Two items which have sparked fiery debate recently are on the preliminary Huntington Town Council agenda for Tuesday.
After months of back and forth discussion between residents and Town Board members, a vote is expected on a resolution to regulate residential bamboo useage. If approved, property owners and tenants could face fines for allowing bamboo to migrate onto adjourning properties.
With the resolution headed for probable defeat last month, the item was , the sponsor of the legislation. Berland said she would give her colleagues more time to offer suggestions or amendments to the proposed law.
Also at issue Tuesday, the refunding of $24 million in outstanding serial bonds which for approval at a May 8 meeting. Action on the item triggered heated exchanges between board members following the vote.
Requesting more time for review, board members Mark Mayoka and Eugene Cook abstained from voting on the rebonding issue. The move drew sharp criticism from members of the Democratic majority who called it political grandstanding.
On Tuesday, the Town Board is again expected to discuss the possible rufunding of the bonds to finance appropriation, with Cook and Mayoka expected to cast the deciding votes.
Four yes votes are needed for final approval of the resolution.
Town Information Officer A.J. Carter told Patch last week, the resolution to refinance, sponsored by Supervisor Frank Petrone, came at the recommendation of the town's bond advisor and bond counsel at what they felt was the most advantageous time for the refinancing
"Delay exposes the town to potential interest rate fluctuations," said Carter. "The delay will also cost the town at least two weeks' worth of interest savings this year."
Tuesday's meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Agenda