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12/14/16 12:00pm
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The Town Board decided Tuesday to set up a new committee to vet clean water projects.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The Town Board decided Tuesday to set up a new committee to vet clean water projects.

Ticks and water quality were on the Town Board’s Tuesday work session agenda.

The board heard a report from Animal Control Officer Beau Payne on efforts to calculate the number of ticks on the Island and strategies in 2017 to reduce their population (see  previous story).

With the passage in November of a law allowing the town to take up to 20 percent per year from the Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for clean water projects, the board agreed to set up a new committee to identify and vet the projects.
Until the election, the CPF was used solely for purchasing, preserving and maintaining open space through a real estate transfer tax. (more…)

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09/28/16 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at it work session Tuesday. From left, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Mary Dudley, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Coucilman Paul Shepherd. Not shown, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

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The Town Board at it work session Tuesday. From right, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Mary Dudley, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Coucilman and Paul Shepherd. Not shown, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

At its Tuesday work session, the Town Board moved from theorizing on how to restrict short-term rentals to concrete proposals to draft legislation.

Specific restrictions on licensing, advertising and signage, the number guests and how many times a homeowner can host guests within a calendar year were put in writing and distributed to board members. (more…)