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The Town Board appears poised to acquire $1.5 million worth of new Highway Department equipment. The only question remaining is whether the items should be purchased with bond money or leased with an option to buy.
Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. last week asked for three new snowplows with sanders, a “brush grinder,” and an excavator with a trailer.
At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, there was a general consensus the acquisition of equipment should be approved. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. outlined an equipment plan he told the Town Board would stabilize budgeting while giving the department what it needs to do jobs safely and reliably.
Shelter Island could be on the road to upgrading its Highway Department Equipment to the tune of $1.54 million in the year ahead. The plan appeared to meet with no resistance from the Town Board at Tuesday’s work session because the actual increase to the budget per year would amount to $2,301. (more…)
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Rain, and not much snow, fell on the Island all day Tuesday.
“Thank God it wasn’t snow.”
Those were the words of Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. whose crews were, nonetheless, kept busy throughout Tuesday’s storm that he estimated dropped 2 to 3 inches of the white stuff before freezing rain turned it to slush. (more…)
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Snow fence — the Center Tuesday morning.
Asked at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday if Shelter Island had dodged a bullet, Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. said, “We’ll take it.” (more…)
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
The late-winter storm striking the tri-state area Tuesday is expected to spare the East End the worst, but dangerous conditions are still expected with high winds and blizzard-like conditions. (more…)