Incorporated Village of Asharoken
I have some important information
to disclose to the residents of Asharoken that can not wait until the
next quarterly newsletter.
First of all, the appeal of
our law suit against LILCO, now National Grid, has been scheduled for
oral arguments. The appeal will be held in the New York Supreme Court,
Appellate Division, Second Department, 45 Monroe Pl., Brooklyn, NY,
on Thursday, November 6, 2008, at 10:00am. Spectators are permitted.
Next, Trustees Affrunti, Masterson
and I created an ad hoc Asharoken Village Hall Committee to move forward
with planning our new Village Hall. They, with members of the old committee
and several other interested residents discussed the proposed new building
as well as alternatives. They discussed the necessary approvals that
will be required from other agencies, such as Suffolk County Department
of Health Services and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
They recognize that these agencies may dictate the size, location and
scope of this project and all agreed that determining those parameters
is the next step in the process. All in attendance also agreed to explore
Green Initiatives, of environmentally friendly building techniques in
any construction plans. I intend to formally appoint this new committee
Finally, I hope you have all
noticed the new utilities poles lining Asharoken Avenue. I recognize
that this may cause some inconvenience. However, these new poles,
with new technology, should withstand winter’s worst, and provide
more reliable service.
With the next quarterly newsletter,
due out in the first months of the New Year, the Trustees and I hope
to address the Village’s fiscal status.
In the meantime, I look forward
to seeing you all at the Asharoken Village Residents Holiday Party on
Sunday, November 23, 2008.