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06/08/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

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…)

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05/31/17 10:00am
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.

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…)

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03/15/17 12:00pm
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Rain, and not much snow, fell on the Island all day Tuesday.

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…)