Town of Huntington, NY - News Details
8/8/2019 - Huntington Changes 2019 Town Board Meeting Schedule
At its August 6 meeting, the Huntington Town Board changed the remaining Town Board meeting schedule for 2019, dedicated a street and a park in the names of two community-focused residents, among other Town business.
The Town Board rescheduled three meetings and added a meeting to the Town Board meeting schedule for 2019 to add additional time for the budget review process:
- Rescheduled the September 4 meeting at 2:00 PM to September 17 at the same time
- Rescheduled the November 7 meeting at 7:00 PM to November 6 at the same time
- Added a November 19 meeting at 2:00 PM
- Rescheduled the December 10 meeting at 2:00 PM to December 17 at the same time
The Town renamed
White Pine Court in South Huntington (scrivener's error; changed to Highland Court, Huntington) to be known as Lloyd Frazier Way/Highland Court, after the McDonald’s owner on Chambers Street in Manhattan who saved the lives of a police officer and a fire fighter, pulling them inside his store on September 11, 2001, after the World Trade Center towers fell and the streets were engulfed by blackness. Lloyd Frazier’s McDonald’s restaurant came to be known as a safe haven for all the first responders and workers at Ground Zero , nicknamed “Hotel McDonald’s.” Frazier’s McDonald’s mobile unit provided 700,000 free meals to fire fighters, police officers, emergency responders and rescue workers. Lloyd Frazier, a lifelong Town of Huntington resident, lost his battle with 9/11-related respiratory illness on January 17, 2006 at the age of 53. A date for the dedication ceremony has yet to be set.
The Town renamed Sweet Hollow Park as Alissa Sue Taff Sweet Hollow Park, for the devoted community activist who fostered a partnership between the Melville community, the Town of Huntington and B.A.P.S. Shri Swaminarayan, resulting in the construction of the B.A.P.S. temple on Deshon Drive, allowing for the creation of Sweet Hollow Park on Old Country Road and the Club at Melville senior affordable housing community on Deshon Drive. A date for the dedication ceremony has yet to be set.
In a move to promote tourism in downtown Huntington while taking steps to relieve parking congestion, the Town Board approved a 2-year license agreement for the limited use of 20 spaces in the Town Hall parking lot by the future Huntington Hotel, via valet or parking service on weekends only, from 5:30 PM Friday through 2:00 AM Monday, for an annual license fee of $25,000 the first year and $26,250 the second year. The future Huntington Hotel will be located at the site of the Old Town Hall at 227 Main Street in Huntington.
“This administration is working to take every step we can to alleviate the parking congestion caused by poor planning in prior decades of development in downtown Huntington, while creating conditions to help boost our economy and make the experience of visiting Huntington as enjoyable and welcoming as one would expect it to be,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci, who sponsored the resolution to supplement parking for the hotel by offering 20 spaces for their use on weekends only in the underutilized Town Hall parking lot.
The Town Board scheduled public hearings for the Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Town Board meeting at 2:00 PM:
- To consider authorizing various actions be taken upon certain properties designated as blighted in accordance with Chapter 156, Article VII, §156-60 (Blighted Property).
- To consider granting a variance under Local Law 7-1989 (Coastal Erosion Management Regulations) Applicant: Donald Juhl and Bernadette Juhl, 31 Argyle Drive, Northport, New York 11768.
- To consider amending the Code of the Town of Huntington, Chapter 87 (Building Construction), Article VIII (General Restrictions and Requirements), Section 87-55.1 (Safe and Code Compliant Construction), to require an apprenticeship agreement for a construction contract with a value in excess of $250,000 to which the Town of Huntington is a direct or indirect party (a “Town Construction Contract”); codifying the Town’s existing policy requiring an apprenticeship agreement be in place prior to the Town’s issuance of a building permit for a planned commercial building of at least 100,000 square feet, and also requiring the relevant apprenticeship program graduate apprentices and additional proof of participation to be provided.
- To consider amending the Uniform Traffic Code of the Town of Huntington, Chapter 3, Article II, §3-3, Schedule J. Re: Norwood Road, Sound Court, Starlit Drive – Northport – Parking Restrictions; adding No Parking restrictions in Northport near Del Vino Vineyard during normal operating hours of the vineyard due to input and requests received from residents: both sides of Norwood Road between Starlit Drive and Russell Court (No Parking Monday-Friday 4pm-11pm, Saturday-Sunday 1pm-11pm); the west side of Sound Court (No Parking at any time); and both sides of Starlit Drive for the 700 feet south of Norwood Road (No Parking Monday-Friday 4pm-11pm, Saturday-Sunday 1pm-11pm).
