Town Board News Briefs
* A collection of minerals that was donated to the Heckscher museum was stored unused for decades. The Heckscher museum does not anticipate using the collection because the museum’s focus is on Western Art with a special emphasis on American Art of the new York region. On December 18, 2012 there was a resolution authorizing the collection to be placed on long term loan to the department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University. Due to changes in Stony Brook University ability to maintain proper care and storage of the items, they are declining to accept the mineral collection. The staff of the Heckscher Museum identified the Earth and Environmental Science Department of Long island University as a suitable alternate recipient of the collection. The mineral collection will be placed on indefinite loan to LIU. Heckscher Museum acting on behalf of the town of Huntington can recall the loan by giving three years advance notice to LIU.
* Sealed bids were received on September 5, 2013 by the town of Huntington department of purchasing for storm debris removal equipment services. A&J Antorino Co., Inc. was the lowest bidder. A&J withdrew their bid and declined to execute the contract. The contract has been rewarded to Posillico Civil, Inc. since they were the second lowest bidder.
* The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has implemented a web-based civil rights reporting system called EBO (Equitable Business Opportunities). The town of Huntington has appointed Rhonda Shepardson, Esq as the Equitable Business Opportunities Liaison officer. The town claims they are committed to ensuring that there is not discrimination in the award and administration of contracts.
* The YMCA would like to locate a new building adjacent to its existing facilities and will be applying for approvals including an application to the town Zoning Board of Appeals for a parking variance. The town supervisor will sign a letter to the ZBA stating that the town board supports the YMCA’s plan for a new building on town land.
* The town board is in discussions for settling the following lawsuits:
Town of Huntington v. Donald Pius and Comsail Corp.
Town of Huntington v. Robert Reuschenberg, The Reuschenberg Family L.P. and Channing Supply Company
Inzerillo v. Town of Huntington
Cooper v. Town of Huntington