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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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The SCWA WaterTalk Forum scheduled for March 14 was canceled due to the bad weather. The Forum will be rescheduled for a later date.

LEGAL NOTICE: Public Hearing on Budget April 4

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Asharoken will hold a public hearing at Village Hall on April 4, 2017 at 7:30pm to consider the tentative fiscal year-end budget for 5/31/2018 pursuant to Section 5-508 of Village Law. Click here to read the full legal notice.
Board of Trustees Meeting April 4

The next meeting of the Asharoken Board of Trustees will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30pm at Village Hall.

The last meeting of the Board was a work session held March 21. Click here to read the draft agenda of that meeting.

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

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 held at 3pm. All meetings are open to the public.
February, March 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 click here.
Message from Asharoken Mayor Gregory D. Letica:

March 17, 2017

Dear Neighbors:

I would like to wish everyone a very happy St. Patrick's Day. Although it is hard to believe because of the recent snowy weather, spring officially begins on Monday. For all of you Osprey fans, next week is usually when they return to the Village. So, keep a sharp eye on the two Asharoken Avenue nests for their return.

Wishing everyone a great weekend,
Mayor Greg Letica
Message from Asharoken Mayor Gregory D. Letica:

March 10, 2017

Dear Neighbors:

I am happy to report that the Village has received $4,500 from the Justice Court Assistance Program. This money will be used to purchase new file cabinets for court records. I would like to thank Police Officer Brian O'Connor and Clerk Nancy Rittenhouse for their excellent work preparing the grant application.

Over the last five years Asharoken has received approximately $1,000,000 in federal, state and other aid. These grants have allowed the Village to complete many large projects and still keep our property tax increase at a very low level.

Wishing everyone a great weekend.

Regards,
Mayor Greg Letica
Message from Asharoken Mayor Gregory D. Letica:

March 6, 2017

Dear Neighbors:

I am pleased to report we just received notice from the NYS Comptrollers office that once again the Village has received the highest score of "No Designation" in the annual 2016 municipal financial stress test. The Village has received the best score of "No Designation" every year the stress test has been conducted. The Village's very strong financial position and longstanding history of fiscal conservatism has been confirmed by the NYS Comptroller.

Regards,
Mayor Greg Letica
2016 Property Tax Freeze Credit

The Village has received several inquiries on the issuance of tax freeze credit checks. Beginning in the Fall of 2016 the NYS State Department of Taxation and Finance began mailing out these checks. They are mailed out on an individual basis, not per Village or Township. Residents within various villages and townships may receive their tax credit checks at different times. Tax freeze checks are still being processed and continue to be mailed out. You can call the NYS Dept. of Taxation & Finance at 518-453-8146 to check on the status of your check.
New Village eMail Address:

Please add nrittenhouse@asharokenny.org to your contact list for future emails. The Village will continue to use the existing rittenhousevc@gmail.com for updates until we are certain that all residents are receiving emails from the new Village email address. Thank you for your patience. Click here for the email addresses of Village officials.
Project Prom: "It's More Than Just a Dress"

For many young women, the expenses associated with attending the prom are beyond their reach. Donating your gently used prom, bridesmaid and formal dresses gives students the opportunity to attend their magical milestone looking beautiful and confident. All sizes and styles are welcome!

Dutch Girl Cleaners has graciously offered to clean and store all donated dresses. Please drop off your donations by March 25 at:

Dutch Girl Cleaners
705 Fort Salonga Road, Northport
Tuesday–Friday: 7am - 6pm
Saturday: 7am - 5pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Click here to view the Project Prom Flyer.

Questions? Email projectpromnorthportny@yahoo.com
Message from Asharoken Mayor Gregory D. Letica:

February 17, 2017

Dear Neighbors:

According to the NYSDEC approximately in 1969 deer hunting with the use of a long bow was approved for all of Suffolk County. From that date till now deer hunting, under the regulation of the NYSDEC, has been permissible in Asharoken. In the last two years, a small number of Village residents have expressed concern about deer hunting in the Village. I have looked into this situation and have the following to report.

