JULIE LANE PHOTO
Joe Denny, who leads the Shelter Island Group for Trail Preservation, showed the Town Board slides revealing areas where volunteers have cleared pathways to trails purchased with Community Preservation Funds.
Trails purchased with Community Preservation Funds are being opened up by members of the Shelter Island Group for Trail Preservation, but Town Board members are cautioning that while the access is positive, there are concerns about too much activity on those lands.
COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor)
Shelter Island real estate professionals who predicted a strong fourth quarter of 2017 after three weak quarters were correct. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Is it use it or lose?
That’s the question members of the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board have about the balance of funding they received but didn’t spend for specific clean water projects during 2017. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Members of the new Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board heard from Bob Eichinger of Roman Stone, a Bay Shore manufacturing company, about septic systems Suffolk County has approved for use.
Members of the new Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board have reviewed new septic systems Suffolk County has approved for installation.
Beginning in August, the county will require builders of new homes to install one of the new systems. The next county requirement will be upgrades to systems where planned construction will increase house size by 50 percent or more. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions and water protection programs.
Shelter Island continued its substantial march forward with Community Preservation Fund receipts up substantially for the first four months of 2017 as compared with the same period the previous year. (more…)