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04/29/19 2:00pm

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Without a quorum, the Community Housing Board (CHB) could not choose a new chairperson Thursday night. But three members — Mike Bebon, Chris DiOrio and Ed Katta — were able to outline a number of issues on the CHB’s agenda that need attention. These include appointing a new member to replace Mary-Faith Westervelt and a project manager to guide the development of affordable rental units on the Island. (more…)

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03/27/19 2:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Mary-Faith Westervelt

In a surprise move, Mary-Faith Westervelt has resigned from the Community Housing Board (CHB).

The announcement came in a letter to the Town Board announced on Friday.

Ms. Westervelt is leaving the board because of what she termed a possible conflict of interest. (more…)

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03/27/18 2:00pm
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The Community Housing Board (CHB) wants a meeting with the Town Board to discuss goals and concrete measures of support it says is needed to provide affordable living quarters on the Island.

“Unless you have political will, nothing will happen,” said  Chairwoman Mary-Faith Westervelt at the meeting March 22 of CHB, quoting former Councilwoman Chris Lewis on the issue.

“I’m kind of pushy — I like to get things done,” said Gerry Siller, one of the new members of the Housing Board and a former Shelter Island Town supervisor. (more…)

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09/19/17 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO  John Cronin,

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO John Cronin,

John Cronin, who resigned as town engineer September 1, is considering a number of job opportunities, some in the engineering or maritime fields and others not related to either of the two areas that have been specialties throughout his life. (more…)

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05/24/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Housing Board Co-chair Mary-Faith Westervelt discusses a possible project that could — with work — be converted into three affordable housing units.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Housing Board Co-chair Mary-Faith Westervelt discusses a possible project that could — with work — be converted into three affordable housing units.

The Community Housing Board (CHB) may have identified a house in the Center that could be converted to provide three affordable apartment units for families.

But finding the funds for the acquisition is just one of what could be several problems with the property. (more…)