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Commissioner of Public Works Jay Card Jr. has declared a snow emergency as of midnight tonight. He and Police Chief Jim Read are telling residents to stay off the roads except in cases of extreme emergency.
Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar announced Monday afternoon that Town Hall will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, due to the weather forecast.
The Town Board work session, scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
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Shelter Island Town Hall
Two unusual occurrences took place at the Town Board’s regular meeting Friday.
The first was two split votes from a board that almost always votes unanimously, and the other was a member discussing reasons for voting against a resolution after the votes were cast, when rules of order call for a discussion to take place before the vote.
According to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, there have been 972 resolutions put to a vote by the board since January 2015 with only four — until November 18 — not receiving unanimous approval. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. with secretary Debra Speeches, made an unsuccessful bid for raises for both to exceed the 2 percent given to other town employees.
The Town Board is proposing a $10.77 million budget representing a 5.7 percent increase in spending over last year. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | The town often has to wait months for payment of garbage bag sales from the IGA.
At Tuesday’s work session, the Town Board returned to the issue discussed last week of the IGA ordering town garbage bags but taking months to pay the town back. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board will reconsider when driving on town beaches will be permitted.
Fishermen who packed the Town Hall meeting room Friday were met with confusion by the Town Board, which was unprepared for a public hearing on proposed changes to regulations for driving on the beach.
It was up to several audience members to point out discrepancies in public information disseminated on the topic. Supervisor Jim Dougherty adjourned the public hearing with promises by him and other board members to straighten out the confusion. (more…)