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05/03/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Developer Richard Hogan (left) discusses his concept for a community dock to serve homeowners who buy lots at the former St. Gabriel’s site. Looking over the conceptual proposal at Monday night’s Waterways Management Advisory Council are (from left) Marc Wein, Mike Anglin and Alfred Loreto.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Developer Richard Hogan (left) discusses his concept for a community dock to serve homeowners who buy lots at the former St. Gabriel’s site. Looking over the conceptual proposal at Monday night’s Waterways Management Advisory Council are (from left) Marc Wein, Mike Anglin and Alfred Loreto.

There’s no pending dock application yet, but developer Richard Hogan got some advice from the Waterways Management Advisory Council (WMAC) Monday night about what might hold water as he considers “a concept” for a community dock in Coecles Harbor.

His planned development for five houses on the shores of Coecles Harbor calls for a single community dock that remains his preference. But he has had inquiries from potential buyers of lots about their putting in their own docks. (more…)

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12/09/15 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Issues surrounding the Silver Beach lagoon were discussed at Tuesday's Town Board work session.

COURTESY PHOTO | Issues surrounding the Silver Beach lagoon were discussed at Tuesday’s Town Board work session.

Renovating the Silver Beach lagoon seems to be a non-starter after Tuesday’s Town Board work session.

A January 29, 2016 public hearing had been scheduled to discuss plans to make the lagoon more accessible to boats and solve problems with empty slips, old gear in the water, illegal subletting [of town-registered moorings] and boats bumping into each other. The cost of the project was estimated at about $25,000, which would come out of the town’s Waterways Fund to complete dredging and install pilings. (more…)

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11/18/15 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Supervisor Jim Dougherty was absent.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Supervisor Jim Dougherty was absent.

A brief Town Board work session Tuesday took up a plan proposed by the Waterways Management Advisory Council to dredge and add pilings at the Silver Beach Lagoon.

The plan would, according to the WMAC, “solve problems with empty slips, old gear in the water, illegal subletting [of town-registered moorings] and boats bumping into each other.” (more…)

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04/07/15 2:00pm

Waterways Management Committee members want to codify their stance on boat lifts, concerned that with increased requests for them, they need to establish limits so  boats aren’t dangling throughout the area, blocking pristine water views. (more…)

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01/14/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Waterways Management Advisory Committee member William Geraghty outlined a plan to upgrade the Silver Beach Lagoon town landing for his colleagues at Monday night’s meeting.

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Waterways Management Advisory Committee member William Geraghty outlined a plan to upgrade the Silver Beach Lagoon town landing for his colleagues at Monday night’s meeting.

Shelter Island’s Waterways Management Advisory Committee is asking the Town Board to approve spending between $20,000 and $22,000 to upgrade the Silver Beach Lagoon town landing. (more…)