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Letter: Asharoken officials enable beach access

A sign indicating private property is posted at

A sign indicating private property is posted at Asharoken Beach which is a private beach in the Village, and runs along Asharoken Avenue and sits on the Long Island Sound, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Credit: Steve Pfost

A June 16 letter expressed skepticism about public access to Asharoken beaches ["Asharoken won't create public access"]. The issue is that private beaches will have to include public access for Asharoken to qualify for post-Sandy tax dollars from state and federal funds.

Our Asharoken mayor, trustees and others, along with federal and state agencies, are working very hard to make our village and the residents of Eatons Neck safe from future storms. There is already plenty of parking in lots off of Asharoken Avenue. The village code prohibits parking on streets.

Alexander S. Janow, Asharoken

Editor's note: The writer is a former Asharoken Village trustee.