At its September 5 meeting, the
Huntington Town Board approved a free adoption and spay-neuter event for
National Pit Bull Awareness Month, scheduled various public hearings, including
a hearing to consider removing size limitations on chicken coops and duck
The Town Board scheduled a public
hearing for the Thursday, September 20, 2018 Town Board Meeting at 7:00 PM to consider
removing size limitations on coops, pens or houses in which chickens or ducks
“We like to preserve and enjoy what
open space we can in the Town of Huntington and that also goes for our chickens
and ducks!” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci, who sponsored the humane
resolution to remove limitations on the size of chicken and duck dwellings. “A
resident with the knowledge of best practices on raising chickens came to us
and said the existing law limiting the size of chicken coops didn’t make any
sense, chickens need as much space to roam as possible, and now we’ll be able to
hear what the public thinks.”
The Town Board approved a free spay
and neuter clinic for pit bulls and pit bull mixes for the month of October
2018, in recognition of National Pit Bull Awareness Month, taking place at
North Shore Veterinary Hospital and Little Shelter Animal Rescue. The Town also
approved a free pit bull and pit bull mix adoption event for the month of
October, waiving the $80 fee, which includes the spaying or neutering of an
adopted dog. Both resolutions were cosponsored by Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci,
Councilwoman Joan Cergol and Councilman Ed Smyth.
“A breed once nicknamed ‘America’s
dog’ now suffers from a stigma imposed by the inhumane treatment of cruel
owners. The Huntington Animal Shelter is doing a great job rehabilitating all
dogs that pass through our doors to ensure they are ready for adoption, as
evidenced by our high adoption rate and our ability to take in dogs from other
Towns and find them their forever homes,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci.
“This event, which offers free adoptions, includes free spaying and neutering
for pit bulls and pit mixes, making it even easier for Huntington residents to
find great dogs that are in desperate need of a home.”
“Each October for the past few
years, in marking Pit Bull Recognition Month, the Town has offered free spaying
and neutering for pit bulls and pit bull mixes and waived adoption fees at the
Town’s Animal Shelter. This has proved to be a successful program that has
helped many dogs at the shelter find their forever homes. I hope that this year
is no exception, and that these measures will help overcome the misconceptions
about the breed and encourage people to consider properly trained and
socialized pit bulls as pets,” said Councilwoman Cergol.
“I am happy to partner with the
North Shore Veterinary Hospital and Little Shelter Animal Rescue to conduct a
free spaying neutering program for pit bulls and pit bull mixes to bring
awareness to National Pit Bull Month for all of October. Through this
partnership we hope to see some of these dogs adopted into loving families,”
said Councilman Smyth.
In other action, the Town Board:
to renew debt collection services for one year with Smith Carroad Levy &
Wan P.C. to collect judgments in excess of $56,000 owed to the Town, mostly
from Code violations in District Court.
a Try Hockey for Free Day on October 13 and Learn to Play Hockey program with
the New York Rangers and the National Hockey League at the Dix Hills Ice Rink.
a donation of $100,000 from Half Hollow Hills Little League for lighting
improvements at Otsego Park’s Little League fields.
the Suffolk County Auxiliary Police Unit 2 First Annual Commemorative Holiday
Production on November 17 at South Huntington Public Library.
the Dr. Samuel Teich House, 1090 New York Avenue, Huntington Station as an
Scheduled additional public hearings for the Thursday,
September 20, 2018 Town Board Meeting at 7:00 PM:
consider authorizing various actions be taken upon blighted properties.
consider designating the existing parking lot on the south side of Brightside
Avenue, west of Poe Place in East Northport, as Lot #51, allowing the Town to
assign parking regulations, such as Handicapped Parking and Fire Zones.
consider shortening the No Standing parking restrictions on the north side of
Robert Lennox Drive in Eatons Neck from 355 feet to 155 feet.
consider adding No Parking restrictions on the north side of Norwood Road in
Northport from 290 feet west of Sound Court to 165 feet east of Starlit Drive.
In the photo: Supervisor Chad A.
Lupinacci (center back) presents a proclamation celebrating the 90th
Anniversary of the Huntington Elks Lodge at the September 5 Town Board Meeting
to Alyssa Nightingale (front left), Exalted Ruler, Huntington Elks; John
Safarik (front right), Trustee and Past Exalted Ruler, Huntington Elks; (back
row l-r): Councilman Edmund J.M. Smyth; Councilman Mark Cuthbertson; Councilman
Eugene Cook; Councilwoman Joan Cergol.
2nd Photo (l-r):
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci on August 24 with Tristan, a dog rescued from the
Babylon shelter, still available for adoption; Jerry Mosca, Huntington Animal
Shelter Supervisor with King, a Babylon rescue recently adopted into his