Improvement of facilities of the F.I. Ferry



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Southold, in the County of Suffolk, State of New York, shall hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as this matter can be heard, to consider any and all comments in relation to the increase and improvement of facilities of the Fishers Island Ferry District, consisting of the replacement of four (4) engines and ancillary components on the Ferry Race Point, to meet service needs between New London, Connecticut and Fishers Island, at the estimated maximum cost of $1,265,000. 

It is expected that grant funds, including a VW Environmental Mitigation Grant, administrated by the State of Connecticut, may be received and any such grant funds are authorized to be used to pay a part of the cost of such project, or to pay debt service related thereto.

Due to public health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the Public will not be given in-person access.  In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 202.1, said public hearing of the Town Board will be held via videoconferencing, and a transcript will be provided at a later date. The public will have an opportunity to see and hear the meeting live and provide comments virtually.   

The hearing will be held virtually via ZOOM Webinar.  Instructions and link to attend the meeting will be available on the Town’s website or by calling the Town Clerk’s office at (631)765-1800. A telephone number will also be provided to allow members of the public to attend via telephone.

Written comments and/or questions may also be submitted via email to the Town Clerk at and  Said comments and/or questions will be considered at the public hearing provided that they are submitted no later than 12:00 P.M. (Prevailing Time) on the day of the public hearing.  

Pursuant to the requirements of the Executive Order of the Governor of the State of New York, a transcript will be prepared of the public hearing, and a copy shall be filed with the Town Clerk and placed upon the Town’s website. 

Please check the meeting Agenda posted on the Town’s website ( for further instructions or for any changes to the instructions to access the public hearing, and for updated information.  

Dated:    July 14, 2020

Southold, New York