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There’s promising news in the way of grants for Islanders whose aged septic tanks need replacement.
The newly established Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board, at its June 1 meeting, was leaning toward awarding grants to offset the cost to residents of updating their septic systems. But before funds can leave town coffers, the board has to determine how and when the grants would be given. Members also must establish a way to ensure that after new systems are installed, they are properly maintained by homeowners. (more…)
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To the Editor:
Through the process of reviewing the DJTM Enterprises vetting process, everyone who signed a petition opposing the company’s affordable housing proposal was well informed on the Community Housing Board activities prior to signing. Hundreds of people who live on the Island became better informed about the floating zone and what its impact could have been on the northern section of Route 114 on a one-third acre parcel. (more…)
BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Saving our most precious natural resource continues to be a battle.
Coming into focus
At a recent social event, Councilman Jim Colligan was speaking informally to some constituents about the glacial pace government normally employs.
Mr. Colligan said that the present Town Board is prepared to change that. One way of achieving a more streamlined way of doing business is to focus on key issues, rather than take in every suggestion and recommendation, beat them to death in endless work sessions and then hold up fingers to gauge the wind of public approval or disapproval. (more…)
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Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. hails 2014 real estate sales, resulting in record CPF money.
After struggling for three quarters in 2014, Shelter Island real estate professionals turned the corner in sales during the fourth quarter, demonstrating a 7.3 percent increase in money generated for the Community Preservation Fund during the year. (more…)
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The Center Post Office.
To the Editor:
Last Friday I spoke before the Town Board and voiced my concern about sharing the revenues from the CPF real estate transfer tax between purchasing of development rights and open space with water quality initiatives. Thanks to The Reporter for covering our discussion in the online article, “Resident: Don’t change Community Preservation Fund.” (more…)