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Has common sense disappeared or has my patience for foolishness waned?
I’m a political junkie and always have been. As I watch the comedy play out on the national stage, I can only celebrate that on the local level, we are blessed with many talented and caring people willing to give up time and energy to bring intelligence and thoughtfulness to the process of governing. (more…)
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John Hallman at the October 2014 hearing on the draft irrigation law. Mr. Hallman warned the Town Board it would be creating problems if it endorsed the proposal.
That’s how long town officials had between the time an irrigation code on inground sprinkler systems was adopted in 2003 and the September 1, 2013, deadline when homeowners would have to stop using them. (more…)
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Irrigation Committee member John Hallman has been alone among his colleagues calling for a ban on irrigation systems Island-wide.
What started as a simple investigation into whether automatic irrigation systems should be banned on Shelter Island has led to a wider and significantly more important subject about water quality. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Town Hall.
At its work session Tuesday, the Town Board hashed out ideas for finalizing an irrigation law and an agenda item called “large home regulation.” (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A public hearing will be held Friday on a new irrigation law for Shelter Island.
Town Board members will listen to public comments about proposed changes to the irrigation law at a 4:55 p.m. hearing Friday at Town Hall. (more…)