Huntington Town Board holds hearing to discuss possibility of lifting ban on self-serve gas pumpsPosted: Updated:
The Town of Huntington held a public hearing on whether to lift the ban on self-serve gas stations.
Huntington is the only township in New York that prohibits the use of self-serve gas pumps.
The Town Board held the hearing on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of putting the ban to an end.
The proposed change would still require gas stations to have at least one full-service pump.
Supporters of lifting the ban say it will create cost savings for customers and would level the playing field for gas stations in the town.
"It's going to be competition within the township, and it's going to be competition with the surrounding towns," says Keith Beyer, of the Long Island Gasoline Retailers Association. "At least now the owners will have a chance to compete with the surrounding towns."
But critics say if the ban is removed, jobs will be lost and residents will likely have to pay more at the pump to enjoy a service they've become accustomed to for decades.
The Town Board did not vote on the issue and a spokesperson for the town says there is no vote currently scheduled.
- Loved ones remembered a young father killed in a drive-by shooting in Plainview Monday.Loved ones remembered a young father killed in a drive-by shooting in Plainview Monday.
- Suffolk police were called to a home on Bittersweet Lane in Center Moriches around 9:40 a.m. Friday.Suffolk police were called to a home on Bittersweet Lane in Center Moriches around 9:40 a.m. Friday.
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to reveal his 2020-21 budget Tuesday that includes the legalization of recreational marijuana and plans to fill a $6 billion budget deficit, which according to Newsday is threatening funding for schools and health care.
Univision 41 News Brief: Policía intensifica búsqueda de sospechoso que arrastró y violó a una mujer
Univision 41 News Brief: Policía intensifica búsqueda de sospechoso que arrastró y violó a una mujerPolicía de Queens intensifica la búsqueda de sospechoso que arrastró y violó a una mujer en un callejón.
- Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech Sunday in remembrance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at a church service in Tennessee.
- Sights and scenes from the 2020 SAG AwardsSights and scenes from the 2020 SAG Awards
- Have a great or fun photo during snowstorms in January 2020? We want to see them!Have a great or fun photo during snowstorms in January 2020? We want to see them!
- This week's dogs are up for adoption at Ruff House Rescue. They brought three puppies!This week's dogs are up for adoption at Ruff House Rescue. They brought three puppies!
- According to the National Retail Federation, Americans were expected to spend $490 million on costumes for their pets this past Halloween. But there's another special day to celebrate your furry friend!
- The National Board of Review assembled many of the regulars of this year’s awards season in the annual, untelevised gala dinner at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan.