Little Shelter Chosen to Run Town Cat Shelter
The Huntington Town Board, at its December 13 meeting, selected the Little Shelter Animal Adoption Center to take over operation of the Town’s cat shelter.
The Board approved a five-year license agreement with the Elwood-based Little Shelter, with an option to extend the agreement for an additional five years. The selection followed a public hearing earlier in the meeting and an evaluation of submissions in response to a request for proposals. Little Shelter will replace the League for Animal Protection, which has operated the cat shelter adjacent to the Town’s dog shelter on Deposit Road in East Northport. The contract will become effective January 1, 2018.
In other action, the Town Board:
— approved the application by DeLalio Sod Farms Inc.to rezone a nine-acre parcel on the east side of Deer Park Avenue, south of Half Hollow Road in Dix Hills, from R-40 Residence District to R-3M Garden Apartment Special District to allow construction of an 86-unit senior condominium community.
— scheduled the first 2018 Town Board meeting for 2 p.m. January 3. The remainder of the schedule has not been determined.
— established an Opioid Task Force to develop an action plan addressing the opioid abuse crisis. The task force will include local health care professionals, educators and community leaders, as well as various Town department heads.
— approved a contract with Texas-based Safety Vision LLC to install a mobile surveillance system on Huntington Area Rapid Transit (HART) buses. The system will enhance bus operator training and improve accident investigations.
— authorized an extension of the agreement with Brookhaven Town to for the processing of single stream recyclables. The Town will receive revenue, tied to the market index for paper, offset by the cost of a transfer station for recyclables that cannot be delivered directly off route on collection day.
— approved a contract with R&C Formation Ltd. Of Deer Park for the required landfill gas monitoring and related engineering services at the closed Town of Huntington landfill in East Northport.
— authorized a license agreement to rent the caretaker’s quarters at the Max & Rosie Teich Homestead in Huntington Station’s Gateway Park. As part of the agreement, the tenants will be required to perform specific services, including visual inspection of the premises and surrounding park and notification of appropriate agencies, if action is needed.
At the end of the meeting, Councilwoman Susan A. Berland, who was elected to the Suffolk County legislature, submitted her resignation, effective immediately. The Board voted to appoint Joan Cergol, the Town’s Community Development director, as her replacement. The Board also appointed Jillian Guthman-Abadom as tax receiver to replace Ester Bivona, who retired.