REPORTER FILE PHOTO Short-term rentals, many of them booked through online services, consumed much of the Town Board’s time in 2016
The Town Board meets almost every Tuesday of the year in work sessions and presides over regular meetings about twice a month, taking on issues for discussion and drafting and voting on new legislation.
In 2016, the board aired concerns on, among other topics, preservation of the Island’s heritage and site plan review for new commercial ventures; crafted a budget for 2017; looked into the need — or not — of allocating extra funds for road paving; and discussed the short-term rental situation that consumed the board’s time and energy from early June and is still unresolved. (more…)
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Receiver of Taxes Annemarie Seddio.
Carols, colored lights, frantic shopping, family visits, holiday cheer and — oh, right, one more certainty associated with the season: a notice to pony up and pay your taxes. (more…)
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Pandion owner Richard Hogan shows one of the early versions of his plans for the development on the former St. Gabriel’s site.
The Town Board moved the St. Gabriel’s development application another step forward Tuesday, briefly going from a work session into an official meeting, to vote to unanimously approve a wetlands permit for the project. (more…)
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Attorney Albert D’Agostino, representing neighbors objecting to a proposed community housing structure, was cut short Tuesday night by Planning Board member John D’Amato.
An attorney representing residents who object to a proposed community housing application faced hostility from one member of the Planning Board Tuesday night. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Richard Hogan at an earlier Planning Board presentation of his plans for development of the former St. Gabriel’s site on the banks of Coecles Harbor.
The Planning Board on June 14 set a public hearing on the Richard Hogan’s proposal for development of the former St. Gabriel’s property. (more…)