JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO | Newly-appointed Mayor John J. Colby Jr. (right) signs oath book July 15, 2017 at Village Hall in Dering Harbor with village attorney, Joe Prokop (left) and Trustee Karen Kelsey looking on.
In a dizzying round of political musical chairs, John J. Colby Jr., the only one of the four members of the Village Board whose seat was not up for renewal in June’s tumultuous election, was appointed as Dering Harbor’s mayor Saturday, July 15 becoming the third person to hold that office in two weeks. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Dering Harbor Deputy Mayor Heather E. G. Brownlie (right) responds to a resident’s question at Saturday’s special meeting of the Village Board by indicating that Kirk Ressler (left) has been named mayor following the resignation of Tim Hogue.
Two days before three write-in candidates who beat incumbent trustees were to take office, the lame duck Village Board appointed one of its own as mayor of Dering Harbor.
The move replaced Tim Hogue, who resigned after the defeat of his party in a rancorous election. (more…)
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Town Board members (from left) Mary Dudley, Paul Shepherd and Chris Lewis joined Planning Board members Emory Breiner and John Kerr Tuesday morning at this property at 71 Nostrand Parkway to discuss open issues affecting applications for a special permit and wetlands permit. Among the issues is resolving ownership since it appears the two structures on the site are listed in different names.
The Town Board anticipates implementing mandatory suspension of aquifer-fed lawn watering by early next week.
Despite some heavy rains in the past week, the Island continues to face drought conditions and a turnaround isn’t likely before the winter, according to long range forecasts, prompting the decision that came at Tuesday’s work session to put the matter to a vote next Tuesday. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Village of Dering Harbor Mayor Tim Hogue.
Tim Hogue, unopposed on the ballot, won a 13th two-year term as mayor of the Village of Dering Harbor in elections held on on Tuesday.
Incumbent trustees, John T. Colby, Jr. and Brandon Rose kept their seats despite challenges. Mr. Hogue and Mr. Colby garnered 34 votes each; Mr. Rose had 36. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Association President Tim Hogue.
The Shelter Island Association will have some ammunition when it goes before the Town Board to discuss issues that Islander’s are most concerned about.
A recent survey conducted by the SIA found the top priorities of Islanders are action on water quality, both for the quality and quantity of drinking water, and the negative effect of wastewater seeping into the ground and surrounding water bodies. (more…)