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Asharoken Village Hall
1 Asharoken Avenue
Asharoken, NY 11768
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Next yard debris pickup is Tuesday, October 4. Use clear plastic bags only, and no grass clippings please.
See the calendar for all yard debris pickup dates and
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2016 Coastal Clean-Up: Join Us on September 24
Asharoken Coastal Cleanup
Asharoken Village is preparing for our 7th annual Coastal Clean-up. The Village encourages anyone interested
in our environment to come out and volunteer in collecting trash from surrounding beach shorelines.
Organizations, businesses, residents, families and students, are all encouraged to participate in the cleanup
which will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 9am-4pm at One Asharoken Avenue at the beach parking
lot adjacent to Village Hall.
The event will be ongoing throughout the day, offering all eco-conscious volunteers the opportunity to participate
at hours convenient to their schedules. Supplies such as bags and gloves will be provided. Water and light
refreshments will be on hand. The Village sponsors the cleanup in conjunction with the Northeast chapter of the
American Littoral Society, which is in its 31st year of leading beach cleanups across New York.
Photo: Cathy Zimmermann
The 2015 Coastal Cleanup team filling a dumpster
the Littoral Society recorded 7,723 Volunteers who collected 125,544 lbs of debris along 250 miles of shore,
filling up 4,715 bags of trash.The New York cleanup is unique as volunteers are asked to fill out data cards,
recording their finds. The data
is sent to the Ocean Conservancy for analysis which helps to provide strategies to combat marine pollution.
This is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of the trash in our waterways and its negative impact on our
marine life. When you volunteer you become a solution to the problems of pollution.
On the day of the cleanup,
Mayor Greg Letica and the volunteers will hand out community service award certificates to all volunteers who
may need the hours for school, scout or religious purposes. Volunteers will have suggested beaches for cleanup,
some within walking distance and others a short drive. The rain date is Sunday, September 25. Be sure to dress comfortably and
I hope that everyone in the Village has had a wonderful summer. There are three upcoming events that I would like to share with you.
On Saturday, September 24 from 9am to 4pm (rain date 9/25) the Village will be hosting its annual Coastal Cleanup organized by Cathy Zimmermann, Deb Masterson and Michele Tilleli. Registration will take place at the Asharoken Town beach, next to Village Hall. Whether you live on the Sound, the Bay or on Duck Island Harbor this is your chance to help improve the ecology of Asharoken. Please take the time to clear your shoreline of any trash. Bring your collected trash to the Asharoken Town beach, record your collection and place the trash in the dumpster provided by the Town of Huntington. The Littoral Society will use the data to help keep our shores cleaner in the future. Students will receive certificates for community service hours. A special thank you to Cathy, Deb and Michele for once again organizing such an important event for our Village.
In early October National Grid will begin placing 45,000 cubic yards of sand on the Sound side beach starting at house #100. They will make every effort to concentrate the placement of sand in front of the homes from #100 to #200 which need it the most. The project will likely continue until the end of December.
On Saturday, November 5 the Village Holiday party will be held at the Northport Yacht Club. Once again, our hostess Carole Casamassima is planning an amazing evening. Our Holiday Party sells out every year, be sure to reserve your tickets early. This event is a wonderful way to connect with old friends and meet new residents as well.
The Coastal Cleanup and the Holiday Party are great examples of what makes Asharoken such a unique community and a wonderful place to live. We are lucky to have neighbors who are willing to volunteer so much of their time to create events that benefit all of us.
Mayor Greg Letica
Sealed Bid Notice: Police Vehicles
Sealed bids will be received by the Village Clerk until Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 2:00pm for two used Asharoken police vehicles: one 2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo Jeep, and one 2004 Chevy Tahoe.
click here to read the full notice.
Message from Asharoken Mayor Gregory D. Letica:
September 16, 2016
On Tuesday, September 13 I along with Deputy Mayor Pam Pierce, Clerk Nancy Rittenhouse and Village Attorney Bruce Migatz had a teleconference about the ASDRP with the USACOE and the NYSDEC. Colonel David Caldwell represented the USACOE, Sue McCormick represented the NYSDEC and Supervisor Frank Petrone represented the Town of Huntington. What the Village and Town thought would be a negotiation or discussion of the project, instead was an explanation of the requirements by the ACOE for the Village to commit to, in order to finish the feasibility study and construct the project.
The following is a summary of the teleconference:
To finish the feasibility study and construct the project the ACOE will require 5 access points approximately 1/2-mile apart with parking at each point. The entire sound side beach from the power plant to Sandpiper Farm would be designated for public use.
To finish the feasibility study and construct the project the Village must commit to condemning property. This was never discussed with the Village, Town or NYSDEC prior to this teleconference.
To finish the feasibility study the Village must commit to constructing the project. This was never discussed with the Village, Town, or NYSDEC prior to this teleconference. In fact Sue McCormick with the NYSDEC pointed that there has never been a “do or die” situation raised by the ACOE before.
The ACOE was not able to economically justify doing the project for the purposes of protecting the road. When asked about the economic value of protecting human life by assuring the road is open, the ACOE said that loss of life is not factored into the Cost/Benefit analysis.
Because the ACOE added additional requirements, we insisted that the ACOE write a detailed letter to the Village pointing out exactly what it needs from the Village to complete the study for the project.
Combining Asharoken property owner’s previous comments and petitions, along with new requirements from the ACOE, as Mayor I do not see us moving forward with this project unless public sentiment changes radically. I, for one, will not agree to condemn property as a condition to complete the feasibility study and complete the project. Once the Village receives the final letter from the ACOE the Board of Trustees will ask for your input.
Despite the efforts of the Village, Senator Schumer, Congressman Israel, Supervisor Petrone, State Legislator Raia and Suffolk County Legislator Spencer the ACOE has refused to modify any of its requirements to make the project acceptable to the Village. In fact, as noted above the ACOE has added more requirements which are likely unacceptable to the property owners. It is extremely disappointing that the ACOE did not inform the Village, Town, State, and federal officials until now.
With this new information I believe that we have reached the end of the road with the ASDRP project and that pending formal property owner input, the feasibility study will not be finished and the project will not be constructed.
Board of Trustees Work Session Meeting
September 20, 2016
The next meeting of the Asharoken Board of Trustees, a work session on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 3pm has been cancelled. The next regular meeting of the Board will be Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:30pm.
The last meeting of the Board was on September 6.
To view the full 2016 schedule of the Board of Trustees meetings click on the "Government" tab above, then "Trustees Meetings" or
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.
August, September 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
Enivronmental Review Board Public Hearing: September 26, 2016
The ERB hearing scheduled for Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7pm at Village Hall has been cancelled.
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.