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Mark the Date: Tick Task Force Meets Locally Next Wednesday

County and Town reps to hold forum at Town recreation center Oct. 10.

Interested in what Suffolk County is doing in the realm of tick eradication? Head to the Southold Town Recreation Center in Peconic next Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. for a public hearing hosted by county Legis. Ed Romaine, Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and members of the county’s Tick and Vector-Borne Diseases Task Force.

Tick and deer management problems on the North Fork and Shelter Island will be up for discussion. The Suffolk County Tick and Vector-Borne Diseases Task Force was created by Legis. Romaine to study the spread of tick and vector-borne related diseases, and to develop a comprehensive needs assessment given the county’s approach to this public health and safety issue.

A written report of its findings and determinations together with the recommendations for action will be distributed to each member of the County Legislature, the Commissioner of the Department of Health Services, and the County Executive when the task force has completed its year’s worth of work.

Members of the public who are in attendance and wish to speak will fill out a card (name, address, contact info) and will be called in the order in which the cards are received; each will be given theee minutes to speak.

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