JULIE LANE PHOTO
Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding shows new signs to be erected at town-owned sites purchased with CPF funds. Pictured with him is committee member Kathleen Gerard.
The Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board (CPF) has purchased land to preserve open space on Shelter Island. Now the CPF is focused on developing stewardship plans for some of the properties to maintain them and provide access to the public. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Gordon Gooding.
Two town committees that are, in many ways, on the same page when it comes to improving water quality and preserving land, are in different chapters when it comes to handling debt service. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding
It had been estimated that the town had $440,000 to spend on projects in 2017 aimed at improving and protecting water.
But Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding reported last week that the actual amount the town could have spent in 2017 was $410,550. Former supervisor Jim Dougherty had put forth the $440,000 estimate for water quality projects in 2017. (more…)
At the recent public hearing on a law to authorize town-funded rebates for homeowners who upgrade cesspools or conventional septic systems to nitrogen-reducing systems, Gordon Gooding said the resolution was shortsighted and would prove to be ineffective. (more…)
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO A new idea to protect the Island’s ground and surface waters has been voiced.
While the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board pushes forward with plans to offer grants to Island residents and business owners to upgrade their septic systems, a Hay Beach man believes many Massachusetts communities are proceeding in a better direction. (more…)