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…)
COURTESY PHOTO | A group recently met with Islanders to discuss how to save money on their electric bills.
PSEG ratepayers frustrated with high bills that apparently are going to get higher have one means of fighting back, according to Olivia Santoro of the Long Island Progressive Coalition (LIPC).
At the invitation of the Reverend Stephen Fearing of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, a LIPC representative spoke to residents there recently about “PowerUp Communities,” a project designed to arrange for an energy audit of your house. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Ken Pysher crunches well water level numbers provided by the United States Geological Survey.
In what is typically a period of recharge for the aquifer, the latest report from the United States Geological Survey shows increases in 10 well water levels with decreases in only three, according to Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town officials have been meeting to discuss a code change that would create a new, environmentally protected zone.
When the Water Advisory Committee meets later this month, members will weigh in on a proposal to create a new, so-called “fragile” zone, or areas that are environmentally sensitive. This new fragile zone would overlay some current areas already protected, known as the “Near Shore Overlay District.” (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…)