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Huntington Notebook: Town Takes Over Train Bike Locker Program

News and notes from the Town of Huntington

LIRR Bike Locker Program Transferred to Town

Administration of the bicycle locker program at LIRR stations in the Town of Huntington was recently transferred from the State to the Town. Thirty-eight bike lockers are available for commuters at the Huntington Station, Cold Spring Harbor, Greenlawn, and Northport LIRR stations.

“All ownership and operations of this program are being transferred by the State to the Town at no cost,” said program sponsor and Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson.
 
Residents and those interested in receiving a no-cost one-year bike locker lease should apply to Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia’s Office. Currently, vacant lockers will be offered free of charge on a “first come–first served” basis to new applicants who apply between Monday, Oct. 15 and Thursday, Nov. 15 [extension period].  The usual $60 rental fee will be waived. 

If more applications are received post-marked the same date than the number of available lockers, the Town Clerk will conduct a “lottery” to assign the lockers to the winning applicants. At the conclusion of this incentivized program, the usual annual rental fee of $60 will apply.

Each locker is six feet long, four feet high and at least three feet wide, and will easily fit most bicycles. The Town requires a $40 key deposit, which is refunded at the termination of the lease. No sub-leasing is permitted. 
 
“In addition to being eco-friendly, using a bicycle to get to the train station supports and encourages a healthy lifestyle. It’s a great program that I look forward to seeing flourish and grow,” said Cuthbertson.

For more information on the Bicycle Locker Program, contact Councilman Mark Cuthbertson at 631-351-3171 or the Town Clerk at 631-351-3206 to register.

2012 LI Music Hall of Fame Induction Thursday

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame will induct its fourth Class of Honorees in a star-studded red carpet event on Thursday, Oct. 18 at The Paramount in Huntington. This very special event will also be a fundraiser for LIMHoF’s new museum home in Port Jefferson Village. See a full list of inductees and more info here.

'A Taste of the Town' in Huntington

With Huntington Restaurant Week over and Northport Restaurant Week yet to begin, we need something to fill in the gap. Get your foodie fix with the Huntington Rotary's 'Taste of the Town' Fundraiser on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy food prepared by Huntington's best chef's at Fado, Besito, and Mr. Sausage. $45, proceeds got to local charities. See more info here. 

Coming Up

The Town Board will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Agenda attached.

The Town Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Agenda attached.

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