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08/01/18 10:28am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding making the case opposing purchasing Vincent Novak’s property before the Town Board Tuesday.

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Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding making the case opposing purchasing Vincent Novak’s property before the Town Board Tuesday.

Those in favor and opposed to the acquisition of a half-acre property to preserve along Fresh Pond using Community Preservation Fund (CPF) money brought some new arguments to the Town Board Tuesday.

Judging from comments by board members, there’s no clear indication which way the vote will go on the possible acquisition of 48 Lake Drive owned by Vincent Novak. (more…)

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07/19/18 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Vincent Novak asking the Town Board Tuesday to discuss his proposal to sell his property to the town in public rather than private.

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Vincent Novak asking the Town Board Tuesday to discuss his proposal to sell his property to the town in public rather than private.

The Town Board changed the lead item on its Tuesday work session agenda concerning a land preservation proposal two hours before the one o’clock meeting. The board moved the discussion from a public airing of the matter to an executive, or private, session. (more…)

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04/11/18 8:00am
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.

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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…)

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02/07/18 10:21am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Gordon Gooding.

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…)

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01/08/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon GoodingPreservation Fund Advisory Board Gordon Gooding won Town Board approal Friday for the acquisition ofan open spaces waterfront lot on Congdon Road near the town dock.

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…)