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TOWN HALL IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY FOR YOUR SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE:
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Please report any unsafe behavior observed on Town property directly to Public Safety's 24-Hour Emergency Hotline at (631) 351-3234 so our patrols can respond.

Town of Huntington COVID-19 Preparedness & Recovery (last updated 10/23/2020, unless specified below)

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TOWN HALL

Huntington Town Hall is open by appointment only for your safety and convenience. Please contact Departments directly or call (631) 351-3000 to be connected to a department.

Residents are urged to use all available online services offered by the Town; email Departments directly with questions about services, applications or forms that are available online; responses may be delayed due to Town facility closures to employees.

Mail/Documents/Payments to be Delivered to Town Hall:

  • Send mail to: Huntington Town Hall, Department Name/Room #, 100 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743
  • Residents may utilize the while mailbox to the left of the main entrance to Town Hall labeled “Town Hall Mail Only” to drop off mail for Town Hall. 

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ONLINE SERVICES

There are many Town services available online; Many questions can be answered over the phone, by email or online:

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BOARD MEETINGS

All scheduled meetings are being held remotely with audio live-streaming on TV channels Optimum 18, FIOS 38 and online until further notice; meeting video feeds will be available for replay after the meeting takes place. The Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) have each created an online hearing process for meetings held remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previous meeting postponements:

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ACCESSORY APARTMENTS/RENTALS

  • Accessory apartment and rental inspections have resumed; please bear with us as Code Enforcement is working through the backlog created by the months-long COVID-19 postponement of inspections. Questions? Please call (631) 351-3008.

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ANIMAL SHELTER

Town of Huntington Animal Shelter, located at 106 Deposit Road, East Northport, is open by appointment; staffing is limited to the minimum required to be on duty to maintain the care and feeding of the dogs.

  • ADOPTIONS BY APPOINTMENT: Call ahead to make an appointment at (631) 754-8722. During your appointment, Animal Shelter staff will bring dogs to the parking lot for adoption evaluation purposes.
  • Staff will continue to take in new dogs to the facility, greeting drop-offs at the front entrance to the shelter during normal hours of operation; calling the shelter ahead of your visit at (631) 754-8722 is suggested but not required.

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BUILDING/ENGINEERING

Building Permit Updates:

  • Construction permits expiring from March 12, 2020 through July 31, 2020 have been extended for a period of six months from the original expiration date, except in cases where the Department of Engineering revokes a previously issued permit due to Building Code violations.
  • All building permit fees will be temporarily waived for the construction, installation or repair of outdoor accessory structures to a home or other building, such as sheds, porches, decks, swimming pools, fences, retaining walls, and other similar outdoor structures and projects, pursuant to Town Board action on April 21, 2020 through the end of business on September 1, 2020.
  • Proper permit applications will continue to be required, even for permits with waived fees, before the work is commenced and all necessary inspections of the work will continue to be required in accordance with standard procedure, so that the Town has a record of the construction and repairs. Residents with questions may contact the Building Permits Department at (631) 351-2821 between 8:30am and 3:30pm.

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DIX HILLS WATER DISTRICT

As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, the Dix Hills Water District, along with other public water suppliers, want to let you know the tap water remains safe to drink. The World Health Organization and the CDC have stated that since public water suppliers chlorinate the water supply, the virus will not affect the water; at the present time, our water suppliers have checked with all the chemical suppliers that provide this chlorine disinfectant and no shortages are expected.

  • Information on Maintaining or Restoring Water Quality in Buildings with Low or No Use: Building and business closures for weeks or months reduce water usage, potentially leading to stagnant water inside building plumbing. New guidance from the EPA, Maintaining or Restoring Water Quality in Buildings with Low or No Use, describes steps that building owners, building managers, and businesses can take to maintain the water quality in their building while it is closed and unoccupied.

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HART BUS/TRAFFIC SAFETY

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HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Report road issues and emergencies, such as potholes, downed trees, flooding, and downed stop signs online or by phone at (631) 499-0444.

  • The Huntington Highway Department office, located at 30 Rofay Drive, East Northport, has been closed to the public since Friday, March 13.
  • We ask that residents remain in their homes while our crews are performing work nearby. Should you need to speak with our crews in the field, please contact our office at: (631) 499-0444.