At the December Board of Trustees meeting I asked the Village Attorney, Bruce Migatz, to research if the Village of Asharoken could prohibit or regulate deer hunting by the use of a long bow. Mr. Migatz's legal opinion is that the New York State preemption doctrine prevents the Village from prohibiting deer hunting or regulating deer hunting by the use of a longbow within the Village of Asharoken. Click here to read the memorandum from Mr. Migatz on deer hunting.

In January, the Village received a NYCOM Bulletin which had an article on deer management. Click here to read the NYCOM article. This article affirms Mr. Migatz's opinion stating, "Local governments don't have the authority to specifically restrict or prohibit hunting except on their own land; that authority rests with the state."

Therefore, unless New York State passes a law authorizing the Village of Asharoken to prohibit/regulate deer hunting it will remain and will be regulated by the NYSDEC.

Because the Village has the authority to prohibit hunting on its property, I will propose a resolution at the next Board of Trustees meeting to formally prohibit deer hunting in the Nature Preserve, on the Village Hall property and on the other small Village parcels.

As a private property owner you decide who you allow on your property and therefore you can control deer hunting on your own land. Additionally, most of the properties in the Village are not acceptable to hunt on due to the required NYSDEC 150' setback from a neighbor's structure.

Sincerely,
Mayor Greg Letica
January/February 2017 Newsletter Now Online

The January/February 2017 Asharoken Newsletter is now available online. A printed copy of this newsletter has been mailed to all Asharoken residents.

Current and archived newsletters/reports can be accessed by clicking on "Government" above, then "Newsletter/Mayor's Rpt" or click here.
Message from Asharoken Mayor Gregory D. Letica:

February 9, 2017

Dear Neighbors:

I am pleased to report that due to the efforts of Officer-in-Charge Ray Mahdesian, Police officer Brian O'Connor and Clerk Nancy Rittenhouse the Village has been able to secure three grants in the amount of $32,713 for the police department and court.

The Village received $19,413 from Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota from Asset Forfeiture Funds to equip three of its cars with new computer systems and to provide the village with two new traffic radar units.

The Division of Criminal Justice Services has granted the Village $8,800 for police protective equipment.

And finally, the Office of Court Administration has awarded the Village $4,500 to replace the court's old filing cabinets.

I would like to thank Ray, Brian and Nancy for a job well done.

One of my priorities for a long time has been to have a trained and available backup sanitation truck driver to cover the Village in the unlikely event that Barry would need time off. Over the summer the Village hired a new employee. He received his CDL license, became familiar with driving the truck and the pick-up route. Last week the plan paid off as he filled in for Barry on Wednesday and Thursday. We now have a backup plan for sanitation pickup. I hope that everyone has a nice snow day and considers just hunkering down until the storm passes later this afternoon.

Best regards
Mayor Greg Letica
2017 Blood Drive:

The 2017 Blood Drive has been scheduled for Thursday, May 4 from 2pm to 8pm. This year's drive will be held at Asharoken Village Hall.
LEGAL NOTICE: Village Elections:
June 20, 2017

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Asharoken, at a meeting held on January 10, 2017, 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 2017 Annual Village Election in the Village of Asharoken shall be held on June 20, 2017, 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

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.
ASDRP Archive Updated

The Asharoken Storm Damage Reduction Plan (ASDRP) Archive has been updated as of February 9, 2017. To view the complete archive, click on "Government" above, then "ASDRP Archive" or click here.
Donations for Veterans

Students Emma Turner and Joe Barry are once again requesting donations for V.A. Veterans. Emma is working on collecting new or gently used blankets and throws while Joe continues to collect used magazines and books. Both have done an extraordinary job collecting and delivering these well-needed items for our Veterans. Drop-off boxes are in the lobby of Village Hall.
Soles 4 Souls

The Northport/East Northport Rotary is holding their 8th Annual "Soles 4 Souls" shoe drive. Please drop off your lightly used shoes, sneakers, sandals and boots in adult and children's sizes at Village Hall.

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