Town of Huntington, NY - News Details

10/24/2018 - Town Board Schedules Public Hearings on Budget, Strengthening Enforcement on Illegal Property Uses, Renames Town “Hauntington” for Halloween

At its October 23 meeting, the Huntington Town Board scheduled public hearings on the 2019 Preliminary Annual Operating Budget and Preliminary Capital Budget for Monday, November 5 at 7:00 PM, scheduled various public hearings for November 8 at 2:00 PM, including a local public safety and quality of life measure, and ceremoniously renamed the Town “Hauntington.”


The Town Board scheduled public hearings at a newly scheduled meeting on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM for the 2019 Preliminary Annual Operating Budget and 2019 Preliminary Capital Budget.


In the spirit of transparency, Supervisor Lupinacci has added a new step to the budget process, including presentations to the Town Board and the public on budget estimates. The budget hearings and presentations will be live-streamed on the Town’s website and government access TV channels, Optimum 18 and FIOS 38 on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM.


The 2019 Preliminary Annual Operating Budget and Preliminary Capital Budget can be found on the Town website on the page for the Department of Audit and Control: The Preliminary Budget for 2019 must be adopted by November 20.


The Board scheduled a public hearing for November 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM to consider amending the Town Code to prohibit properties from being advertised for uses inconsistent with the zoning district in which the property is located: Chapter 198 (Zoning), Article II (Zoning Districts; Map; General Regulations).


“This revision to the Town Code will strengthen the Town’s ability to curb illegal activity, improve public safety and protect the quality of life our entire community should be able to enjoy,’ said Supervisor Lupinacci.


The measure is a result of Supervisor Lupinacci’s coordination with the Town Attorney and the Public Safety Director, in response to residents’ inquiries, to address the issue of large, unruly house parties charging fees for admission, advertised and held at residential properties in Dix Hills.


The Town Board ceremoniously renamed the Town of Huntington the Town of Hauntington for Halloween on October 31, 2018, at the suggestion of a young resident of the Town.


“Angelica Dee Cunningham, a Huntington resident, student and avid trick-or-treater, wrote to my office and asked that we rename the Town ‘Hauntington’ for Halloween,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci, who sponsored the resolution to rename the Town. “The Town Board unanimously voted to start this new tradition -- I commend Angelica’s interest in local civics and I encourage all of our students to follow her lead!”


In other action, the Town Board:


·         Authorized the Supervisor to apply for and receive $500,000 in grant funding under the 2018-2019 New York State Companion Animal Capital Fund for new animal shelter construction.

·         Acting as members of the Board of the Town of Huntington Local Development Corporation, approved the release of funds from the Local Development Corporation, in an amount not to exceed $16,000, to study the sub-surface conditions relating to the feasibility of a parking structure in the Huntington Village downtown area, including the taking of soil borings and the preparation of a descriptive report detailing results by designated locations, a topographic survey, and utility mark-outs prepared.

·         Scheduled additional public hearings for the Thursday, November 8, 2018 Town Board Meeting at 2:00 PM:

o   To consider amending the Town Code to amend certain sign-related definitions; add certain types of signs to be exempt from permit requirements; and revise the fee structure to cover the Town's actual costs of processing sign permits: Chapter 198 (Zoning), Article I (General Provisions) and Article XIV (Signs and Advertising Devices).

o   To consider entering into a license agreement with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9263 for the use of the building located at 319 Cuba Hill Road, Huntington, New York, for a yearly license fee of $1,200 for a term of five years.

o   To consider adding a Stop Sign for northbound traffic on Elm Drive at Forest Drive in East Northport.

o   To consider adding a Stop Sign for eastbound traffic on Ray Place at Harrison Drive in East Northport.

o   To consider adding a Stop Sign for northbound traffic on Wheeler Place at Ray Place in East Northport.

o   To consider the granting of a variance, the issuance of a special use permit, and the execution of a license agreement for the construction of a residential fixed pier and floating dock assembly. Applicant: Jeffrey A. Nichol, Location: 24 Sea Spray Drive, Centerport, NY


In the photo: Letter from Angelica Dee Cunningham to Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci, suggesting the Town be renamed “Town of Hauntington” for Halloween (school name omitted for privacy).