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Shelter Island Town Hall
Two unusual occurrences took place at the Town Board’s regular meeting Friday.
The first was two split votes from a board that almost always votes unanimously, and the other was a member discussing reasons for voting against a resolution after the votes were cast, when rules of order call for a discussion to take place before the vote.
According to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, there have been 972 resolutions put to a vote by the board since January 2015 with only four — until November 18 — not receiving unanimous approval. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A contentious meeting was held at Town Hall yesterday.
The normal sense of calm, civility and courtesy among Town Board members was broken at the Tuesday work session, replaced by raised voices, accusations and sarcasm.
A resident near the end of the meeting joined in, loudly castigating the board for wasting time and failing to act on important issues. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Highway Department workers on St. Mary’s Road last summer.
Two documents were on the desk in front of Supervisor Jim Dougherty at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. Mr. Dougherty asked his colleagues if he should sign them. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Highway Department workers on St. Mary’s Road Monday morning.
A detailed study has given the condition of Shelter Island roads a passing grade.
But another conclusion of the study is that if steps aren’t taken soon to upgrade the 53 miles of town roads, the cost to redeem them when they go wrong could be astronomical. (more…)
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Town intern Henry Read, getting to the bottom of the road infrastructure of Shelter Island.
Henry Read parked along the side of Hay Beach Road on a hot day last week as light filtered through a canopy of trees.
Walking the length of the street and back, his eyes scanned the intricacies of the road. But Mr. Read wasn’t just going for a summer stroll, he was working. (more…)