CONTRACT TO BUILD FENCED RUN AT COINDRE HALL MOVES FORWARD
The Long Island Dog Owners Group has learned that a contract to build a dog run in the woods at the foot of the Coindre Hall property is scheduled to be presented to the Huntington Town Board on Tues., March 7th. It is critical that dog owners contact Town Supervisor Frank Petrone and the four members of the Town Board to tell them building that dog run would be a big mistake and a waste of taxpayer money. Click here to read LI-DOG’s letter to the Town Board.
The key reasons we are asking the Town not to proceed with that run are:
The contract between Suffolk County and the town is the result of legislation passed in 2003 that required off-leash activities at Coindre Hall to be located in a fenced run in the woods at the foot of the property.
Members of the Long Island Dog Owners Group and neighborhood associations are working through Leg. Jon Cooper’s Citizens Advisory Committee on Coindre Hall to come up with a better solution that meets our needs as well as those of other park users. While we still have work to do, we are making good progress on agreeing to alternative locations and arrangements for off-leash activities at Coindre Hall. Once we reach an agreement, Leg. Cooper has assured us that he will do whatever is necessary to get county approval for our revised proposal.
Proceeding now to construct a run that all parties agree has zero possibility for success would be a tremendous waste of time and money. It is extremely important that dog owners contact Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone and the four members of the Town Board and ask them to stop the process of building the run and allow us to gain County approval for an alternative off-leash solution supported by everyone.
By agreeing to construct and maintain a dog run at Coindre Hall, the Town of Huntington has shown it supports dog owners. We just need to let them know this is not the right solution for off-leash activities at Coindre Hall.
When you call or e-mail, feel free to reiterate the key points mentioned above. Remember, be polite.
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