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Double Whammy

Current Southold Town code defines a bluff or a bulkhead and a lot line so an owner needs to go to both the Trustees and the ZBA to be granted relief from setbacks for waterfront properties. The problem with this duel jurisdiction is not...

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County Road 48 Washout – the last 17 feet

When another Nor’easter or Hurricane strikes the East End of Long Island it will not only wash out these homes, but also takes County Road 48 with it. In December,’94 one house was taken by the Long Island Sound. In February 2006, a storm broke through an unprotected lot and water surged to within 20 feet of Route 48 and in October 2009, Long Island Sound came within 17 feet of County Road 48 in 6 areas. Lynn Laskos of the Hashamomuck Cove Group has been working with Legislator Ed Romaine and others to do something about it.

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No Spin MIMS Application

John Kramer's attention was directed to the Mattituck Inlet Marina and Shipyard, MIMS, zone change application for their 33+ upland acres recently. Despite the Group for the East End depicting the project as "Acres of Mining & Massive Marina heading for Mattituck Creek", he arranged to meet Jim Pape, the person in charge at MIMS and got a look at what is being proposed. Read the REAL situation here, not the spin.

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New Officers

SoutholdVOICE is pleased to announce our new slate of officers for 2010. On January 14th 2010, our Founding Chairman, John Kramer handed over the reins to Vice Chair John Betsch, with Dianne Castaldi stepping up to fill the vacant seat as Vice Chair. John...

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The Last of the Trustees…

...for this year... :-) Public frustration with lack of communication between departments survives the year end, while John Kramer shares a good tip for prospective buyers of waterfront property in the Town of Southold in his report of the December 16th Trustee Meeting.

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Save the Date & Join Us

Warm up to your neighbors! Join us for our 3rd Annual Defrost Party on Saturday January 23rd 2010, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, at Duck Walk Vineyard, Main Road, Southold, NY 11971

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Email Subscriptions

One way to keep informed about SoutholdVOICE is to subscribe to updates by email. Joanna Lane explains the benefits and how to do it.

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