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MARITIME SERVICES

MARITIME FACILITY RULES

  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more while visiting/utilizing Maritime facilities.
  • Visitors must wear a face mask when distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible.

 Affected Services/Facilities:

  • BOAT RAMPS & MARINAS are open.
  • GOLD STAR MOTORIZED BOAT LAUNCH SERVICE: The motorized boat launch service is accessible at Golf Star Battalion Beach; each person who will be on the boat must wear a face mask and they are strongly advised to wear gloves.
  • SHELLFISHING: Commercial baymen may continue to operate using their 2019 permits, until Town Hall reopens and is able to process 2020 permits.

The Harbormaster’s Office is closed to the public until further notice; staff is working remotely, in the field, and on patrol. Please call (631) 351-3255 or email harbormaster@huntingtonny.gov with any inquiries and leave a phone number or email to ensure we can respond in a timely manner.

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PARKING

Huntington Village Parking:

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PARKS & RECREATION

PARK RULES

  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more while visiting town parks and beaches.
  • Visitors must wear a face mask when distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible.

Please report any unsafe behavior observed on Town property directly to Public Safety's 24-Hour Emergency Hotline at (631) 351-3234 so our patrols can respond.

OPEN TO PUBLIC WHILE SAFE DISTANCING & WEARING FACE MASKS

Questions? Call (631) 351-3089 or email ParksandRec@HuntingtonNY.gov.

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PURCHASING

Purchasing Procedure Modifications while Town Hall is closed to the Public:

  • Bid/RFP openings will be conducted as scheduled, however there will not be any public openings due to the precautions related to the Coronavirus outbreak.
  • Bids/RFP’s: The majority of the Town Bids/RFP’s can be downloaded online. Please submit your proposals to be received by Purchasing at Huntington Town Hall no later than the date and time indicated in the bid specifications. Additionally, there will be a special mailbox set up in front of Town Hall labeled "Town Hall" for vendors who wish to drop off their bids, which must be delivered in accordance with the date and time specified in the Bid /RFP.
  • Bid Specification CD Purchases: Vendors wishing to pay for the purchase of a CD by credit card should email purchasing@huntingtonny.gov requesting to use this means of payment and a member of the purchasing staff will contact you to take your credit card information. There will be a $10.00 charge for the CD plus $5.00 for shipping and handling to send the CD return receipt requested to the address provided in your email. Please make sure you provide a current phone number and indicate which bid you are referring to. Vendors wishing to pay for the CD by check should send their $10.00 check with the requested bid they are interesting in purchasing along with their Federal Express Account number and we will mail out the CD via FedEx.

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SENIOR DIVISION

The Town of Huntington Senior Center, located at 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, and Senior Division facilities have been closed since Friday, March 13, including the Adult Day Care facility, the Senior Beach House, located at 239 Little Neck Road, Centerport, and all Senior Clubs.

  • Home Delivered Meal Delivery: five (5) frozen meals will be delivered on Mondays only; the Senior Center has stopped taking new signups as of Friday, March 20.
  • Congregate Meal (Frozen Meal) pick up: five (5) frozen meals will be available for pickup on Mondays only between 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM at the Senior Center facility for registered seniors only (employees will bring the frozen meals outside); there will be a car line-up for registered seniors to be checked in and to give voluntary contribution before picking up frozen meals; the Senior Center has stopped taking new signups as of Friday, March 20.
  • Adult Day Care Frozen Meal pick up: five (5) frozen meals will be available for pickup on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM for Adult Day Care meal recipients.
  • Residential Repair Services have been limited to emergency calls only starting Friday, March 20.
  • Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP) has been limited to emergency calls only starting Friday, March 20.

NEW CALL CENTER HOURS: Employees will be on-hand to answer calls from residents:

  • Monday-Friday: (631) 351-3253 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Alternate phone: (631) 351-3304.

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TAX PAYMENTS

Tax payments for the 2020/2021 tax year made after June 1, 2020 must be remitted to the Suffolk County Comptroller, 330 Center Drive, Riverhead NY 11901-3311.

