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1 Asharoken Avenue
Asharoken, NY 11768
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Board of Assessment Review Rescheduled to February 24:
On February 21, 2017, due to the lack of a quorum, the Asharoken Board of Assessment Review (BAR)
adjourned their four hour review period to hear complaints. The BAR will reconvene Friday,
February 24, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm at Village Hall.
The Village previously filed a Legal Notice regarding the Tentative Assessment Roll for 2017-2018, and the
details regarding filing a grievance with the Village Clerk.
Click here to read the full legal notice.
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
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
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.
Mayor Greg Letica
Board of Trustees Meeting March 7, 2017
The next regular meeting of the Asharoken Board of Trustees will be held on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30pm at Village Hall.
To view the full schedule of Board of Trustees meetings, click on the "Government" tab 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 held at 3pm. All meetings are open to the public.
January, February 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
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.
Soles 4 Souls
The Northport/East Northport Rotary has begun 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.
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.
New eMail Addresses for Village Officials, Employees
These are the new email addresses to reach Asharoken Village Officials and Employees: