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04/24/15 2:00pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.

The Dering Harbor Village Board has approved an increase in its 2015-16 budget of 1.9 percent – from $318,680 budgeted in 2014-15 to $324,800 — or a difference of $6,120.

The vote followed a public hearing on Saturday morning, April 21 in Village Hall at which Mayor Tim Hogue reviewed the proposed budget, line by line, for the six residents who attended. He said the budget remained relatively flat for the coming year with some exceptions. (more…)

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04/22/15 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The entrance to 13 North Ferry Road.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The entrance to 13 North Ferry Road.

Tuesday at its work session, the Town Board turned to an agenda item —“Uses allowed in a business zone.”

The discussion was spurred by a dispute at 13 North Ferry Road, owned by Dan Calabro. (more…)

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04/17/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO ZBA member Patricia Shillingburg wants to keep the proposed fee structure, not lower numbers as the Town Board has suggested.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
ZBA member Patricia Shillingburg wants to keep the proposed fee structure, not lower numbers as the Town Board has suggested.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is standing firm on its call for fee hikes despite some Town Board members who are suggesting that the proposed increases are too high. (more…)

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04/15/15 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO | JULIE LANE PHOTO The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed ‘proportionality’ — what it means and where it should apply.


The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed ‘proportionality’ — what it means and where it should apply.

When the Town Board struggled last fall with Brad Tolkin’s bid to build an 8,297-square-foot house on Charlie’s Lane, it knew that action wouldn’t end the controversy about how large is too large for Shelter Island. (more…)

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04/08/15 10:03am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. gave a report on the Island's roads to the Town Board Tuesday.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. gave a report on the Island’s roads to the Town Board Tuesday.

The Highway Department did a professionally sound job clearing Island roads of snow during the brutal winter, and stayed within budget to get it done.

But now, “Our worst days are ahead of us,” Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. told the Town Board at its work session Tuesday. Mr. Card was referring to repairing the roads after the destruction winter imposed on them. (more…)