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04/04/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

The Shelter Island Town Board last Friday unanimously adopted an email policy requiring that all such communications be retained for a minimum of six years and that hard copies of documents relating to deeds and decisions be permanently retained. (more…)

03/31/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The public meeting room of Town Hall.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The public meeting room of Town Hall.

Two parts of the Town Board’s March 21 work session focused on transparency and honesty in government.

The board discussed drafting an email policy for town employees and elected officials. Currently there is no policy, except some make-nice instructions to be polite when composing emails. A new policy, with the strength of a town resolution behind it, would align with New York State’s archives act requiring that emails, along with paper records, be preserved. (more…)