Town of Shelter Island
Shelter Island, New York
Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board
Jeanette Flynn, Secretary
Board Members:
Peter Vielbig- Chairman-(2-2-17)
Michael Laspia- Vice Chairman (2-2-16)
Michael Coles- Member (2-2-16)
Charles Kraus- Member-(2-2-16)
Debbie Strongin- Member (2-2-18)
Art Williams - Member (2-2-16)
Karin Lissakers - Member (2-2-18)
James Dougherty- Town Liaison
CPFAB Meets on Monday at 8:30AM  9/21/15, 10/19/15, 11/16/15, 12/14/15
Stewardship Management Plans:  (Click on link to view plan)


Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund Advisory Opinions Bureau

The five East End Towns have been authorized by law to form an Advisory Opinions bureau to provide for effective and consistent administration of the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (2% tax). The bureau has representatives from the towns, villages and public at large. The opinions rendered by the bureau are advisory, and adopted opinions are posted below as guidance for both public officials and members of the public on issues related to the proper uses of the Community Preservation Fund (CPF).

Opinion 2013-1

. Summary: CPF money can be used to buy a dog park if (1) the property was acquired for dog park purposes; (2) such use is compatible with the natural character of the land and (3) no CPF money is used to maintain the dog park.

Opinion 2013-2

. Summary: CPF money may not be used to fund four poster deer tick control programs.

Opinion 2013-3

. Summary: There are no limits to the frequency for which parcels may be considered for acquisition with CPF funds.

4-Final Beach Projects

. Summary: CPF money can be used for reestablishment or restoration of beaches, but only if the beaches have been purchased with CPF money. -Summary:"Development rights in property acquired with CPF money can only be used for affordable housing under specific conditions" -Summary: "CPF money may not be used to buy liability insurance for CPF property"

The Bureau prepared CPF Stewardship guidelines and asked each town to adopt them. Below are the CPF Stewardship guidelines adopted by the Town of Shelter Island in 2011:

Rules and Regulations for CPF Acquisition and Stewardship


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