Southold Township has over 160 miles of shoreline and close to fifty major creeks, ponds and inlets; our shoreline, both public and privately owned (to MHW), is a major asset to this town and should be cared for analogous to what is done for all other property throughout town during the spring and fall clean-ups.
Therefore, a cooperative effort is underway where the public and private sector are working together to care for “Where the BLUE meets the GREEN.” In cooperation with SoutholdVOICE, a non-profit organization of waterfront property owners, the Town will have a shoreline clean-up on the weekend of May 18, 19.
Residents will be able to bring any flotsam, jetsam or other shore laden debris to fifteen designated drop spots throughout the Town, where Town personnel will remove it. Residents will also be able to bring any of this debris, over the scales, at the Town’s Transfer Station in Cutchogue free of charge. Flotsam, jetsam, and other debris shows up on the shoreline areas of the Town through tidal action, storms, or neglect. Items can range from balloons, all types of plastics, used hygiene products, tires, tree limbs (and entire trees), dock pieces, flotation, and boat parts – basically anything that has the smallest capacity to float
Large signage will be placed at each drop spot prior to the clean-up. The selected drop spots are:
1 Breakwater Beach (Sound)
2 Bailie Beach (Sound)
3 Veterans Beach (Bay)
4 Town Transfer Stations (over the scale)
5 New Suffolk Beach (Bay)
6 Nassau Point Causeway Beach (Bay)
7 Town Beach (Sound)
8 Sound Drive/67 Steps (Sound)
9 Indian Neck Road (Bay)
10 Kenney’s Beach (Sound)
11 South Harbor PARK Beach (Bay)
12 Goose Creek Beach (Bay
13 Cedar Beach (Bay)
14 Truman’s Beach (Sound)
15 Land’s End (Sound)
I bet you didn’t know that your Board of Directors meets every month!
We meet monthly to go over finances, budgets/expenditures, new and ongoing projects and conceptual ideas for SV to consider, as well as other issues important to the membership. Each Board member accepts their responsibility very seriously and should be congratulated for their efforts. Give them an “Atta-Boy” next time you speak with any of them.
Much like a car, a website needs regular servicing, and an annual inspection to make sure it’s up to code and doesn’t have any leaks. We took the site down to do just that and at the back end of the site, we gave it a thorough checkup and cleaning, upgrading our software as needed. As a result, the site is now more secure and runs more smoothly, and you can gain access to the information you need more easily and faster than ever before. As always, our website is a work in progress, and there’s always more to do, but you may notice that we have a different home page layout with more content. The new gallery of photos at the top can now be clicked to reach the relevant article and since we can pack so much more into the home page, we’re looking for some more help with keeping the site a useful resource, informative and up to date. You don’t have to be a professional writer or photographer, our volunteer editors can work with you to add the finishing touches to your masterpiece, but this is your VOICE, and we need you to help us to continue to grow.
SoutholdVOICE.com will be unavailable from late Monday afternoon November 9th for site maintenance. We anticipate the site will be back up again 24 hours later on Tuesday afternoon. We apologize for possible inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience while we work to improve the site.
Southold Recreation Center, Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY
Saturday July 18th from 8.30am to 11.30am
The first half hour or so is tentatively planned for a “meet and greet”, to give everyone an opportunity to chat with other SoutholdVOICE members and the Board.
There were a few interesting applications this month. The first was an application to add low voltage lighting to a cat walk and dock. The applicant’s representative thought the building code allows lights that are controlled on the dock, but some of the Trustees were adament that this long and narrow dock with no handrails should be dark for the navigator’s return to home at night. It will take another meeting or two to get some safety lighting so the owner or guests don’t fall off the dock after bass fishing at nite.
by John Betsch
I attended the Peconic Estuary Program (PEP) meeting, a bit late, so I don’t have all the names of those who spoke, but generally it was a good thing, other than the survey. It was noted that the Hashamomuck project is a pilot project, which is part of a grant received by Town of Southold and PEP. The following were listed as part of this effort: Town of Southold, Peconic Estuary Program, Department of Environmental Conservation, Suffolk County Dept of Health Services, Group for the East End and Environmental Protection Agency. Apparently the grant was garnered by pushing shellfish issues.
Around 1pm today, April 8th 2009, Jeff Herter of the Department of State announced that the Governor and Legislature have now received the final report from the New York Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation Council on how best to protect NY’s oceans and lakes through an Ecosystem-based Management program (EBM). The full report is HERE. Read more about our community’s involvement with the Eco-based Management System in Trustee Dave Bergen’s excellent report of the Greenport Meeting HERE. The Conservation Council website is HERE.
Report by Dave Bergen on the Ecosystem-Based Management Seminar, Feb 26th in Greenport
First off, I apologize in advance for the length of this post, but like the program, the information was (is) very complex, complicated and difficult in some ways to grasp.
I attended the seminar last night (Wednesday 25th) in Greenport which was put on by NYDOS. Given the fact that it was only marketed this week, attendance in numbers was very poor (13 people). But, what I found very impressive was the diversity of the participants who attended. There were two marine business owners, a couple of people from the Sierra Club, several commercial fisherman, a marine contractor, a former College professor of sciences, and SoutholdVOICE’s own representation from the Lanes! Read More
Southold VOICE Annual General Meeting
We have reserved the Peconic Recreation Center on Peconic Lane, Peconic, for our annual meeting at 8:30 A.M. – 11 A.M Saturday July 19. Mark your calanders and plan to attend. Watch this space for more information! Free!