Questions? Contact the Receiver of Taxes Office at (631) 351-3217 or email JGuthman@huntingtonny.gov

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TOWN CLERK

  • All permit and license applications are available online.
  • The most commonly requested permit/transcript/license application forms are listed online.
  • In light of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders regarding service of process, and the fact that Town Hall is currently closed to visitors, we have established an email address where the Town of Huntington is temporarily accepting service. The newly established email address for service in this period is serviceofprocess@huntingtonny.gov. Please note that service will be temporarily accepted via this method only for the Town of Huntington; service of process on individuals should continue to proceed in manner required by applicable law.

Questions? Contact the Town Clerk's Office at (631) 351-3206 or email ARaia@huntingtonny.gov

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TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS BUREAU

  • All Traffic Court conference dates have been administratively adjourned since March 19, 2020 and until further notice; if your conference was scheduled during this time, the Traffic Violations Bureau will contact you to schedule a new date.
  • All parking tickets issued March 12, 2020 or later have an additional 30 days to respond without penalties imposed; now, responses received by Day 60 will avoid penalties, whether pleading guilty and paying the ticket or pleading not guilty and appealing the ticket. There is no change in deadlines for tickets issued March 11, 2020 or earlier.
  • Please email trafficviolations@huntingtonny.gov if you have any questions.

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TRASH/RECYCLING

Regular residential and commercial trash collection, as well as residential recycling collection has continued as normally scheduled.

  • RECYCLING COLLECTION UPDATE: Please be mindful to include only acceptable recyclables in your recycling container. Inclusion of unacceptable curbside recyclables will result in your recycling not being collected. For more information please visit: Bottles, cans and plastic recycling & Recycling Contamination
  • During this difficult time, we are asking all residents to be mindful and comply with the limits on placing garbage at the curb. With so many families staying home at the same time, our garbage collection crews are picking up a lot more trash than usual. This is physically straining on the people that pick up your garbage.
  • As a reminder Town Code permits that each home place up to 6 cans or bags of garbage (weighing 50 lbs. or less each) out on their first collection day of the week. On the second garbage day of the week each home is allowed six cans or bags of garbage and up to 4 bulk items which are items that are heavier than 50 pounds or longer than 4 feet. To preserve the health and safety of our garbage workers if you could refrain or reduce putting out heavy bulk items on your second garbage day of the week until this crisis is over it would be greatly appreciated.

Other services:

  • YARD WASTE: Please limit yard waste to ten (10) bags curbside per week until further notice. There has been a significant increase in curbside yard waste due to the 24 hour, 7 day a week occupancy at almost every residence in the Town. Not only are residents performing yard clean-up projects but we have seen a proliferation of landscapers leaving their yard waste clean-up materials curbside rather than carting it away as most had previously done. The yard waste increase will result in significant financial over-runs for the Department of Environmental Waste Management; therefore a 10-bag limit of yard waste per week has been implemented. If a residence has more than 10 bags curbside a Town Sanitation Inspector will issue a Notice instructing the resident to move (or have their landscaper move) any volume in excess of 10 bags behind their property line until the next collection week.
  • Appointment-based curbside collection of appliances and certain televisions has been reinstated as of June 1, 2020.
  • The Town of Huntington Recycling Center, located at 641 New York Avenue, Huntington is open (normal hours are Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM). In order to limit exposure of Town personnel to residents using the drop off facility residents are requested to follow both the posted instructions as well as the directives from facility staff on when they are permitted access to the drop off areas.
  • The bagged grass drop-off program has been reinstated as of June 1, 2020 at the Recycling Center. The cost is $2.00 per bag with a five bag limit. Proof of residency is required to participate in the drop off program. Alternatively residents are advised to mulch their grass clippings.
  • SERVICE REQUESTS: Due to limited staffing at Town Hall residents are encouraged to report any sanitation related questions, service requests, and complaints online.

