Since the old Peconic schoolhouse reopened as another community center next to the existing facility on Peconic Lane last September, Southold Town has not had one specific person to maintain both buildings, according to Jeff Standish, deputy director of the town’s department of public works.
“We’ve put a lot of money into those buildings and have had no one to clean them,” Standish told members of the Southold Town Board during Tuesday’s work session. “We’re finding that we don’t have enough time to take care of both buildings with existing staff.”
Standish asked the board to advertize for a part-time custodian position to work 20 hours a week, 5 hours a day, most likely in the evening. Standish told the board that there is room in the town’s current budget to create the job.
After about three years of planning and restructuring, the old Peconic School, originally built in 1938, reopened as a community center last Sept. 26. The town purchased the building in 2008, and it has since been used for community activities for groups like cub scouts, quilters and yoga enthusiasts.
Board members approved the creation of the new position.
“I don’t want to get into a situation where we were a few years ago when it got pretty rough,” said Councilman Al Krupski.
Interested in the job? Call Jeff Standish at 631-765-1283.