MARTIN BURKE First light at Wades Beach.
Although the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board has earmarked $30,000 so the town’s Public Works Department can finish work on a new bathroom at Wades Beach, there are now questions about putting a nitrogen-reducing septic system at the location. (more…)
Dollars for a grant the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board is recommending to match other funds needed to complete the new nitrogen-reducing bathroom facility at Wades Beach (more…)
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The Community Preservation Fund (CPF) was created in 1998 by a referendum in the five East End towns establishing a real estate transfer tax.
The basic plan is the imposition of a one-time, 2-percent tax paid by the buyer. The first $250,000 of the purchase price in East Hampton, Southampton and Shelter Island is exempt for the tax, and $150,000 in Riverhead and Southold. The state collects the tax and each town receives its 2-percent money to purchase open space to preserve. (more…)
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Is it use it or lose?
That’s the question members of the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board have about the balance of funding they received but didn’t spend for specific clean water projects during 2017. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner recently shared information with his colleagues on rising nitrate levels in Shelter Island water.
For years, Islanders have been concerned about the issue of water quantity, dependent on wells and a fragile aquifer. The concern has led to action, with periods of mandatory water use restrictions. (more…)