Town of Huntington officials might soon be patrolling the area waters in a new boat.
The Town Board will vote on a resolution at a regular meeting Tuesday to authorize Supervisor Frank Petrone to sign the necessary paperwork to acquire a state-owned 2012 24-foot Boston Whaler with trailer and twin 200HP outboards, at realitively no cost.
Through a program offered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, localities in the state may use state-owned motor boats for marine law enforcement purposes, according to A.J. Carter, the Town information officer.
"Huntington became aware of the program, and applied to participate," said Carter to Patch. "Participating in this program will eliminate the need for the Town to purchase a new boat to replace an existing one that is 20 years old."
If approved, the boat would remain the property of the state and the Town would be responsible for maintenance of the craft.
Huntington's in enforces state and local laws pertaining to water activities within the bays, harbors and waterfront areas in the town's jurisdiction.
Other agenda items of note:
- Authorization of an agreement with the Huntington Village Consortium Group and with Nelson Nygaard for a parking study of Huntington Village.
- Adoption of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation “Climate Smart Communities Pledge” for localities to improve Energy Efficiency and reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions.
- Designation of Sept. 11 as Patriot Day in the Town of Huntington.
- Authorization of a contract for the rehabilitation of the Long Island Rail Road South Parking Garage in Huntington Station with structural preservation systems, LLC.