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Southold Town Board Preview: Beach Repair, Emergency Management, Laurel Lake Demolition

Members of the Southold Town Board will discuss continuing projects in the realm of emergency management, repairs at Southold Town Beach and the taking-down of buildings at Laurel Lake.

Look out — the remnants of your camp days are coming down. members will discuss this and more during work session beginning at 9 a.m. and at the Southold Town regular board meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

  • Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell said that he expects a reimbursement exceeding $300,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Administration for work soon to be done by town workers and those from the Department of Environmental Conservation to and its parking lot on Route 48. "When we get approval, we will begin work immediately," the supervisor said. "We also have permits in for the restoration and repair of the section of Soundview just west of that site so that we can get that road open as soon as possible."
  • Residual structures at from its days as a camp — including buildings and a dock — need to be bid out for proper demolition. The structures have been there in excess of 50 years and are in various states of disrepair. "Once removed, they would complete the clean up of that site" Russell said. "The dock has been there as long as I can remember. I sat on it more than a few times as a student in Mattituck — back in the day, as they say."
  • Representatives from Southold Town, Suffolk County and various fire departments will attend work session to discuss plans for as the North Fork comes into hurricane season. "Emergency management is a coordinated meeting between all parties as we continue to ensure that all first responders are ready in the event of an emergency," Russell said.

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