COURTESY TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND A chart of results from the Deer & Tick survey released last October.
For the second month in a row, members of the Deer & Tick Committee tried to answer a question: Should Animal Control Officer Beau Payne spend part of his work hours hunting, especially during the February-March so-called “nuisance hunt” permit season? (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its January 19 meeting. From left, Councilman Albert Dickson, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Gary Gerth and Councilman Jim Colligan. Not shown, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams.
At its January 19 meeting the Town Board unanimously passed a resolution expanding the Community Housing Board membership from five to seven, in the hopes that professionals will be added to the CHB to help initiate an affordable housing plan for the Island. (more…)
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO At the last Town Board meeting of 2017, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Supervisor Jim Dougherty received proclamations for their years of service to Shelter Island.
Three departing public officials were honored during the last Town Board meeting of 2017 held on December 28. About 25 members of the public were present. (more…)
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…)
COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT A look at the ongoing monitoring of St. Mary’s Road traffic through the years.
Reduce the speed limit, ban trucks from certain roads and call out the companies that employ truckers who speed and use Island roads illegally.
Those were some solutions from residents and Town Board members aired at the board’s Tuesday work session to stop what they see as tragic accidents waiting to happen on St. Mary’s Road and New York Avenue. (more…)