Acting in their role as the Huntington Board of Trustees, the Town Board scheduled public hearings for the Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Town Board meeting at 2:00 PM:
- To consider the granting of a variance, the issuance of a special use permit and the execution of a license agreement pursuant to the Marine Conservation Law, Town Code Chapter 137 for the construction of a residential fixed pier and floating dock assembly for Applicant: Monique Morris, 13 Heckscher Drive South, Huntington Bay.
- To consider the issuance of a special use permit pursuant to the Marine Conservation Law, Town Code Chapter 137 for the purpose of facility maintenance dredging activities for Applicant: Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club, 101 Shore Road, Cold Spring Harbor.
In other action, the Town Board:
- Banned the use, sale and distribution of marijuana for recreational purposes anywhere in the Town.
- Approved EOSPA Park Improvement funding for public safety improvements at Billy Joel Park and Fleets Cove Beach: up to $60,000 for new safety railings at Billy Joel Park and up to $125,000 for new playground climbers, swings and ADA-accessible pathways at Fleets Cove Beach.
- Approved up to $7,000 in EOSPA Neighborhood Enhancement funding to installing decorative waste receptacles made of concrete and stone along the Larkfield Road business corridor in East Northport.
- Appointed Mr. Lynn Plunkett, a Huntington resident, science/biology educator, and board member of the Adirondack Mountain Club of Long Island, as a member of the Huntington Greenway Trails Committee to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Simone DaRos to a term expiring 12/31/2022.
- Amended the membership rules of the Golf Advisory Committee and appointed members to the committee: Robert Howell (exp. 12/31/2021); Charles Bravo (exp. 12/31/2019); James Powers (exp. 12/31/2019); Alex Gayer (exp. 12/31/2021); Denis Beyersdorf (exp. 2021); Arlene Bernstein (exp. 7/16/2021); Jane Tyska (exp. 7/16/2021); Joan Lockwood (exp. 7/16/2021); Rich Bartumioli (exp. 7/16/2021).
- Approved $20,000 in emergency repairs to damage caused by wet wilt on Crab Meadow Golf Course.
- Extended the time to make a determination regarding zone change application #2014-ZM-403, 131 Spring Road, to change the zoning from R-10 Residence District to R-3M Garden Apartment Special District for property located on the west side of Spring Road, south of Gaines Street, Huntington, for an additional 90 day time period, to December 17, 2019.
- Extended the time, from August 27, 2019 to December 25, 2019, to allow the Town Board to make a determination regarding amending the Code of the Town of Huntington, Chapter 166 (Shellfish Management), Article I (Title and Findings; Definitions), §166-1 (Title and Legislative Findings) and §166-2. (Definitions and Word Usage); Article IV (Rules and Regulations), §166-13 (Means of Taking and Handling Shellfish), §166-17 (Species and Season Restrictions) and §166-19 (Beam Trawls and Otter Trawls Prohibited); and Article VI (Penalties for Offenses; Severability), §166-31 (Penalties for Offenses).
- Waived requirements of the Town Code Chapter 91-4(A) to allow the East Northport Fire Department to operate nine rides at the East Northport Fireman’s Fair taking place August 7, 2019 to August 10, 2019 at 1 9th Avenue, East Northport.
- Authorized the Town of Huntington to co-sponsor the Cold Spring Harbor-Huntington Soccer Club, Inc. Breezy Soccer Festival on September 7, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
- Approved the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce’s Long Island Fall Festival, taking place Friday, October 11 from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM; Saturday, October 12 from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Sunday, October 13 from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM; and Monday, October 14 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, also temporarily and partially waiving the prohibition against dogs in Heckscher Park only to allow for the participation of dogs from animal shelters and rescue organizations during the Long Island Festival.
- Codified the existing practice of allowing construction work to be performed between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Saturdays at the discretion of the Engineering Services Department based on multiple factors: character of the area, urgency of the work to be performed, nature of the construction, and whether the work will be performed indoors or outdoors; allowing construction work to be performed outside of the hours between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM on weekdays in the case of an emergency for a period not to exceed 3 days while the emergency continues, renewable for periods of 3 days or less while the emergency continues; also establishing an additional fee for Saturday work of $500 per Saturday.
- Established an application fee and late fee to offset costs of administering and processing film permits, pursuant to Chapter 108 of the Town Code of the Town of Huntington (Film Permits).