rate by 7.57 percent

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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.

Residents sound off about tax hike in 2017 proposed operating budget

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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.

Public hearing set today on Southold Town’s 2017 proposed operating budget

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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 hike

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The 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.

Town board wrap: Southold hires three new police officers and youth director

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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.