KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS PHOTO | Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport.
On Friday, December 5, the Town Board passed a resolution calling on East Hampton to take control of its airport and “take all necessary measures to ensure that helicopters using the East Hampton Airport do not fly over the lands and waters” of Shelter Island. (more…)
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Disturbing but not surprising news came out of an East Hampton Town Board meeting last week.
It was learned that a program that would have pilots fly routes into and out of East Hampton’s airport that severely limits airtime over residential communities was a spectacular failure. But it wasn’t due to bureaucratic foul ups or incompetence. The program was doomed to failure before the first take off. (more…)
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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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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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…)