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  1 Asharoken Avenue
  Asharoken, NY 11768
  (631) 261-7098
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  Asharoken Police: (631) 261-7400

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CLICK HERE FOR FULL 2020 RECYCLING SCHEDULE AND GUIDELINES


  • Village Hall will be closed Monday January 20, and Wednesday January 22 through Friday January 24.

  • The Special Meeting scheduled for January 21 has been cancelled.

  • Have a question or concern to share with your Asharoken neighbors and elected officials? Click here to post it on our bulletin board.

  • Need to look up something in the Asharoken Village Code? It's fully online and searchable. Click "Government" above, then "Village Code", or click here.

  • If you are going away, and would like our Village Police to check on things, complete the House Check Form. Click "Government" above, then "Permits & Applications", or click here for the House Check Form.

  • ** Check our News & Notices section for local area events (and events at both Public Libraries). **

Trustees Meeting February 4

The next meeting of the Asharoken Board of Trustees will be on Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30pm. The Special Meeting scheduled for January 21 has been cancelled.

The previous meeting was held on January 7. Click here to read the draft agenda for that meeting.

To view the full schedule of Board of Trustees meetings, click on "Government" above, then "Trustees Meetings" or click here.

Except as otherwise noted, all regular Board of Trustees meetings are held at 6:30pm at Asharoken Village Hall, 1 Asharoken Avenue, Asharoken, NY. Special/Work Session meetings are generally held in the afternoon. All meetings are open to the public.
December 2019, January 2020 Meeting Minutes Online

The following meeting minutes of the Asharoken Board of Trustees are now online:
• Approved Minutes: December 3 meeting
new • Draft Minutes: January 7 meeting
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 click here.
Message from Asharoken Mayor Gregory D. Letica:

January 10, 2020

Dear Neighbors:

The Village has changed its court schedule in order to conform to the new criminal justice laws of NYS. Court will now be held every two weeks instead of once a month. This change was primarily made to accommodate the new rules requiring arraignments within 20 days of the issuance of a summons. I would like to thank Police Officers Ray Mahdesian and Brian O'Connor, Police Commissioner Mel Ettinger and Village Justice Mark Kleczka for implementing this new schedule and figuring out how to do it without incurring additional costs to the Village. They really did a super job.

The Village has sent out Requests for Proposal (RFP) for the new check valve that will be installed in a drain pipe behind Village hall. The RFPs were sent to four contractors and the return date is January 17th. The new check valve is needed to prevent back flooding of Asharoken Avenue by Northport Bay during astronomically high tides and storms.

The Village is putting together the bid for a new police car to replace the one that was totaled in an accident last year. The cost of the new car will be fully covered by the Village's insurance carrier.

I have been working with NYS Senator Jim Gaughran to finalize the $70,000 grant request by the Village to augment the dunes in the beach lot area. Senator Gaughran has made it clear that he is doing all he can to expedite the process. The NYS DEC permit that the Village has obtained does not allow Asharoken to work on this project between April 1 and August 31 so we are striving to get it done before the end of March.

Deputy Mayor Pam Pierce and I met with National Grid to discuss the replacement of the old natural gas line between Village hall and Duck Island. Once it is replaced, National Grid will connect all of the existing users of natural gas to the new main. This project will require multiple street openings and as part of the project National Grid will then cover the cost of milling, repaving and striping of this section of the road. The project is expected to commence at the end of March and more updates will follow as information becomes available.

The Village received confirmation that it will be getting a new outboard motor for the police boat from the NYS Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Development boat at no cost to the Village. The new motor comes at a very opportune time. The existing outboard has required substantial maintenance over the last years. At the end of last season it was determined that it needed a new lower unit. This would have been a very costly repair. Thanks so much to Harbor Master Joe Affrunti for making this possible.

Please make sure that you place your trash and recyclables curbside only on the day of pickup. This will minimize the chance of animals, vehicles or wind knocking over the cans and spilling the contents. Your cooperation is really appreciated.

Have a great weekend!
Mayor Greg Letica
Message from Asharoken Mayor Gregory D. Letica:

January 3, 2020

Dear Neighbors:

At our next Board Meeting on Tuesday January 7, at 6:30pm a public hearing will be held on a local law to allow the Board of Trustees to override the NY State 2% tax cap. Click here to read the full text of Proposed Local Law No. 1 for 2020. This is the first step in the budget process that the Village has used for the last six years. Fortunately it has never been needed. 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 cost, police overtime should we have a significant storm, or other unanticipated fiscal events.

The village is in the very earliest phases of determining the 2020-2021 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. Just as the village has to finalize the assessment roll, determine expense budgets and revenue streams, 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 hope and expectation that 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 eight years as Mayor the average tax increase has been 1.08% and there has been no increase for the last 4 years. The Board and I will be striving for similar results for the new budget.

Have a nice weekend.
Mayor Greg Letica
Message from Asharoken Mayor Gregory D. Letica:

December 30, 2019

Dear Neighbors:

As the decade comes to an end, I thought it might be interesting to recap some of the events and changes that took place in Asharoken since 2010.

During the decade Asharoken constructed a new Village Hall, came to a resolution on the very controversial ACOE sand on the beach project and re-paved much of Asharoken Avenue. The Village was impacted by hurricanes Irene and Sandy. But both times, Asharoken got up off the mat and became better than ever. The decade saw dozens of new families move in, tax increases move to record lows and property values reach all-time highs. Over 180,000 cubic yards of sand was placed on the sound side beach since 2010. The Village Police Department has done a superb job keeping the Village essentially crime-free.

As you can see much has happened in the last ten years!

The Village continues to be a special place to live on Long Island. The spirit of the community is evident in our 4th of July celebrations and our annual holiday party. Asharoken has strived to keep our beaches and waters clean by organizing an annual coastal cleanup.

During the past ten years the deer population has increased significantly and seals have become new winter residents. The bird of the decade was a brown pelican found and photographed by two residents this past spring. We are blessed to live on beautiful beaches, swim in clean waters and enjoy awesome sunrises and sunsets.

We don't know what the next ten years will bring, but I suspect that things will only keep getting better. Linda and I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.

Best,
Mayor Greg Letica



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