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Asharoken Village Hall
1 Asharoken Avenue
Asharoken, NY 11768
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The final yard debris pickup for 2016 is Tuesday, November 1. Use clear plastic bags only, and no grass clippings please.
See the calendar for all yard debris pickup dates and
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Village Hall will be open for voting on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 6am until 9pm. Village Hall offices will be closed that day.
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Children's Halloween Party:
October 30, 2016
The Eaton's Neck Fire Department will host a Children's Halloween Party
on Sunday, October 30 from 4pm to 6pm. All families are welcome. Many activities
will take place including a food drive, children's games, giveaways, fire engine tours,
and fire hose demonstrations. PSEG Outreach representatives will provide information on safety topics, and so much more. Come meet your local Fireman and EMS Volunteers.
Board of Trustees Meeting November 1, 2016
The next regular meeting of the Board will be Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30pm.
Except as otherwise noted, all Board of Trustees meetings are held at 7:30pm at Asharoken Village Hall, 1 Asharoken Avenue, Asharoken, NY.
Work session meetings are held at 3pm. All meetings are open to the public.
September, October 2016 Meeting Minutes Online
The following meeting minutes of the Asharoken Board of Trustees are now online:
Minutes are posted on this website as they become available.
Contact the Village Clerk if you have any questions.
Archived minutes, as well as the full Board of Trustees meeting schedule, can be found by clicking on "Government" above, then "Trustees Meetings" or
Asharoken Holiday Party
Revelers at last year's Holiday Party
The Asharoken Holiday Party will be held on November 5 at 7pm at the Northport Yacht Club. Come enjoy dinner, dancing and great music with your Asharoken neighbors. Be sure to send in your response to Carole Casamassima very soon as space is limited.
The Village received a copy of a letter dated October 18, 2016 from Alan A. Fuchs, P.E. Director with the NYSDEC in response to the USACE letter dated September 22, 2016.
Click here to read the full letter.
In Summary; the NYSDEC notes that the Asharoken Feasibility Study is 95% complete and has cost over $4,000,000 in federal, state, and local funds to develop. The NYSDEC strongly believes that not completing the Feasibility Study will be an unfortunate waste of taxpayer dollars. This letter by the NYSDEC is not a commitment to funding, real estate, or operation and maintenance for the project as the project can only be committed when a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) is executed and approved by the Office of the State Comptroller. The NYSDEC strongly recommends completing the Feasibility Study.
A completed Feasibility Study will significantly reduce the time required to commence participation in a future USACE project that may be needed to mitigate or alleviate damage resulting from storms. Therefore, it is in Asharoken’s best long term interests to have a completed Feasibility Study. The Village has a reserve account fully funded to pay for its share of the study.
The letter from the NYSDEC to the USACE does not obligate the Village in any manner. I have been asked by the NYSDEC to wait for a response to them by the USACE prior to Asharoken taking any action. I have agreed to this request and will keep you informed.
Mayor Greg Letica
Message from Asharoken Mayor Gregory D. Letica:
October 14, 2016
I'd like to share with you two infrastructure projects currently underway in the Village.
The Village hired a contractor to remove exposed steel from both concrete groins and timber groins. These groins were installed in the 1950s and are all located on the Sound-side beach.
The concrete groins located between houses 100 and 138 all had exposed steel removed, and are now much safer. The week of October 24 the contractor will begin work on the timber groins in the beach lot area.
Starting this week National Grid began placing 45,000 cubic yards of sand on the Sound-side beach commencing at house 100. This is the third placement of sand by National Grid which will bring the total amount of replaced sand in the last 6 years to 135,000 cubic yards.
National Grid placing sand on beach
I would like to thank Mike Deluca for encouraging the Village to repair the groins, as well as our Deputy Mayor Pam Pierce who is doing a great job supervising both the groin and sand project. Thanks to Pam for her dedication to Asharoken.
Just a reminder the Village Holiday Party on November 5 is only a couple of weeks away. Thanks to Carole Casamassima for all her efforts organizing this wonderful community get-together. Keep in mind that tickets sell out early.
Have a great weekend,
Mayor Greg Letica
2016 Asharoken Coastal Cleanup a Huge Success
Photo: Cathy Zimmermann
The Coastal Cleanup Crew collected over 5,000 pounds of debris
On Saturday, September 24, from 9am to 5pm, we once again found our many dedicated volunteers at Asharoken Beach
hard at work. The event was our annual coastal cleanup, sponsored by the Village of Asharoken and the American Littoral Society.
The committee reached out to and met with local Suffolk County middle schools and high schools, extending to
them the benefit of trash and data collection, while obtaining community service hours. A win-win for everyone, but especially the local shorelines.
Residents, families, students, scout troops, and dedicated environmentalists showed up and cleaned up. An entire 20 yard dumpster, generously provided by the Town of Huntington, was filled to overloaded capacity weighing over 5,000 pounds!
Beach Captains Cathy Zimmermann, Deb Masterson, and Michele Tilleli worked alongside our volunteer residents Deputy Mayor Pam Pierce, Tracy Aboff, Jamie Pierce, and Joe Tilleli. The entire Coastal Cleanup committee extends a warm thank you to the Village, Mayor Letica, Village Clerk Rittenhouse, our volunteers and all those who cared enough to come out and cleanup.
Click below to view a slideshow of the day. See you next year!
Water Main Installation Status
The Suffolk County Water Authority installed a new 16" diameter water main in order to increase
pressure to Asharoken and Eaton's Neck homes and fire hydrants. The project began on July 12 and ran for approximately 10 days.
A portion of Eaton's Neck Road was closed from the corner of Ocean Ave and Eaton's Neck Road to the
back entrance of Steers Ave.
At this point the installation of the new water main is 100% complete, no more
road closures will be occurring. The new pipe is not in service, the SCWA has to flush it out and take samples before
they can hook it up completely. The temporary road patch will remain until SCWA completes their final restoration of the
road, which could be late Fall.