To accommodate several public hearings on topics ranging from stop sign installations to fire hydrant rentals, Oyster Bay's town board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday rather than its normal 10 a.m.
The board has scheduled five hearings:
The first is to consider amendments to the town traffic code allowing 18 new stop signs at intersections in Farmingdale, Massapequa, Old Bethpage, Oyster Bay, Plainview and Syosset. Various other new or amended signage related to street parking restrictions are also proposed.
The second public hearing will consider amending Oyster Bay personnel policies to require people seeking certain part-time positions be residents of the town for at least one year.
The third and fourth public hearings will consider the renewal of annual fire hydrant rental contracts from the Plainview and Oyster Bay water districts. Between the two districts, the town will rent 1,465 hydrants for a total of $82,850.
The final public hearing will consider 2011 fire-protection agreements with 11 fire companies and districts within the town. All are one-year contracts, except Oyster Bay Fire Company No. 1 and Atlantic Steamer Company No. 1, which are five-year agreements.