Southold Town: Local Tick Task Force, Off Shore Wind Farm on the Agenda

Board members meet on Tuesday – here are agenda highlights.

Members of the Southold Town Board meet Tuesday for work session at 9 a.m. then for a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Southold Town Hall. Items on the agenda include:

• About two weeks after the Suffolk County Tick Task Force came to Southold to hear feedback on how to control tick populations on the North Fork, Southold Town will discuss creating a task force of their own at Tuesday’s work session.

• Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind is requesting support from Southold Town to build an offshore wind farm 30 miles from Montauk Point and 15 miles southeast of Martha's Vineyard. It would be the nation's first 200-turbine, 900-megawatt offshore regional energy center, estimated to produce enough electricity to power 350,000 homes — about 10 percent of Long Island's electricity needs — and displace over 1.7 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

• Over two months after their annual visit to Fishers Island, Southold Town Board members will revisit the issues brought up at that August meeting across the pond — transportation, school support and the all-important population decline that needs a boost if the island is to survive as a full-time community.

• Southold Town Justice Court takes place on Friday at Southold Town Hall’s meeting room, and security is a constant concern. Judge Bruer will address these concerns Tuesday morning.


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