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03/19/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Building Inspector Reed Karen made a case to the Town Board Friday for hiking building permit fees that have been unchanged for 10 years.

JULIE LANE PHOTOBuilding Inspector Reed Karen made a case to the Town Board Friday for hiking building permit fees that have been unchanged for 10 years.

Citing permit fees that are far below those charged by other area towns, Building Inspector Reed Karen proposed a revision that would raise costs, while still keeping them at a reasonable level for low-priced projects. (more…)

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11/07/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Town Hall.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Town Hall.

Islanders could be seeing increases to fees charged when applying for building permits for renovations and new construction.

But Building Inspector Reed Karen believes his suggestions will result in fairer fees than currently exist.
It’s not about to gouging property owners, Mr. Karen told the Town Board at its October 31 work session. “I’d simply like to make it fairer,” he said. (more…)

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06/19/17 11:59am
JULIE LANE PHOTO At back-to-back seminars last week, David Brignati of Newport Ventures outlined new New York State building codes intended to save energy.

JULIE LANE PHOTO During morning and afternoon seminars at the library last week, architect David Brignati outlined new New York State building codes intended to save energy.

New state regulations on energy conservation, in effect since October 2016, are causing consternation for architects and contractors and concerns for building department officials charged with enforcement. (more…)

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06/06/17 8:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Recently appointed Shelter Island Fire Marshall Arthur P. Bloom.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Arthur P. bloom, recently appointed as Shelter Island Town fire marshal.

The Town Board voted unanimously on June 2 to appoint Arthur P. Bloom the first official fire marshal in Shelter Island’s history. (more…)

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04/19/17 10:15am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

For the second time since it closed a public hearing on the proposed short-term rental (STR) law, the Town Board allowed audience members to comment at Tuesday’s work session. (more…)