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At the April 14 Village of Dering Harbor Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor John Colby Jr. announced that the board had passed a revised hedge/fence law, enabling residents to now plant hedges with a minimum of a four-foot setback from the front property line, curb, sidewalk or paved street without Architectural Review Board (ARB) review. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., left, with Councilman Albert Dickson, explains that his one-page outline dealing with short-term rentals is meant as a guide for discussion, and not a draft of revisions to the law.
A single sheet of paper representing possible changes to the bitterly fought short-term rental (STR) law that was passed a year ago was distributed at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its Tuesday work session. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams and Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar.
Shelter Island has an opportunity to become $2.2 million richer.
At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, Supervisor Gary Gerth said he had been approached by a Florida cell tower company offering to buy the town’s tower at the Recycling Center for the multi-million dollar amount. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Booking short-term stays on the Island over the internet have proliferated on Shelter Island over the past two summers.
The town’s short-term rental law is getting a tune-up.
Pulled from work session agendas the last couple of weeks to work out details, the short-term (STR) legislation will probably have a provision added that, according to Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., will give some “relief” to Islanders who own only one house on the Island and their residence is “not available for a long-term rental.” (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dering Harbor Village Hall.
Village of Dering Harbor Mayor John Colby Jr.’s recent resolution at a meeting of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association to purchase a pump-out boat was accepted unanimously and $120,000 was allocated from funds available from the East End Economic & Environmental Institute. (more…)