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Ten Year Review: Town Informational Meetings and Focus Group Meetings

A significant component of the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program (SCALP) Ten Year Review Project was public outreach. The following meetings were open to the public and conducted in conjunction with the SCALP Ten Year Review Advisory Group Meetings.

Ten Year Review: Town Informational Meetings

The Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning (Department) participated in a series of Public Information Meetings in early stages of the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program (SCALP) Ten Year Review Project. These Public Informational Meetings were hosted by each of the five east end towns that surround Peconic Bay and Gardiners Bay and were conducted in each of the respective townships: East Hampton/East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton/Southampton and Southold/Southold. The purpose of these meetings was to educate the Town, Town Trustees, residents and the general public on the status of SCALP and inform them of the Ten Year Review Project that was being conducted by the Department to review the Lease Program and Shellfish Cultivation Zone. All meetings were open to the general public. Relevant meeting information for each of the Town Informational Meetings is posted in the table below.

Town Meeting Meeting Date Meeting Notice Meeting Location Meeting Documents
East Hampton January 9, 2019 East Hampton Public Notice East Hampton Town Hall 159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton NY 11937

East Hampton Meeting Presentation

Meeting Attendance

Meeting Main Points

Southold March 27, 2019 Southold Public Notice Southold Town Recreation Center 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic NY 11958

Southold Meeting Presentation

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Attendance

Meeting Main Points

Southampton April 23, 2019 Southampton Public Notice Southampton Town Hall 116 Hampton Road, Southampton NY 11968

Southampton Meeting Presentation

Meeting Agenda

 

Meeting Attendance

 

Meeting Main Points

 

Shelter Island May 20, 2019 Shelter Island Public Notice Mashomack Preserve, Manor House 79 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island NY 11964

Shelter Island Meeting Presentation

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Attendance

Meeting Main Points

Riverhead June 6, 2019 Riverhead Public Notice Town of Riverhead Senior Center 60 Shade Tree Lane, Riverhead NY 11901

Riverhead Meeting Presentation

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Attendance

Meeting Main Points

Ten Year Review: Focus Group Meetings

In addition to the Informational meetings that were conducted in each of the five east end towns and the nine Ten Year Review Advisory Group Meetings that the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning (Department) conducted; the Department also convened four Focus Groups, which targeted specific stakeholders that frequent and/or utilize Peconic and Gardiners Bays for work or recreation.

The following four Focus Groups were established: 1. Environmental/Conservation Organizations; 2. SCALP Leaseholders/Aquaculture-related Interests; 3. Yacht Clubs, Marinas, Boat Trades and Other Recreational Users; and 4. Commercial and Recreational Fishing. The goal for each of these meetings were to identify and document the overall views, concerns, and issues specific to each stakeholder group. While the meetings were targeted to these specific stakeholder groups, all meetings were open to the general public. Relevant meeting information for each of the Focus Group Meetings is posted in the table below.

Focus Gruop Meeting Meeting Date Meeting Notice Meeting Location Meeting Documents
Environmental/Conservation Organizations March 21, 2019 Environmental/Conservation Organizations Public Notice Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center 423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

Environmental/Conservation Organizations Meeting Presentation

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Attendance

Meeting Main Points

Leaseholders/Aquaculture Related Interests March 21, 2019 Leaseholders/Aquaculture Related Interests Public Notice Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center 423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

Leaseholders/Aquaculture Related Interests Meeting Presentation

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Attendance

Meeting Main Points

Yacht Clubs, Marinas, Boat Trades and Other Recreational Users April 10, 2019 Yacht Clubs, Marinas, Boat Trades and Other Recreational Users Public Notice Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center 423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

Yacht Clubs, Marinas, Boat Trades and Other Recreational Users Meeting Presentation

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Attendance

Meeting Main Points

Commercial and Recreational Fishing Focus Group June 12, 2019 Commercial and Recreational Fishing Focus Group Public Notice Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center 423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

Commercial and Recreational Fishing Focus Group Meeting Presentation

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Attendance

Meeting Main Points

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901