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At their regular public meeting held on January 9, 2018, the Asharoken Board of Trustees duly adopted the following resolution:
Be it Resolved that the Village Board, does hereby approve in accordance with the provisions of the Election Law of the State of New York, the 2018 Annual Village Election in the Village of Asharoken shall be held on June 19th, 2018, and be it further resolved that the offices to be filled at said election and the terms thereof are as follows:
Trustee, two (2) years
Trustee, two (2) years
Mayor, two (2) years
Justice, four (4) years
Be it resolved that the polling place will be held at the Village Hall, 1 Asharoken Avenue, Northport, NY 11768 during the hours of 12 noon to 9:00 pm, subject to change.
Asharoken, Village Clerk
Date: January 16, 2018
Published: January 18, 2018
Board of Trustees Work Session January 23
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be a special/work session meeting to be held Tuesday, January 23 at 4pm.
To view the full schedule of Board of Trustees meetings, click on "Government" above, then "Trustees Meetings" or
Except as otherwise noted, all Board of Trustees meetings are held at 6:30pm at Asharoken Village Hall, 1 Asharoken Avenue, Asharoken, NY. Work session meetings are generally held in the afternoon. All meetings are open to the public.
November & December 2017 Meeting Minutes Online
The following meeting minutes of the Asharoken Board of Trustees are now online:
Minutes are posted on this website as they become available.
Contact the Village Clerk if you have any questions.
Archived minutes, as well as the full Board of Trustees meeting schedule, can be found by clicking on "Government" above, then "Trustees Meetings" or
Board Meeting Schedule for 2018
The Village Board has set the schedule for monthly regular meetings and special meetings for the calendar year 2018. As of 2018, regular meetings will begin at 6:30pm. To view the full 2018 schedule, click "Government" above, then "Trustees Meetings", or
On Tuesday, January 9 at 6:30PM we are scheduled to have our next Board of Trustees meeting as well as a public hearing on local law 1-2018 to allow the Board of Trustees to override the NY State 2% tax cap. This is the standard first step in the budget process that the Village has gone through for the last five years. Fortunately overriding the tax cap has never been needed, since our village budgets have always been under the tax cap. This legislation provides the village with the financial flexibility to do what is right for Asharoken without the constraints of an arbitrary tax limit imposed by NY State. Passage of this law gives Asharoken a safety net should unexpected expenses arise or revenue shortfalls occur prior to finalizing the budget. Examples could include extreme snow removal costs, police overtime should we have a significant storm or other unanticipated fiscal events.
The village is in the early stages of determining the 2018-2019 proposed budget. I would like to stress that adoption of the override law should not be interpreted or assumed to mean that the village intends to have a tax increase above the 2% threshold. The village still has to finalize the assessment roll and determine expenditures and revenues. The proposed law is part of the Village's due diligence to prepare a realistic budget for the next fiscal year. It is in the best interest of the Village to adopt the law with the expectation that once again it will not be needed.
Should a tax increase be required, the Board of Trustees will do its best to minimize it. This is even more of a priority now with the cap on the deductibility of State and Local taxes on your federal income tax return. Asharoken has a long history of fiscal conservatism. During the last five years since I have been Mayor, the average tax increase has been 1.35% and there has been no increase for the last two years. The Board and I will be striving for similar results for the new budget.
Yesterday the Village was blasted by winter storm Grayson. Besides bringing heavy snow and wind the storm introduced us to two new vocabulary words: bomb cyclone and bombogenesis. Luckily the wind, although howling, was from the north-northwest and the impact from the waves was minimal. Grayson almost made you pine for the good old days of the polar vortex. Well pine no more as it will arrive tonight and usher in a frigid weekend. The good news is that by Monday things will warm up.
I would like to thank our new Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci for calling yesterday just to make sure things were OK. Thanks to the Town's new Highway Superintendent Kevin Orelli and his staff who did an excellent job keeping the road open. And last, thanks to PSEG who responded to two outages caused by fallen trees extremely quickly.
Have a great weekend and stay warm!
Mayor Greg Letica
Message from Asharoken Mayor Gregory D. Letica:
December 28, 2017
Residents have asked the village if they can prepay their 2018-2019 property taxes. Unfortunately, the village cannot accept tax payments until a tax warrant has been issued. This is part of the budget process which will be completed in April of next year. Regarding Governor Cuomo's executive order, this only applies to villages having a fiscal year beginning January 1. Our fiscal year begins June 1.
I am happy to report that the village received a $70,000 Multi-Modal grant due to the efforts of NYS Senator Carl Marcellino. The village also received the completed contract for a $50,000 DASNY grant which Senator Marcellino helped us with last year. In addition the village receives funds from the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) through the NYS Dept. of Transportation. All of these funds will be used towards the repaving project of Asharoken Avenue this coming spring.
During the last six years the Village has received approximately $1,200,000 in federal, state and other aid. I would like to acknowledge the hard work of Village Clerk Nancy Rittenhouse, who has been instrumental in securing these funds for Asharoken.
Finally, Linda and I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. Keep warm!
Mayor Greg Letica
Support 2018 Asharoken Fireworks
T-Shirts, sweatshirts (including full zip hoodies), jackets, hats, polos and totes are now available for order by December 1.
All proceeds from the sale of these garments and totes will benefit the 2018 Asharoken Fireworks.