Huntington To Hold Hurricane Sandy Recovery Night
The Huntington Town Council announced details of the latest effort to help Huntington residents and businesses in their recovery from Hurricane Sandy: a special evening at Town Hall at which the Town will process building permits and private industry and financial groups will be available to offer advice on finding and evaluating contractors and obtaining financing.
Hurricane Sandy Recovery Night will be held on November 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Town Hall. The meeting will provide homeowners and businesses the opportunity to have questions answered one-on-one about the rebuilding process.
Immediately after the storm, the Town announced it would streamline the process of obtaining building permits and waive all permit fees for Hurricane Sandy-related repairs. Continuing that effort, the Building Department will be at Hurricane Sandy Recovery Night to answer questions and to process permit applications. If all paperwork is in order, the Building Department will issue permits that night.
To further help homeowners and businesses, the Town is partnering with two construction industry associations that will be on hand at Hurricane Sandy Recovery Night to offer advice about choosing contractors, assessing competing bids from contractors, and to answer specific questions about the construction process.
The Town is also partnering with Gold Coast Bank, which will be at Hurricane Sandy Recovery night to offer advice about financing possibilities both for homeowners and businesses.
Additionally. the Town is working with the Huntington, Melville and East Northport Chambers of Commerce on actions to promote recovery of businesses affected by the hurricane and will be working with them on specific programs, as well as with the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency, which has established a program to grant sales tax relief to small businesses that need to purchase material and equipment to rebuild.
The Town is also reaching out to other organizations that might be present at Hurricane Sandy Recovery Night to offer additional advice.