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Hearings set for redistricting Brookhaven council lines

Brookhaven Town Hall in Farmingville A number of

Brookhaven Town Hall in Farmingville A number of public hearings about redistricting Brookhaven’s town council lines will be held starting this week in each district. (Aug. 17, 2008) (Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis)

A number of public hearings about redistricting Brookhaven’s town council lines will be held starting this week in each district.

Council District 1 will hold a public hearing 4 p.m. Monday at the Port Jefferson Village Center, 101-A East Broadway.

Council District 2 will hold a public hearing 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Brookhaven Senior Recreation Center on Defense Hill Road in Shoreham.

Council District 4 will hold a public hearing 5 p.m. July 23 at town hall at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville.

Council District 3 will hold a public hearing 5 p.m. July 24 at the town Parks Administration Building on 286 Hawkins Road in Centereach.

Council District 5 will hold a public hearing 4 p.m. July 30 at the Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center at 39 Montauk Highway in Blue Point.

Council District 6 will hold a public hearing 4 p.m. July 31 at the Mastic Recreation Center at 15 Herkimer St. in Mastic.

The hearings are hosted by a bipartisan eight-member redistricting commission. The town is required to re-evaluate council district lines every decade in accordance with the U.S. census.

The commission has to submit its redistricting plan to the town by September 15, and the board must act upon the proposal by December 15.

Residents who would like to speak during the public hearings will sign up on a "first come" basis.

For more information, links to census maps and the registration form for speaking at the hearings, visit www.brookhaven.org/Committees/RedistrictingCommission.aspx.

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