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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 The Town Board met in work session Tuesday to discus restricting water usage.
The Town Board, at its Tuesday work session, rejected a call for specific, mandatory water usage restrictions for Island residents. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher wins approval from his colleagues to seek a change in the town code on requirements for building swimming pools in the Near Shore and Peninsula Overlay District.
While continuing to explore alternatives to ensuring all Shelter Island residents have potable water, the Water Advisory Committee (WAC) will ask the Town Board to tweak its general code affecting swimming pool installations in the “Near Shore” and “Peninsula Overlay District.” (more…)
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Test well readings for June performed for the town by the United States Geological Survey showed lower than typical historical water levels for the month, according to Gregory Toner, who compiles the numbers for the Water Advisory Committee. (more…)
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Water quantity levels in test wells for the month of May were generally trending down, according to Water Advisory Committee member Gregory Toner. (more…)