Questions? Contact the Recycling Center at (631) 427-6377, the main Town switchboard at (631) 351-3000 or EWM@huntingtonNY.gov

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YOUTH BUREAU

The Huntington Youth Bureau, located at 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, is closed to the public until further notice but the following services have resumed:

  • Huntington Drug and Alcohol Counseling Center (HDACC): Huntington Drug and Alcohol Counseling Center (HDACC) is providing Telehealth services, including assessment, counseling, education, and referral via telephone. These services are confidential, and designed to help individuals as well as family members recover from alcohol and other drug related problems. The staff of HDACC is well regarded for providing high quality client care. Our new reception number is (631) 738-5481 and will be answered 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
  • Limited youth will be transported to Dix Hills Pool. Please call (631) 351-3061 for registration.
  • Food distribution continues to take place for families affected by the pandemic. Pick up takes place every Monday from 11-4 at the Big H location.
  • Tri CYA is now open to youth on Tues, Wed Thurs 2-5 PM. Only registered youth can attend (limited to 30 participants).
  • Youth Bureau programs taking place at various school district and library facilities have been limited to reflect state guidelines. Please check with the Youth Bureau directly should you have an questions regarding current programs or services

Questions? Call (631) 351-3061 or email info@HuntingtonYouthBureau.org

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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RESOURCES FOR UNEMPLOYED/QUARANTINED INDIVIDUALS

EMERGENCY COVID-19 PAID SICK LEAVE

  • Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave guarantees workers job protection and provides financial compensation while they are on a mandatory or precautionary quarantine due to the Coronavirus.

OTHER OPTIONS FOR UNEMPLOYED/QUARANTINED INDIVIDUALS

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RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES

TOWN SERVICES

NEW YORK STATE REOPENING GUIDANCE

IMPORTANT: All businesses eligible to open in Phase One need to read the guidelines for their industry and submit an affirmation. In addition, they should print and complete the safety plan and display in their business.

WHAT QUALIFIES AS AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS?

  • If you are uncertain about the designation of your business type as essential/non-essential, contact NYS Empire State Development Corp. to receive guidance.
  • If you believe your business should be designated as essential AND your business type is not listed as essential at the above link you must apply for permission from NYS Empire State Development Corp. Complete this form and follow the instructions on the form to submit your application.

GETTING INVOLVED IN THE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

New York State Department of Health instructions for offers of assistance from:

Suffolk County Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply Drive

  • Drop off PPE supplies (gloves, masks, gowns, etc.) between 10am-2pm at the Suffolk County Fire Academy, 103 East Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980.

Suffolk County contact information for offers of supplies, real estate, offers to adapt existing business to produce supplies:

BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

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HOW TO HELP

New York State Department of Health has instructions for all offers of assistance from:

Suffolk County Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply Drive

  • Drop off PPE supplies (gloves, masks, gowns, etc.) between 10am-2pm at the Suffolk County Fire Academy, 103 East Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980.

Suffolk County contact information for offers of supplies, real estate, offers to adapt existing business to produce supplies:

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OTHER STATE, COUNTY, HEALTH RESOURCES

NEW YORK STATE

SUFFOLK COUNTY

  • TESTING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:
    • Call 311 for all Suffolk County COVID-19 testing locations
    • Suffolk County has opened COVID-19 testing facilities by appointment only for those with the following symptoms: fever of 100.5 or higher, severe shortness of breath and a persistent cough. Call 1-845-553-8030 for an appointment at:
    • New York State has opened a Mobile Testing facility by appointment only at Stony Brook University. Call to request an appointment at 1-888-364-3065.
  • Suffolk County Department of Health Services Coronavirus Information
  • For the number of confirmed cases in the Town of Huntington please see more information from Suffolk County.
  • Receive the latest information from Suffolk County by texting COVIDSUFFOLK to 67283.

HEALTH RESOURCES

You can find information and resources for communities, schools, businesses, healthcare professionals and individuals:

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PREVENTION TIPS

As mentioned, we are sticking to the common advice during cold and flu season:

  • Stay home, stop the spread and save lives.
  • Wash your hands frequently and lather for at least 20 seconds before rinsing.
  • Keep yourself at least 6 feet away from others. Avoid shaking hands or greeting people with a hug. Please maintain a safe distance when grocery shopping and try to avoid shopping as a group, leave your family home if possible.
  • Wear a face mask when distancing is not possible. Download DIY instructions for making your own face mask (no-sew instructions included).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as the virus can enter your body this way. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze with your inner elbow or a tissue. Sanitize commonly used household items, your cell phone and high touch surfaces daily.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, please call your doctor or medical facility in advance of seeking medical attention to avoid possibly spreading the virus.

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