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State gives North Haven more control over shoreline

The State Legislature has approved adding North Haven Village to the list of waterfront municipalities that have authority over construction, maintenance and regulation of private and commercial boathouses, mooring and docks within 1,500 feet of its shoreline.

The change will allow the village to adopt, amend and enforce local regulations in that area, according to Assemb. Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor).

“I am pleased this legislation has passed the Assembly, and that we could fulfill this request of the village,” Thiele said in a news release. “This legislation will allow for the proper local oversight of these shoreline structures.”

State Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), who sponsored the legislation in the Senate, said the legislation “allows and returns local control to the Village of North Haven with respect to the regulation of construction on and near its waters.”

Calls to the village’s administration Tuesday and Wednesday were not returned.

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