Gas Station Self-Service Law on Public Hearing Agenda

The Town Board will take on up the ban on self-service at gas stations at a public hearing on Dec. 17.  

The town banned self-service in the 1980s and is believed to be the only town in New York State to do so.

Under the proposed code amendment, gas stations would still be required to provide full-service dispensing nozzles at all stations.

The hearing is set for 2 p.m.

The board also scheduled the following public hearings for its next meeting, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at Town Hall.

  • To consider eliminating the existing restrictions on the maximum number of rides allowed per event.
  • To consider amending the code to add four federal holidays (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Washington’s Birthday; Columbus Day; Veterans Day) to the Town’s current definition of “holiday” to allow for free metered parking on these days, as is customary for other federal holidays.
  • To consider amending the code to allow service dogs in areas  where dogs are prohibited.
  • To consider amending the code  to ensure that all use and occupancy requirements are set forth as zoning requirements to allow for their enforcement in the Town’s Bureau of Administrative Adjudication.
  • To consider executing an agreement with the Incorporated Village of Northport to furnish Fire Protection Services for the Town of Huntington Fire Protection District No. 1.

The Town Board meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Town Hall.

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