Huntington Enacts Dual-Stream Recycling, Parking Violations Amnesty Program
At its December 18 meeting, the Town Board voted to enact dual-stream recycling starting in January 2019, established a parking violations amnesty program with fines payable at a 40% discount, and scheduled public hearings for the January 22, 2019 Town Board Meeting.
In response to the collapse of the global recycling market, the Town Board voted to reinstate dual-stream recycling as of January 2019, saving taxpayers an estimated $1.5 million dollars in 2019. Dual-stream recycling starts on Wednesday, January 2, with the collection of plastics, bottles and cans. Paper and cardboard will be collected January 9, alternating weekly as noted in the 2019 Trash Pickup and Recycling Calendar. Recycling pickup will not be cancelled during holiday weeks in 2019.
Due to the success of a parking violations amnesty program in 2013, the Town Board established a parking violations amnesty program to cover all outstanding parking violations issued between January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018, offering registered vehicle owners a 40% reduction in all fines and surcharges owed, payable by April 1, 2019.
The Town Board amended the Town Code to require Zoning Board of Appeals members and Planning Board members to attend at minimum 85% of scheduled board meetings.
“We added the attendance requirement for Zoning and Planning Board meetings to ensure members are consistent in fulfilling their obligations to the taxpayer and applicants with business before the board,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci.
The Town Board scheduled public hearings for the January 22, 2019 Town Board Meeting at 2:00 PM:
· To consider awarding a license agreement for the use of private locker room space at Dix Hills Park Ice Rink with the Long Island Rebels.
· To consider issuing a Certificate of Approval in an Historic District Re: 22 Goose Hill Road, Cold Spring Harbor – Cold Spring Harbor Historic District.
· To consider installing a Stop Sign for westbound traffic on Catalpa Drive at Crest Drive in East Northport.
In other action, the Town Board:
· Appointed liaisons to the Town of Huntington Anti-Bias Task Force: Dr. Eve Krief; Pilar Moya; Veronica Melgar; Guillermo Perez; Reverend Glorious Artis.
· Appointed Mara S. Manin Amendola, Esq. as a member of the Town of Huntington Planning Board.
· Appointed and reappointed members to the Town of Huntington Harbor and Boating Advisory Council: June Kendrick; Robert Stork; Jonathan Heidelberger; Daniel Wolfe; George Devine; Richard Puccinelli; Michael O’Rourke; Michael DiPasquale; Pamela Setchell; Richard Rothamel.
· Appointed John Castagna as an alternate member to the Town of Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals.
· Authorized the Supervisor to execute a license agreement with Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9263 for the use of the building located at 319 Cuba Hill Road, Huntington for $1,200 per year.
· Designated the building and property known as the “The Burr House” or Old Burr Farm, 423 Town Line Road in Commack as an historic landmark.
· Sitting as the Board of Trustees, authorized the President to execute an agreement with Terry Marine, Inc. and Race Coastal Engineering for emergency engineering and construction services for the bulkhead and comfort station at the Mill Dam Marina.
· Authorized the execution of a contract with the Long Island Rebels accepting a donation from monies raised through a charity hockey game at Dix Hills Rink on February 9, 2019 for the upgrade and improvement of the Dix Hills Rink.
· Accepted donations from the Huntington Cultural Affairs Institute, Inc. and various merchants and businesses to sponsor a winter wonderland annual holiday lights event at Heckscher Park.