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Asharoken Village Hall
1 Asharoken Avenue
Asharoken, NY 11768
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Final yard debris pickup for 2017 is Tuesday, December 5.
New Village Hall office hours on Fridays: 8am-2pm.
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Board of Trustees Meeting November 28
The next meeting of the Board will be a special/work session meeting on Tuesday, November 28 at 4pm.
The last meeting was held November 14.
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 7:30pm 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.
September, October 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
Asharoken's Holiday Party a Huge Success
Asharoken's Eighth Annual Holiday Party was held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the
Northport Yacht Club. Carole Casamassima headed up the event again this year. A packed
crowd of guests enjoyed a wonderfully convivial evening of dining, drinks, and dancing.
Deputy Mayor Pam Pierce's brother Jamie created and donated the centerpieces, Jean Bonowandt
headed up the fabulous raffles, and Linda Letica sold Asharoken sweatshirts and tees to
benefit the Asharoken Fireworks fund. The evening was highlighted with appreciation awards
given from residents to Mayor Greg Letica and Village Clerk Nancy Rittenhouse. Cathy
Zimmermann was our photographer for the evening: click the image above to view a slideshow
of the party.
Many thanks to Carole Casamassima for again organizing such a lovely, enjoyable affair.
Santa is Coming!
Santa and Mrs. Claus
will arrive in Asharoken Village on Sunday, December 17.
A New York-based co-ed a cappella group called "Valence" will be on hand to sing holiday tunes at 3pm.
At 4pm, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive with plenty of treats for the kids. Come and enjoy!
Refreshments will be served, all held at Village Hall.
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.
Asharoken Mayor Greg Letica, an avid bird-watcher, captured these images of a Bald Eagle on Saturday October 14 on Asharoken's sound-side beach. Letica initially spotted the bird sitting on the sand in front of Pam Pierce's home, eating a just-caught fish. After finishing its breakfast, the eagle soared off majestically.
Message from Asharoken Mayor Gregory D. Letica:
Mayor Letica & Officer Josephson
October 6, 2017
The Village has concluded contract negotiations with the Asharoken PBA. At the October 3 meeting the Board of Trustees authorized the Mayor to sign the new four year contract. I would
like to thank the PBA negotiating team for a very professional and respectful approach during our
meetings. I was ably assisted in the discussions by Deputy Mayor Pierce.
The contract calls for a 2% per year pay increase for officers presently employed by the department. The salary for new full-time officers hired during the 4 years of the contract will remain the same as it was in the previous 5 years. A clause was added to continue health insurance at the Villageís cost for the family of an officer who passes away while employed by the Village. This is a standard item found
in most police contracts. The Village agreed to this addition because of the salary freeze for new full time officers. Small changes were made to the cleaning and clothing allowance, step raises for
the part time officers and the addition of parentís in law for bereavement days.
I believe that this
is a fair contract for both the Village and the PBA. The new contract will control long term costs and assure that Asharoken will continue to have the excellent PD for many years to come.
This time of the year is really special in Asharoken. Warm days, the crystal-clear sound and bay, and the glorious moon rising over the water confirm just how lucky we are to live here. It has
been great to see an enormous number of Monarch butterflies in the Village once again. They have
been scarce for the last couple of years.
On Sunday, Linda and I were lucky enough to spot a Bald
Eagle flying over the Duck Island Causeway and during the week I found a Yellowbreasted Chat, which
is the 175th bird species on the Asharoken all-time list. I hope everyone gets a chance to get outdoors
and enjoy the lovely fall we are having.
Have a great weekend and Happy Columbus Day,
Mayor Greg Letica
2017 Coastal Cleanup a Huge Success
CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW SLIDE SHOW
On September 23, Asharoken sponsored its 8th annual Coastal Cleanup in conjunction with the American Littoral Society and the International Ocean Conservancy. Approximately 200 dedicated trash warriors showed up to clean up all the debri found on our local shores. Village residents and local residents alike took part. Students from local Northport schools and many scouts came out in force to make a statement about the harm trash causes to our waters and marine life.
The cleanup committee wants to thank The Town of Huntington for donating the dumpster. Thank you
also to Mayor Letica, Village Clerk Rittenhouse, Deputy Mayor Pierce and resident Tracy Aboff for all stepping up to the task of helping out.
It's too early to estimate our total trash collected, but our volunteers did a great job filling the dumpster. Last year alone the NY Coastal Cleanup cleared over 67,000 pounds of trash from New York shores and waters. Committee members Cathy Zimmermann and Deb Masterson are always very grateful to be a part of this event and wish to thank everyone who cares about a better environment.
Sign Up for Emergency Notifications
The Suffolk County Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification system. Suffolk Emergency Managers and Public Safety Officials will use this system to contact Suffolk Residents in the event of an actual or impending emergency. Examples include evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, "boil water" notices, and missing child reports.
The CodeRED emergency notification system is a high-speed mass notification service that allows the Suffolk Emergency Managers and Public Safety Officials to deliver customized messages directly to Suffolk County homes and business. The CodeRED system also sends out high-speed emails and text messages to those residents who have enrolled additional contact information.
The CodeRED system allows Suffolk Emergency Managers and Public Safety Officials to send notifications to specific geographic areas, so only those residents in the affected area of the alert will receive the notification. The system allows Suffolk officials to send notifications to predefined geographic areas such as villages, townships or zip codes.