Town Notebook: New Rules for Trailers Considered

The town proposes new regulations for temporary trailer homes within the town.

The scheduled two public hearings for April 12 to consider changes in the zoning code as it relates to mobile homes. The first code change would require registration of mobile homes being used as a temporary residence and deemed that fines for non-compliance shall be no less than $250. The second code change relates to how long mobile homes are permitted to be located on a property — 180 days during construction on a permanent dwelling — where they can be located on a property and requirements for maintenance while the trailers are on the premises. The hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

Hilltop Homes
The Town Board held a public hearing a year ago to consider an application by Hilltop Homes to construct apartments on the property located on the southeast corner of East Main Street and Centershore Road in Centerport, across 25A from The Chalet. The request was a change from C-6, general business, and R-80, residence district, to R-3M garden apartment special district for the property. Following the 2010 public hearing, the board reserved decision and allowed itself until April 8, 2011 to make a determination. As it has not yet come to a conclusion, the board approved a resolution extending the decision period for an additional 90 days until July 7.

Homes for Heroes
Councilman Mark Mayoka has scheduled a community meeting for his '. The first recipient of a home adapted for one with a disability will be James Byers, a graduate whose mom is a teacher at The meeting is set for Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. 

Snow Budgets Replenished
The Town Board authorized transferring a total of $1.09 million from snow contingency accounts to cover the additional costs of snow removal because of the four major snowstorms in January and February.

Poetry For the HART
On Wednesday, April 27, the Huntington Town Board will recognize teen poets from the community recently selected for participation in the town's Poetry for the HART Public Art Initiative.The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in West Hills, with the winning teen poets receiving certificates from members of the Huntington Town Board followed by a reception. The award ceremony, reading, and reception are free and open to the public.


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