Town Board Agrees to Climate, Rental Fund Contracts

The Huntington Town Board voted Tuesday to authorize:

  • A contract with the state Office of of Temporary and Disability Assistance to distribute US Department of Treasury funds under the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Huntington has been awarded $5.9 million to provide relief for hardships caused to tenants and landlords by the Covid-19 epidemic.¬† According to the town resolution, by partnering with the state office, Huntington could be eligible for further funds should the original allotment be used up.
  • A professional services contract with Nicola Armacost as a climate smart communities strategic adviser to help the town achieve a Bronze Climate Smart Communities certification. She will be paid $5,000 to complete and certify an application by July 2, with duties to include inventorying¬† emissions, setting goals, planning for climate action and other activities.
  • A one-year contract extension with the Elwood school district to use various school facilities for the town’s recreation programs from July 1 to June 30, 2022.
  • The use of the Dix Hills golf course by the Special Olympics Long Island region to operate a golf program for athletes with special needs, on Tuesday evenings from June 8 to Oct. 26.
  • A contract for instructors Carly Hausner and Vincent Manetta to provide ice skating lessons and instructional programs at the Dix HIlls Park ice rink, through Dec. 31.
  • A one-year agreement with the Dix Hills Soccer Club to use the building at Erb Farm Park on Burrs Lane, from April 1 to March 31, 2022.
  • A contract with the Village of Northport to provide youth services for $750.
  • Supervisor Chad Lupinacci to apply to Suffolk County for $10,000 for funding for adult day care services.

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