REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Town Board met in a work session Tuesday.
At the Town Board’s Tuesday work session, the members returned to the question of penalizing property owners who break Building Department regulations, especially those who willfully build in restricted areas, such as protected wetlands.
The issue came to a head several weeks ago when it was discovered that Gary Baddeley had ordered construction on his South Ferry Road property without filing plans with the Building Department, and had built past a buffer into environmentally sensitive wetlands. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, right, and candidate Art Williams, after speaking Tuesday to the Women’s Community Club at the Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall.
Incumbent Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty defended his record and candidate Art Williams attacked it.
There were no surprises at a meet-the-candidates luncheon Tuesday hosted by the Women’s Community Club at the Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall. (more…)
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The Town Board work session on Tuesday afternoon. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.
The Town Board presented a trifecta of punishment to Gary Baddeley at Tuesday’s work session, and Mr. Baddeley gladly accepted.
Matt Sherman, who represents the South Ferry Road property owner, said via speaker phone that his client is wiling to do mitigation work on illegal construction at his home, pay a fine of up to $5,000 and perform 20 hours of community service to be completed by the end of the year. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A section of the Town Hall parking lot near Route 114.
New York State will grant the town $100,000 to help pay for replacing the roof of the Medical Center and resurface the parking lots at Town Hall and Police Department headquarters.
Supervisor Jim Dougherty announced on September 17 that a “State and Municipal Facilities Program” grant had been awarded for the amount. (more…)
Shelter Island Republican’s are eager to take on Democrats this fall on issues of money and transparency, said GOP Chairman Bob DeStefano Jr.
Money will matter in the upcoming election for town supervisor.
And Republican candidate Art Williams can win on pocketbook issues, said Island GOP Chairman Bob DeStefano Jr. (more…)