AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.
At its work session Tuesday, the Town Board looked at the case of a property on Peconic Avenue, owned by William King, which Building Inspector Chris Tehan had discovered violated environmental law by building in restricted wetlands.
Mr. Tehan issued a stop work order on construction when he discovered that the owner was building a patio in the restricted area without a wetland or a building permit. (more…)
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Ken Pysher of the Water Advisory Committee questioned Monday if the town code is lacking in restrictions on constructing pools near wetlands.
The Water Advisory Committee wants to meet with the Conservation Advisory Council to determine if there’s a hole in the town code that needs to be plugged.
The subject is swimming pool construction in areas adjacent to wetlands. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ed Brown reflected on his years of service, and wanted to scotch a rumor or two.
To say that Councilman Ed Brown plays his cards close to the vest might be an understatement.
A Town Board colleague heard from friends of Mr. Brown and his wife, Cheryl, who had had dinner with the Brown’s Monday night, less than 24 hours before Mr. Brown surprised everyone by announcing he would resign his seat. “He didn’t mention a word about resigning” to his friends, the colleague said. (more…)
COURTESY ART | A rendering of an aerial view of the plans for the Shelter Island Historical Society’s headquarters on south Ferry Road.
Not an easy decision
To the Editor:
As of December 31, I will be leaving my position as Town Councilman due to personal reasons.
This was not an easy decision for me as the town and its people are very much an important part of my life. It has been an honor to serve for the last 15 years. (more…)
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The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed methods to limit the size of houses.
At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, Councilwoman Chris Lewis noted that you can’t be in the post office for very long these days without “someone telling you how Shelter Island is changing before their eyes. We’re just trying to put a few brakes on.”
She was speaking of a subcommittee made up of herself, Town Attorney Laury Dowd and Councilmen Paul Shepherd and Peter Reich who have been tasked to come up with plans to reduce the sizes of new houses on the Island. (more…)