West Main Street moratorium extended
West Main Street in Patchogue Village, from Railroad to River avenues, will get a bit more scrutiny, as a building moratorium put in place last summer will continue for another six months, after a board vote Monday night.
“Work being done by the Long Island Regional Planning Council would also be used for the moratorium study,” said Mayor Paul Pontieri. “So let’s finish that one first. Todd Poole, president of 4ward Planning Inc., is conducting it. They did the economic impact study and because of the amount of information they presented, we asked them to conduct the planning study as well.”
The economic impact study was paid for by the Long Island Regional Planning Council, he said.
4ward Planning will also conduct the moratorium study. It will cost $29,000.
A public hearing was also set for Jan. 28 to pierce the tax cap, as Patchogue Village is among the municipalities losing state aid. “We will lose $92,000,” Pontieri said. “We would use that money for road repairs and sidewalks. By Gov. Cuomo taking away AIM funding, he’s guaranteed us having to pierce the cap. It’s a half-percent more in our budget.”
Also at the village board meeting, new assistant prosecutor Elise Grasso was hired.
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