Here's a roundup of reeent news from the Town of Oyster Bay:
Par for the course: For the third consecutive year, the Town of Oyster Bay plans to hold the line on the cost of memberships at its public golf course in Woodbury.
Supervisor John Venditto said the cost of an individual membership will remain at $175.00 for residents, $325.00 for non-residents, $125.00 for senior residents (60 and older) and $225.00 for non-resident seniors.
Town residents who are military veterans or members of volunteer fire departments and auxiliary police units also get a break. Their discounted fis is $125.00.
The Town’s 18-hole, par 70, golf course, with narrow fairways, water holes, and sand and grass bunkers, is open from mid-March to mid-December. It offers a driving range and putting green.
Ladies and Gentlemen...the Beetles: The infestation of parts of Long Island by the Asian Longhorned Beetle is still impacting the Town of Oyster Bay.
Town officials issued a reminder this week that there are special rules for the removal of wood from the designated quarantine area.
The beetle has been detected in Massapequa and North Massapequa including several blocks north of the Southern State Parkway, several blocks west of Broadway/North Broadway, east to the town line and south to Great South Bay.
Wood can not be moved outside the quarantine area, even for use as firewood.
“In 1996, there was an infestation of Asian Longhorned Beetles in areas of Massapequa and Amityville,” said Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joe Muscarella. “These destructive insects burrow in the trunks and branches of trees, generally hardwoods. Once a tree is infested, there is no way to save it."
Tree branches and logs in the quarantine area must be placed at the curb for collection by Sanitation crews on S.O.R.T. recycling collection day. Sanitation drivers record the address and return after regular pick up. The wood collected and ultimately ground into wood chips to avoid any chance for the beetle to migrate.
Questions can be answered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at 1-866-265-0301.”
Checkers, anyone: The town will hold two public hearings Feb. 15 to discuss new building proposals, one for a fast-food restaurant in Massapequa and another for an automotive repair shop in Plainview
- The first involves 100 Sunrise, LLC, and Nassau Burger Corp., which want a special use permit to operate a Checkers restaurant with a drive-thru in a building at 5075 Sunrise Highway.
- The second is a request by 1542 Property Corp. and Pegasus Auto, Inc, for a special use permit to operate an automotive repair facility known as Plainview Tire in a building behind 1542 Old Country Road.
Both public hearings will be held at Town Hall North, 54 Audrey Ave. Oyster Bay, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 15.