Town of Huntington Marinas to Open Tuesday, Changes to Yard Waste Collection

The Town of Huntington has reopened or is in the process of reopening select Town Maritime facilities; set a temporary limit on yard waste collection; and has postponed all accessory apartment and rental inspections as well as Traffic Court dates scheduled through Tuesday, May 12.

MARITIME SERVICES

Due to guidance received by Governor Cuomo on the evening of Saturday, April 18, 2020 the Department of Maritime Services has opened select boat ramps: Mill Dam Ramp (Mill Dam Road, Huntington) and Cold Spring Harbor/Billy Joel Park Ramp (Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor) only on Sunday, April 19, 2020; Soundview Ramp (Northport Power Station, Eaton’s Neck Road, Northport) will open Tuesday, April 21, 2020; all other ramps will open when beach parking lots are declared open.

Beginning Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Halesite Marina (New York Avenue, Halesite) and Mill Dam Marina (Mill Dam Road, Huntington) will open to the public and the Gold Star Motorized Boat Launch Service will be accessible at Halesite Marina: a launch operator a Halesite Marina will take up to three (3) people to Gold Star to launch a boat and each person who will be on the boat must wear a face mask.

“The opening of our marinas and boat ramps is good news for boaters,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci. “I will remind our boaters to continue to practice social distancing, wear a face mask when you cannot distance yourself from others and wash your hands frequently when using Town maritime facilities to ensure you are not in violation of New York State Executive Orders.”

The Harbormaster’s Office is closed to the public until further notice; they are processing mooring permits via mail. Staff is working remotely, in the field, and on patrol. Please email harbormaster@huntingtonny.gov with any inquiries.

 

YARD WASTE COLLECTION

The Town is asking residents to limit yard waste to ten (10) bags placed 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 and the impact of tree and branch debris caused by the storm the week of April 13; not only are residents performing yard clean-up projects but the Town has 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 they have had to implement a 10-bag limit of yard waste per week, notifying residents during inspections and instructing residents to move (or have their landscaper move) any volume in excess of 10 bags behind their property line until the next collection week.

 

POSTPONEMENTS

  • All accessory apartment and rental inspections scheduled through May 12, 2020 have been postponed until further notice.
     
  • All Traffic Court conference dates scheduled through May 12, 2020 have been administratively adjourned; if your conference was scheduled for one of these dates, the Traffic Violations Bureau will contact you to schedule a new date.

     

TOWN BOARD MEETING REMINDER

The Tuesday, April 21 Town Board meeting at 2:00 PM will be held remotelymeeting audio will be live-streamed online at HuntingtonNY.gov/meetings and on government access TV channels Optimum 18 and FIOS 38; meeting video will not be available live but it will be available for replay. The meeting agenda is available online; no public hearings have been scheduled for this meeting.

 

The latest on the Town’s Coronavirus response at http://www.huntingtonny.gov/covid19

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