Southold Town Board— On the Agenda, July 17

Town discusses lawsuits involving Go Green Sanitation, the Heritage at Cutchogue development and Vineyard 48.

The met for work session on Tuesday, starting off first thing in executive session to discuss litigation involving , the Heritage at Cutchogue development and

• Go-Green sanitation was recently issued violations for picking up residential refuse that was not in as is required by the Town. But this law has long come under fire for penalizing residential customers.

• The Heritage at Cutchogue is a 139-unit luxury senior housing project proposed on 46 acres at the northwest corner of Griffing Street and Schoolhouse Lane that has been pending since 2003. In 2009 developers filed a $40 million suit, saying that the town acted with malice by approving code changes that would increase open space requirements and reduce unit size.

• In late May, the town issued a temporary restraining order against Vineyard 48, the managers of which have been organizing and that often exceed the building’s permitted capacity and have generated complaints about noise and lewd behavior from neighbors. The parties have continued despite the restraining order, though complaints have been a lot less frequent according to Town Councilman Al Krupski, and the town is seeking a permanent injunction against the vineyard.

Other items on the agenda for Tuesday night include:

• A resolution to permi assistance to the for its annual chicken barbecue on Aug. 25 at the Cutchogue Fire Department field.

• A resolution to accept the resignation of Philip Hoffman from the anti-bias task force.

• A resolution to appropriate all of a county and part of a state grant for the studies and restoration and return $15,000 to the general fund.

• A resolution to authorize the Town Clerk to issue placards at no charge to certain individuals to park in areas requiring a Southold Town permit for the purpose of conducting natural Heritage Program flora and fauna surveys for the project sponsored by the town.

For the full agenda click here.


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