Brookhaven seeks input on protecting Carmans River

Officials in the Town of Brookhaven are looking for the public's input on several measures that aim to protect Carmans River.Town council members voted unanimously

BROOKHAVEN - Officials in the Town of Brookhaven are looking for the public's input on several measures that aim to protect Carmans River.Town council members voted unanimously tonight to hold a series of public participation meetings before any new plans on Carmans River are even drawn up. Environmentalists and developers have battled for months on how to protect the waterway.Town officials say there several new ideas on the drawing board. One measure would take $30 million that the town put aside for snow toward an open-space bond that would focus on preserving the river's watershed area. Town officials say it wouldn't involve a tax hike for residents.Another proposal would look to change zoning around the river, which officials say would allow for multi-family and commercial space. It has not been announced how close such development projects would be permitted to come near the water. Environmentalists say the proposals do not go far enough to protect the 10-mile stretch of river. Officials head back to the drawing board on Carmans River planCarmans River protection plan dead in the water

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police have identified the victim as Sumeet Singh, 1 Police: Victim in SSP stabbing dies from injuries
The third track would run between Floral Park 2 Public hearings being held on LIRR 3rd track project
A bedside arraignment is schedule at Stony Brook 3 Hicksville man shot by police to be arraigned bedside
A vendor who provides coin-operated air machines at 4 Vendor sues town over removing coin-operated air machines at gas stations
Joseph Pesepane is suing the police department along 5 Suspended Westhampton Beach police officer files $75M lawsuit

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE