The Orient community has voted!
In October and November, 364 Orient stakeholders, from the Crab Shack to the Point, weighed in on nine propositions relating to building size limitations, traffic on Main Road, advanced septic systems, agricultural preservation, preserving the view sheds, stormwater runoff, pest control, traffic calming, and development based on infrastructure.
Each of the propositions received broad support, ranging from 79% to 92% of those voting.
Because the vast majority of the Orient community has endorsed these propositions, the Orient Association will ask the Town of Southold to adopt them as policies applicable to Orient. We will then seek to work with Town officials and others to find ways to draft and pass law and regulations putting these policies fully into effect.
There will be a community forum early in the new year to discuss these results and to begin detailed planning for implementation (and the Devil is in the details). We will need a broad cross section of the Orient community and others to make sure we get it right. All are encouraged to attend.
Among the 364 respondents, 98 also provided comments on specific aspects of the plan.
Additional aspects of the Orient Plan, and possible further propositions, are also expected early in 2017.
The Orient Association is dedicated to preserving the interests of the residents of Orient, New York
Orient Association’s goal is to serve the entire Orient community, from the tip of the Point to the causeway. We believe that what unites us in Orient is our love of the place, its natural beauty, its open spaces, its relative quiet, its historic character. We want to identify the issues important to Orient and focus our attention on them. Read more.
One issue affecting us right now is the over-population of deer. Orient and the North Fork can sustain about 15 deer per square mile. What we have is 65 per square mile. If you missed the recent forums on Deer Management, click on the link to Issues and Interests below.Why do we need OA? Join OA