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  1 Asharoken Avenue
  Asharoken, NY 11768
  (631) 261-7098
  EMERGENCY: Dial 911

  Asharoken Police: (631) 261-7400
  Fire / Ambulance: (631) 757-1111

To read archived Mayor's Messages, click here.

Mon, Jan 21 NO PICKUP due to holiday
Tue, Jan 22
Thu, Jan 24

Wed, Jan 23: Metal & plastic bin, glass bin
Wed, Jan 30: Paper & cardboard bin
Click here for full details on the new recycling program.

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

Postage increases start Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019: first class mail will go up five cents to 55 cents, postcards will remain the same at 35 cents. For full details click here for the USPS website.

Board of Trustees Meeting January 29

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be a Special/Work Session meeting on Tuesday, January 29 at 4pm.

The last meeting was on January 15. Click here to read the draft agenda of 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.
November, December 2018 Meeting Minutes Online

The following meeting minutes of the Asharoken Board of Trustees are now online:
• Approved Minutes: November 13 meeting
new • Approved Minutes: December 4 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.
Recycling Tips

In response to questions from residents, here is some additional information regarding the Village's new recycling program.
  1. Lids and caps should be removed from all glass containers and placed in your metal & plastics bin. Corks go in the trash.
  2. During metal & plastics and glass weeks, both bins need to be out by 8am. Metal & plastics will be picked up first, followed shortly by glass pickup later in the day.
  3. All items must be placed in bins. Plastic bags are not acceptable.
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Message from Asharoken Mayor Greg Letica:

December 14, 2018

Dear Neighbors:

On December 5th the Village and the Town of Huntington sent a joint letter to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to formally request the United States Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) to develop a plan to fix the failing seawall and eroded beach seaward of it. The letter asked the ACOE to evaluate different types of durable structures, analyze the effectiveness of a cobble beach and consider a plan to elevate Asharoken Avenue in the seawall area. Click here to read the full letter.

The seawall is at the end of its life expectancy. Serious corrosion at the top of the sheet steel resulted in 5 steel caps torn off the wall by waves this year. The beach in front of the wall has eroded causing a sinkhole landward of the sheet steel, the displacement of several large boulders facing Long Island Sound and the persistent overtopping of the wall by waves and water. Several cars have been forced off the road due to the overtopping and resulted in the need to rescue the occupants. Last August the Village and Town jointly repaired the sinkhole. The overtopping was severe enough during the last two nor'easters to result in closure of the road for a total of 9 hours. In addition, the overtopping causes erosion of sand on both sides of the roadway.

We have reached a point where a plan must be developed and implemented to fix the seawall and the beach in front of the wall. Failure to mitigate these issues will ultimately result in failure of the wall and possible loss of Asharoken Avenue in this area. The present situation poses a risk to the safety and well-being of everyone, including first responders, who have to drive through this area during windy to stormy days.

Once the Village and Town receive a plan from the ACOE we will evaluate the options presented, costs associated with the project and every means to seek grants and other funding to pay for the project. It is likely that a final solution will be several years down the road. I must be clear at the beginning of this process: the project may cost the Village a substantial amount of money, may require acquisition of real estate by the seawall area only, and may require public access on the beach, in the seawall area only, if the beach seaward of the seawall is restored. These are all issues that will be addressed at the appropriate time. For now, the Village is waiting to hear back from the ACOE regarding their proposed plan.

I am pleased that the Town has partnered with Village to seek a plan to the seawall issues. Together we have fixed the sinkhole, shared the cost of our Coastal Engineer and worked to clean the road following washover events. This is the first time since the seawall was constructed in 1994 that the two municipalities have partnered in this manner.

It is the responsibility of the Mayor and the Board of Trustees to ensure the safety of our residents and the members of the surrounding community who must drive past the seawall every day, as well as to protect the infrastructure of Asharoken Avenue. As I receive updates from the ACOE they will be shared with you.

Mayor Greg Letica
New Village Recycling Program

On December 12 the Village switched to dual-stream recycling. This requires the separation of paper products, cans and plastic, and glass. It is now mandatory that recycling be separated into three bins, and the material must be clean. This means no soiled cardboard items (i.e. used pizza boxes) and no dirty cans, plastic containers, or glass bottles. Kings Park Recycling Center will not accept improperly sorted or soiled items. If your recyclables are not properly sorted or they are soiled, they will be rejected and left at your curbside at pickup time. Click here for full details on the new recycling program.

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