Huntington Seeks Grant for Asharoken Dike Project

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HUNTINGTON, NY – The City of Huntington is seeking a FEMA grant for the Asharoken Dike Resilience Upgrade Project, she said.

Huntington City Council, at its Tuesday meeting, authorized Supervisor Edmund Smyth to apply for FEMA funding for resilient infrastructure and communities, as a co-applicant with the Village of Asharoken, and to receive funding for the Asharoken Dike Resilience Upgrade Project.

The town hall also:

  • Approval of a contract with Roland’s Electric Inc. for the installation of a back-up generator at Huntington Town Hall.
  • Strengthened security controls and practices for cash and credit card payments to the city, amending the City of Huntington’s policies and procedures manual to limit cash payments to the City Clerk’s and Receiver’s offices taxes and further limiting the processing of cash and credit card payments to specific employees appointed by department managers.
  • Appointed Smyth and City Councilor Eugene Cook as members of the Audit Committee.
  • Appointed Huntington Town Clerk Andrew Raia as Principal and Town Counsel Deborah Misir as Alternate to vote on behalf of the Town of Huntington at the 2022 Association of Towns Annual Meeting .
  • Appointed Jeffrey M. Bartholomew as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to serve an unexpired term ending December 31, 2026. Bartholomew, a US Marine Corps veteran, a law enforcement professional and a former small business owner, has been an alternate member of the ZBA since his appointment in December 2020, previously serving on the ethics board since his appointment in 2019.

Huntington City Council has scheduled public hearings for the February 1, 7 p.m. city council meeting to consider:

  • Execute an agreement with Northport Village to provide fire protection services for the Town of Huntington Fire Protection District No. 1.
  • Added wording to clarify the existing code regarding noise in the Town of Huntington.
  • Changed the city traffic code regarding parking restrictions on Park Avenue and improved sight distance for road safety purposes.
  • City traffic code change regarding parking restrictions that would prevent drivers from parking on the sidewalk of Wolf Hill Road at Huntington Station.
  • Authorize Supervisor Edmund Smyth to enter into licensing agreements with various sports organizations for the use of city facilities.
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