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10/27/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board discussed Tuesday extending an irrigation law moratorium.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board is close to finalizing the 2015 budget.

The Shelter Island Town Board settled on a tentative $9.9 budget for 2015 Friday, with $7.73 million to come from property taxes.

That represents a 5.9 percent increase over the $7.29 million that was raised from taxes to support the current year’s budget. (more…)

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10/09/14 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Town engineer John Cronin (left) and Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. tried to make a case for long-term planning at Wednesday’s budget meeting.

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Town engineer John Cronin (left) and Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. tried to make a case for long-term planning at Wednesday’s budget meeting.

Pay as you go or create a fund for major projects that builds up over a number of years so money is there when the project must be undertaken? It’s a contrast of philosophies in budgeting and at the root of the differences between the Town Board and Highway and Public Works chief Jay Card Jr. and town engineer John Cronin. (more…)

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07/11/14 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Irrigation Committee chairman Thom Milton praises committee members as they wind up their work and prepare to submit a final report to the Town Board.

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Irrigation Committee Chairman Thom Milton praises committee members as they wind up their work and prepare to submit a final report to the Town Board.

There were compliments all around Thursday night as the eight-month-old Irrigation Committee completed its Town Board charge and prepared to recommend that existing automatic underground irrigation systems be allowed if upgraded. (more…)

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04/25/14 3:03pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Irrigation committee member Robert Grosbard wins agreement from his colleagues to begin drafting a report to the Town Board.

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Irrigation committee member Robert Grosbard wins agreement from his colleagues to begin drafting a report to the Town Board.

Eight months into an investigation on whether to implement a ban on automatic irrigation systems, committee members will begin to draft a report to the Town Board in May with an eye toward completing most of it by late June. (more…)

04/22/14 10:52am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

 Deputy Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs has announced that the Shelter Island Town Board work session scheduled for 1 p.m. today has  been cancelled.

The board would lack a quorum since Councilman Peter Reich is on medical leave, Supervisor Jim Dougherty is on vacation and Councilman Paul Shepherd called in sick, according to Ms. Jacobs.