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Huntington Town Board Approves Term Limits

The Huntington Town Board, at its January 23 meeting, approved limiting elected Town officials to three four-year terms.

The measure, which applies to all persons elected in 2017 and after, affects the Town Supervisor, the members of the Town Council, the Town Clerk, Receiver of Taxes and Highway Superintendent.

“This is a way to bring new people, and new ideas to government,” Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci said about the resolution, which was sponsored by Councilman Eugene Cook. 

In other action, the Board:

— appointed Leah-Michelle Jefferson as director of the Huntington Community Development Agency

— approved live broadcasting of Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings. The meetings can be viewed on the Town’s Government Access Television Channels (Optimum 18 and FiOS 38) or on the Town’s website.

— authorized extending the agreement with Leventhal, Mullaney & Blinkoff to serve as counsel to the Ethics Board.

— voted to continue to Americans Reactivated for Military Service program, under which the Town supplements the salary of active duty reservists who are Town employees so that they continue to receive their current rate of remuneration while they are actively deployed for combat or other active duty.

— set a March 20 public hearing on a proposal to change the zoning for a parcel on Jericho Turnpike in East Northport, allowing the applicant Klis Brothers Realty to extend a commercial parking lot further into the rear of the property and to construct an addition that will connect an automobile repair business and the adjacent strip shopping center. 

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