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Beach Improvements And A Plan for Discounted Village Parking

Huntington Town Board approves new measures at a recent meeting.

Gold Star Battalion Beach Credit: Pam Robinson
Gold Star Battalion Beach Credit: Pam Robinson

Town of Huntington residents can expect a new marine launch, a plan for discounted meter parking in Huntington Village, patrols that enforce Town Code regulations in waters within 1,500 feet of the village shoreline, and more.

That’s according to the Huntington Town Board, which announced the following measures from its April 8 meeting:

  • appropriated $170,000 from the Parks and Recreation Capital Reserve Fund for annual sand replenishment at West Neck and Hobart Beaches and for the purchase of a new marine launch to replace the existing, 30-year-old one used in conjunction with the Town’s launch program out of Gold Star Battalion Beach.

  • authorized the allocation of $300,000 from the Environmental Open Space and Park Improvement Fund for the installation of bioretention swales for sustainable storm water management, landscaping and brickwork as part of the Gerard Street Parking Project.

  • approved the acquisition of a small parcel owned by the Greenlawn Water District for an expansion of Phragmites Park in Centerport.

  • approved a resolution asking that state Environmental Conservation Law or state regulations be established to regulate the catching of sand sharks (also known as smooth dogfish) and to require that those caught unintentionally be returned immediately to the waters without unnecessary injury.

  • authorized executing a contract with Parkmobile USA Inc. to provide a mobile phone application for persons to pay for metered parking in Huntington Village and at the Huntington Long Island Rail Road station. Under the proposed agreement, which would have no cost to the Town, residents will receive a five-cent discount on Parkmobile’s convenience fee.

  • declared April organ donation month in the Town and reminded residents to add their names to the New York State Donate Life Registry.

  • authorized entering into an agreement with the Village of Huntington Bay under which the Town will patrol and enforce Town Code regulations in waters within 1,500 feet of the village shoreline.   

  • granted a five-business-day extension for senior citizens receiving the Enhanced STAR or senior citizen exemption on their property to pay their property taxes.

  • reappointed Peggy Boyd, Alicia Lawrence and Elizabeth Hubbard and appointed Pilar Moya-Mancera to terms on the Affordable Housing Advisory Board.

  • scheduled a May 6 public hearing on a proposal to restructure the General Services Department into seven separate divisions, each with their separate duties and obligations, and to create a second deputy director position to help administer the department.

CAPICU April 25, 2014 at 01:42 PM
I wonder what "Parkmobile" USA Inc." convenience fee will be? I Guess the town will have to replace all the meters and make them accessible via the internet. How much cost will that be to the tax payer ?
Scott MacDonald April 26, 2014 at 08:46 AM
They are ruining our village. Have you seen these horrible new meters? They are tall dark rectangles, about 4 feet high. First trees are removed, then ugly planters that are now crumbling, where trees once stood. Now these parking meter tombstones will be lining our streets, and we will be paying much much more, to park in our own village, as taxpayers. Hey, there's nothing like needing to whip out one's phone during a nice dinner or film, to refresh the meter. Seriously? Is there ANY regard for quality of life in this town anymore? The Paramount has taken a giant dump on us, and Petrone and his cronies keep chipping away, as they don't even live here, and don't care. $$$$$ Perhaps it's time, after 23 years as a business and homeowner in this village, to think about Vermont...
GLENN April 26, 2014 at 05:32 PM
Don't give any discounts, as a matter of fact raise the price keep the trash out!

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